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Kidscreen Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Hilda, Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, and Little Big Awesome
Hilda, Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, and Little Big Awesome

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Kidscreen Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

The nominees have been revealed for the next Kidscreen Awards, taking place on February 11 in Miami, Florida at the culmination of Kidscreen Summit 2020:

Best New Series
Where’s Waldo (DreamWorks Animation Television)
Norman Picklestripes (Factory)
Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe (Nelvana)

Best Animated Series
Hey Duggee (Studio AKA, BBC Studios)
Claude (Sixteen South)
Peppa Pig (Entertainment One, Gaston’s Cave)

Best Live-Action Series
Dino Dana (Sinking Ship Entertainment)
Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop)
Molly and Mack (CBeebies, BBC Children’s)

Best Mixed-Media Series
Becca’s Bunch (JAM Media)
Yakka Dee! (Beakus, King Banana TV)
NIVIS—Amigos de Otro Mundo (Disney Latin America)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Dino Dana – The Dino Zone (Sinking Ship Entertainment)
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (Sesame Workshop)
Pinkalicious and Peterrific – A Pinkaperfect Birthday (WGBH, Sixteen South)

Best Short Film
Nick Jr. Snizzle Song (Nickelodeon)
The Luchador Scooter Race (Sesame Workshop, Pipeline Studios)
Nick Jr. Sunscreen Song (Nickelodeon)


Best New Series
Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (DreamWorks Animation Television)
Serengeti (XIX Entertainment, John Downer Productions for Discovery Channel and BBC TV)
BIA (Disney Latin America)

Best Animated Series
Hilda (Silvergate Media, Netflix, Mercury Filmworks, Hilda Productions)
Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (DreamWorks Animation Television)
Little Big Awesome (Titmouse, Amazon Studios)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Angela’s Christmas (Netflix, Brown Bag Films)
ZOG (Magic Light Pictures, Triggerfish Animation)
Odd Squad – Odds and Ends (Sinking Ship Entertainment, Fred Rogers Productions)
Secret Life of Boys – Ethan Vs. The Posers (Zodiak Kids Studios)

Best Live-Action Series
Once (Disney Latin America)
Odd Squad (Sinking Ship Entertainment, Fred Rogers Productions)
Holly Hobbie (Aircraft Pictures, Cloudco Entertainment, Wexworks Media)
Just Add Magic (Amazon Studios)

Best Mixed-Media Series
Paper Port (Pipeline Studios, Zumbastico)
Blynk and Aazoo (Little Scooter Media)
Rooster House (Zip Zap, Tete Animation, Clan RTVE)

Best Short Film
Lost & Found (Wabi Sabi Studios)
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 (Apple)
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (DreamWorks Animation Television)


Best New Series
The A List (Kindle Entertainment)
Unik (Unique) (NRK)
Sherwood (Baby Octopus, Toybox)

Best Animated Series
Bob’s Burgers (Bento Box Entertainment, 20th Century Fox)
Sherwood (Baby Octopus, Toybox)
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (Tiger Aspect Productions, Endemol Shine International)

Best Live-Action Series
Jenny 2—My Recovery (Ma Reconstruction) (Productions Avenida)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
Find Me In Paris (Federation Kids & Family, Cottonwood Media)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
#ROXY (Mosaic Entertainment, Spesch)
Flippons 2018 (Groupe Media TFO)
Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (Lime Pictures, Netflix)

These shortlisted entries are being reviewed and assessed by a fresh panel of judges, including the following execs: Adina Pitt (Cartoon Network), Jane Gould (Disney Channels Worldwide), Henrietta Hurford-Jones (BBC Studios), Heather Tilert (Netflix), Paul DeBenedittis (Nickelodeon), Cristina Fiumara (Disney+), Linda Simensky (PBS KIDS), Tiphaine de Raguenel (France Télévisions), Eryk Casamiro (Nickelodeon), Ed Horasz (Netflix), Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon) and Sarah Muller (BBC Children’s).

