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What a great way to cap off day two of KidScreen Summit. We're proud to unveil the first group of KidScreen Awards winners, announced at a short, snappy and jovial ceremony held tonight at the Hilton New York.
February 12, 2010

What a great way to cap off day two of KidScreen Summit. We’re proud to unveil the first group of KidScreen Awards winners, announced at a short, snappy and jovial ceremony held tonight at the Hilton New York.

Comedian Gerry Dee and KidScreen publisher Jocelyn Christie kept things moving, handing out 27 KidScreen Awards across six categories chosen by two panels of highly respected professional judges from a field that held 93 companies from 11 different countries. And this year’s recipients, representing the best in international children’s entertainment are:

PRESCHOOL CATEGORY
Best Animated Series 2010
Bert & Ernie
Sesame Workshop/Misseri Studio

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series 2010
Sesame Street
Sesame Workshop

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie 2010
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubb Idol
Bolder Media, in association with Starz Media’s Film Roman Animation Studio

Best Companion Website 2010
Sid the Science Kid website
KCET/The Jim Henson Company

KIDS CATEGORY
Best Animated Series 2010
League of Super Evil
Nerd Corps Entertainment

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series 2010
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
WGBH Educational Foundation

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie 2010
Newsround
BBC Children’s

Best Companion Website 2010
The Electric Company website
Sesame Workshop

TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY
Best Animated Series 2010
Total Drama Island
Fresh TV

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series 2010
Escape From Scorpion Island
The Foundation TV Productions

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie 2010
Aisling’s Diary
CR Entertainment

Best Companion Website 2010
The Next Star website
Tricon Film & Television

FAMILY CATEGORY
Best Animated Series 2010
Figaro Pho
Vishus Productions/Australia Broadcasting Corporation/South Australian Film Corporation

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series 2010
Design Squad
WGBH Children’s Programming

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie 2010
Dustbin Baby
Kindle Entertainment

Best Companion Website 2010
Yo Gabba Gabba! website
W!LDBRAIN

CREATIVE TALENT CATEGORY Best Design 2010
Booky’s Crush
Platt Productions/Shaftesbury Films

Best Acting 2010
Dustbin Baby
Kindle Entertainment

Best Writing 2010
Newsround
BBC Children’s

Best Animation 2010
Figaro Pho
Vishus Productions/Australia Broadcasting Corporation/South Australian Film Corporation

Best Directing 2010
Figaro Pho
Vishus Productions/Australia Broadcasting Corporation/South Australian Film Corporation

Best Music 2010
The Electric Company
Sesame Workshop

Best Voice Talent 2010
WordGirl
Scholastic Media/Soup2Nuts

And lastly, KidScreen partnered with Nickelodeon Consumer Insights to set up international focus group panels of kids and parents in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Brazil, Korea and Japan. These real-viewer panels watched all the shortlisted programs and selected their favorites.

VIEWERS CHOICE CATEGORY
Best Preschool Program 2010
Bert & Ernie
Sesame Workshop/Misseri Studio

Best Kids Program 2010
Arthur
Cookie Jar Entertainment/WGBH Educational Foundation

Best Tweens/Teens Program 2010
Total Drama Island
Fresh TV

Best Family Program 2010
Booky’s Crush
Platt Productions/Shaftesbury Films

Congrats to all the winners! For details on the KidScreen Awards judges visit http://awards.kidscreen.com/Home/OurJudges

About The Author
Lana Castleman is the Editor & Content Director of Kidscreen and oversees all content for Kidscreen magazine, kidscreen.com and related kidscreen events. lcastleman@brunico.com

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