CANNES — The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 2017 International Emmy Kids Awards nominees.
The pool of contenders is drawn from 16 different countries, and the winners will receive their awards at April MipTV in Cannes. Leading the pack are Brazil and the U.K. with four nominations each, followed by Germany and Japan with three.
In the category of Kids: Series, Germany is represented by “Club der Roten Baender” (Red Bracelets) – a teen hospital drama about friendship helping characters get through medical hardships, produced by Bantry Bay Productions for RTL network VOX; and “Jamie Johnson” – the story of a 12-year old footballer with big dreams comes from the U.K., produced by Short Film Company for CBBC.
Boutique Films and Discovery Kids Latin America’s “O Zoo da Zu” turns on an otherwise normal girl with her own zoo; rounding out the category, Singapore’s time traveling program “Shahrukh & Warsan” is produced by The Big Shots LLP for the MediaCorp Suria Channel.
The nominees for Kids: Preschool are Dandelooo’s “La Cabane à Histoires” (The Treehouse Stories) – a literature focused series from France; and Japan’s NKH series “Design Ah!” – a Peabody Award-winning educational program focused on design concepts. Brazil pulls another nomination with Supertoons-produced “O Diário de Mika” (Mika’s Diary) – the adventures of a four-year-old learning about the world; and Netflix’s Irish series “Puffin Rock” from Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin.
For animated series, the nominees are Singapore’s Disney Channel series “Oddbods,” focusing on the misadventures of seven crazy friends; U.K.’s “ Revolting Rhymes,” an animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short stories produced by Magic Light Pictures; Argentina’s Latin America co-produced “Siesta Z,” the story of an introverted narcoleptic; and finally “Trudes Tier” (Trude’s Flatmate) from Germany’s Studio Soi, about the adventures of Trude and the strange creature that lives in her apartment.
Via a statement, Bruce L. Paisner, president & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said: “The Academy is proud to be the preeminent platform for showcasing and recognizing the remarkable wealth and geographic spread of quality kids programming produced around the world. We congratulate the nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting the high standard we all expect for children’s content.”
AND THE NOMINEES ARE:
“Club der Roten Baender” (Red Bracelets)
Bantry Bay Productions GmbH / VOX Television GmbH
Short Form Film Company / CBBC
“O Zoo da Zu”
Boutique Films / Discovery Kids Latin America
“Shahrukh & Warsan”
The Big Shots LLP
“La Cabane à Histoires” (The Treehouse Stories)
Dandelooo / Caribara Production
“O Diário de Mika” (Mika’s Diary)
Cartoon Saloon / Dog Ears / Penguin / Netflix
Magic Light Pictures
El Perro en la Luna / Señal Colombia /
Educa / PakaPaka
“Trudes Tier” (Trude’s Flatmate)
Studio Soi / WDR
“Hele Norge Bygger – Minutt for Minutt”
(The Great Norwegian Build Off)
“Jenter” (Young Girls)
“Malhação – Seu Lugar no Mundo” (Young Hearts – I just Want to Love)
“Asquerosamente Rico” (Disgustingly Tasty)
Echando Globos / Señal Colombia / ANTV
“Berlin und Wir” (Berlin and Us)
Imago TV / ZDF German Television
NHK / TV Man Union
Maverick TV / CBBC
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
Penguin Films / The Walt Disney Company
“Vår Restaurang” (Our Restaurant)
“The Voice Kids”
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
“Alleen op de Wereld” (Nobody’s Boy)
“Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe”
Kindle Entertainment / DHX Media / Walker Productions / Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund
Australian Children’s Television Foundation / ABC Me / Gristmill
“Wansapanataym – Candy’s Crush” (Once Upon a Time)