On Friday, May 19, 2000, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed the honor of outstanding childrens animated program on STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: PINKY, ELMYRA AND THE BRAIN. The toons left in their wake were ARTHUR, DISNEYS DOUG, MAURICE SENDAKS LITTLE BEAR and THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. SESAME STREET beat out BLUES CLUES in the category of outstanding pre-school series. Other animated winners were given out on Saturday, May 13 at the technical achievement ceremony. ROLIE POLIE OLIE won the award for outstanding special class animated program. Composers Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein, Julie Bernstein, Tim Kelly and Gordon Goodwin of HISTERIA! took home the prize for outstanding music direction and composition. ROUGHNECKS STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES garnered the award for outstanding achievement in sound editing special class. Finally taking the honors for outstanding achievement in sound mixing special class was ARTHUR. For his work in DISNEYS HERCULES, James Wood was awarded the statuette for outstanding performer in an animated program.