Valencia, Spain -- Clay Animation was honored with the Silver Telly Award for the animated series Clay Kids. Among nearly 11.000 projects were submitted in the competition.
The Telly Awards is a prestigious North American contest that, since 1979, has recognized the best ads and TV shows from all over the world. In this 33rd edition, the Telly Awards have joined forces with YouTube in order to give the public the opportunity to vote the videos presented.
Clay Kids has also been nominated for the Official Section of the Annecy Animation Festival 2012, a showcase of the best animated productions and main reference for the animation industry.
Clay Kids is a stop motion sitcom, targeted on 6-11 age range audience. Each episode lasts 11 minutes and is recorded in High Definition.
The project was created by Javier Tostado and is co-produced by TVE. It is intended for the international public and the recording process involves animation specialists and scriptwriters from Spain, UK (Mike Booth, BAFTA-nominated) and USA (Seth Kearsley, director in Family Guy). Original Hip-Hop music for the series was created by the Dj Guillermo Tostado and performed by the MC Jerry B. Long (Kokane).
As well as the prizes mentioned, Clay Kids achieved his first international recognition in the Mipcom Junior Licensing Challenge, where it was finalist. Currently, the production of the first season is close to ending. The broadcasting of the first 26 episodes will begin during the next autumn.
Source: Clay Animation