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2012 Kidscreen Awards nominees announced

The first-round results are in as the entries for the 2012 Kidscreen Awards have been shortlisted for the Programming and Broadcasting categories. All winners will be announced at the second-annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony, taking place on Thursday, February 9 in New York at Kidscreen Summit.
November 29, 2011

The first-round results are in as the entries for the 2012 Kidscreen Awards have been shortlisted for the Programming and Broadcasting categories. All winners will be announced at the second-annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony, taking place on Thursday, February 9 in New York at Kidscreen Summit.

The winners of the Programming categories, which include creative talent awards for animation, directing, writing, acting, voice talent, design and music, will be determined by a panel of second-round judges and include:

PRESCHOOL

Best Animated Series
Abby’s Flying Fairy School (Sesame Workshop)
Babar and the Adventures of Badou (Nelvana Limited/TeamTO)
dirtgirlworld (mememe Productions/DHX Media)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Driver Dan’s Story Train (TwoFour54/3Line Media)
Fairytales of Mr. Sandman (Meyer Media/Efteling B.V.)
Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Dino Dan (Sinking Ship Entertainment)
Imaginext, Either Ore (Fisher-Price)
Imaginext, Serpent Pirate Ship (Fisher-Price)

Best Companion Website
Octonauts (Plug-In Media)
Bananas in Pyjamas (ABC TV)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (Random House)

KIDS

Best Animated Series
Rated A For Awesome (Nerd Corps Entertainment)
The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi)
Transformers Prime (Hasbro Studios/The Hub TV)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Horrible Histories (Lion Television in association with Citrus TV)
How to be Indie (Heroic Television/Sudden Storm Entertainment)
Me & My Monsters (Sticky Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions, The Jim Henson Company)
My Place Series 2 (Matchbox Pictures in association with ABC TV and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation)
Tati’s Hotel (Tati’s World)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Heart Catch Pretty Cure! The Movie: Fashion Show in Paris! (Toei Animation Co.)
Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes (Wapos Bay Productions)
ZhuZhu Pets, Quest For Zhu (Dreamgarden/Moonscoop)

Best Companion Website
Horrible Histories (Lion Television/Citrus TV/CBBC)
Power Rangers Samurai (Saban Brands LLC)
Shaun the Sheep (Aardman Animations)

TWEENS/TEENS

Best Animated Series
Bob’s Burgers (Bento Box Entertainment/20th Century Fox Television)
Dan Vs. (Film Roman/The Hub TV)
Total Drama World Tour (Fresh TV)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Dance Academy (Werner Film Productions)
In Real Life 2 (Apartment 11 Productions)
Leonardo (Kindle Entertainment)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
How the Earth Became Round (Cinquième Etage Production)
My Babysitter’s A Vampire (Fresh TV)
Some Dogs Bite (Kindle Entertainment Ltd.)

Best Companion Website
In Real Life Interactive (Secret Location)
The Next Star (Tricon Film & Television)
Total Drama World Tour Online (Fresh TV)

 

As for the Broadcasting categories, Kidscreen subscribers will be receiving an email inviting them to review the shortlisted entries online and vote for a winner in each category. The Broadcasting nominees are:

Channel of the Year
CBBC (UK)
Family Channel (Canada)
PBS Kids (US)

Best Channel Design
ABC 4 Kids
Cartoon Network (Summer Bump—Upchuck)
France 3

Best Channel Website
ABC 4 Kids (www.abc.net.au/abc4kids)
Cartoon Network (www.cartoonnetwork.com)
PBS Kids (www.pbskids.org)

Best Integrated Promotion
Cartoon Network (How to Train Your Dragon DVD launch, with Paramount Home Entertainment)
Cartoon Network (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
PBS Kids (The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That launch)

Best Interstitial Campaign
Cartoon Network (Adventure Time 6:58)
Family Channel (Family rebrand)
Family Channel (Family summer branding)

Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
ABC 4 Kids (Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl)
PIWI+ (Kevin Métayer)
TeleTOON+ (Caroline Costa)

Winners of the Viewers Choice Awards, meanwhile, will be decided by the international research team at Nickelodeon Consumer Insights, which has set up a network of focus groups spanning all three age ranges (preschool, kids six to 10 and tweens/teens 11to 17) and parents in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan and Brazil.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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