Channel of the Year
ABC Kids

Best Programming Block
Gloob (Globosat)

Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
Suki, Meisha, Jesse, Duhin, Spencer and RikiMisu — The Zone, Zone Weekend and Big Fun Movies (YTV)
Charlie and Kirby Engelman — Xploration Station syndication block on Fox (National Geographic Partners)
Gabriel, Charis, Erissa, Wafiy, Dheena, Faiz and Ellya — Club Mickey Mouse Malaysia season three (Disney Channel Asia)

Best Kids-Only Streaming Service


Best Learning App—Branded
Cleo & Cuquin: Explore + Learn (HITN)
Amazon FreeTime (Amazon)

Best Learning App—Original
StorySign (Aardman Animations, Huawei)
Funexpected Math! (Funexpected)
PlayKids (PlayKids)

Best Game App—Branded
Dino Dana: Dino Quest (Sinking Ship Entertainment)
Ricky Zoom: Welcome to Wheelford (Entertainment One)

Best Game—Other
My First Day at School (Jollywise)
Cutie Pugs Games (Little Engine Moving Pictures)
Lili’s Skating Badge—16 Hudson (Big Bad Boo Studios)

Best YouTube Channel
Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop)
Oddbods (One Animation)
Moonbug (Moonbug)

Best Web/App Series—Branded
Canticos Volume 2 (Encantos Media Studios, Nickelodeon)
Sesame Steeet/HBO Respect Campaign (Sesame Workshop)
Cry Babies Magic Tears (IMC Toys)

Best Web/App Series—Original
Lili & Lola Season Two (Big Bad Boo Studios)
Tot Cop (Mooshku, Nickelodeon)
Miss Persona (Corus/Nelvana, Balloon House Productions)

Best Website
Pinna (Pinna)


Best Learning App—Branded
Amazon FreeTime (Amazon)
Marvel Hero Tales (Kuato Studios, Marvel)
Yertle the Turtle Read and Play with Dr. Seuss (Oceanhouse Media, Dr. Seuss Enterprises)

Best Learning App—Original
Adventure Academy (Age of Learning)
Wonderscope (Within Unlimited)
Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books (Novel Effect)

Best Game App—Branded
Do Not Touch (Nickelodeon)
Danger Things: A Henry Danger Halloween Special—Screens Up App (Nickelodeon)
Hatchimals: Hatchtopia Life (Spin Master)

Best Game App—Original
PK XD (PlayKids)
Toca Kitchen Sushi (Toca Boca)
Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)

Best YouTube Channel
Dodo Kids (The Dodo, Group Nine Media)
DreamWorksTV (NBCUniversal)
Star Wars Kids (Lucasfilm)

Best Web/App Series—Branded
Goldieblox Fast Forward Girls (Goldieblox)
Dance Squad (Driver Studios)
Treasure X (Relish Interactive, Moose Toys)

Best Web/App Series—Original
Eagles (SVT)
Colossal Questions (NBCUniversal, DreamWorksTV)
Detention Adventure (Broken Compass Films, LoCo Motion Pictures)

Best Website
National Geographic Kids (National Geographic Partners) (Coolabi)
YouTube Kids (Google)

Best Game—Other
Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)
Bonfire (Baobab Studios)
Let’s Go Luna! Chef Leo’s Crazy Kitchen (9 Story Media Group, Relish)

These shortlisted entries are being reviewed by a panel of professional judges, including Sara DeWitt (PBS KIDS), Robin Raskin (Living in Digital Times), David Kleeman (Dubit), Brenda Bisner (Kidoodle.TV), James Stephenson (Wonderstorm), Dan Efergan (Aardman Animations), Kristen Kane (Viacom), Peter Robinson (KidsKnowBest), Sherri Glass (Cartoon Network) and Miles Ludwig (Sesame Workshop).


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