YMA Awards of Excellence Nominees 2019

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance (YMA) has announced the nominees for English-language Awards of Excellence for television and digital. The winners will be revealed at the gala to be held on May 29, at the CBC Glenn-Gould Studio, in Toronto. Alongside these categories, YMA will be presenting the Outstanding Achievement Award to Fred Penner and the Emerging Talent Award to Rita Claire Mike-Murphy.

Gala tickets are on sale now.

Animation and interactive nominees for 2019 are:

Best Digital First Content – All age groups

According to Kids – produced by CBC

Bravest Warriors – produced by Nelvana and Frederator Studios

Emerald Code – produced by Shaftesbury

Hope Works, Little Lights – produced by CBC

Miss Persona Season 2 – produced by Nelvana and Balloon House Productions · Princess Sparkly Butt & the Hot Dog Kid – produced by Balloon House Productions

Best Program, Animation – Preschool

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (Daniel’s Fish Dies) – produced by 9 Story Media Group, Fred Rogers Productions; aired on Family Junior

Dot. (Super Ruby) – produced by Industrial Brothers, The Jim Henson Company; aired on CBC

Esme and Roy (Hugo, We Have a Problem/A New Chapter) – produced by Nelvana, Sesame Workshop; aired on HBO and Treehouse TV

Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate (Bean Raider) – produced by Radical Sheep; aired on Universal Kids and CBC

The Cat In the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (Mind Changing Fun) – produced by Portfolio Entertainment; aired on Teletoon

The Snowsnaps (What’s Your Treasure / The Monster) – produced by Carpediem Film&TV; aired on Treehouse TV

True and the Rainbow Kingdom (The Living Sea) – produced by Guru Studio; aired on CBC

Best Program, Animation – Ages 6-9

Chop Chop Ninja (Camping at Kami’s) – produced by Sardine Productions, Gamerizon Studio; aired on Teletoon

The Deep (Finn Comes Aboard) – produced by DHX Media, A Stark Production; aired on Family CHRGD

The Magic School Bus Rides Again (The Good the Bad and the Gnocchi) – produced by 9 Story Media Group; aired on Netflix

Total Dramarama (That’s a Wrap) – produced by Elliott Animation; aired on Cartoon Network and Teletoon

Wild Kratts (Choose Your Swordfish) – produced by 9 Story Media Group; aired on TVO

Best Program, Animation – Ages 9+

Cupcake & Dino: General Services (Cupcake Days) – produced by Entertainment One, Birdo; aired on Teletoon and Netflix

The Dragon Prince (Bloodthirsty) – produced by Bardel Entertainment, Wonderstorm; streamed on Netflix

Wishfart (Does This Please The Jigmaster? / Baby… Seal… Thingy) – produced by Wishfart Productions; aired on Teletoon

Best Interactive Content – Preschool

Cutie Pugs Games – produced by Little Engine Moving Pictures, Sticky Brain Studios, TVOKids, TFO and Radio-Canada

Dino Dana Digital – produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Opie’s Home – produced by marblemedia

Ping and Friends – produced by Kondolole Films and TV PinGuim

Best Interactive Content – Ages 6-9

CBC Kids Olympics – produced by CBC

Giver 150 – produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Mystery Files HQ – produced by Apartment 11 Productions

Odd Squad 2.0 – produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment

Raven’s Quest Online – produced by Apartment 11 Productions

Best Interactive Content – Ages 9+

CBC Kids News – produced by CBC

mPower – Grades 3-6 – produced by TVO

NFL Rush Gameday – produced by Relish and NFL

The 2019 Awards of Excellence are made possible through the participation of sponsors: Principal – CBC Kids; Cocktail and Reception Sponsor – DHX Media; Prestige – 9 Story Media Group, Canada Media Fund / MADE, Independent Production Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund, Sinking Ship Entertainment; Excellence – Apartment 11 Productions, Fresh TV, Guru Studio, marblemedia and Landslide Entertainment.

The Deep
The Deep
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The Snowsnaps
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