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Kidscreen Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media is singled out and celebrated by the global kids entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit 2016.

MIAMI, FLORIDA -- The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was singled out and celebrated by the global kids’ entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit 2016, sponsored by the Canada Media Fund. Determined by two panels of highly respected industry judges, awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following entries:

PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY

  • Best New Series - Puffin Rock - Cartoon Saloon/Dog Ears/Penguin Children’s Books/Netflix
  • Best Animated Series - Puffin Rock - Cartoon Saloon/Dog Ears/Penguin Children’s Books/Netflix
  • Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series - Sesame Street - Sesame Workshop
  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief - Sesame Workshop

PROGRAMMING—KIDS CATEGORY

  • Best New Series - All Hail King Julien - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
  • Best Animated Series - All Hail King Julien - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
  • Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series - Horrible Histories - Lion Television/CBBC/BBC Worldwide
  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie - Ten Pieces - Somethin’ Else/BBC Music TV for BBC Learning

PROGRAMMING—TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY

  • Best New Series - Dragons: Race to the Edge - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
  • Best Animation Series - Dragons: Race to the Edge - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
  • Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series - Nowhere Boys - Season 2 - Matchbox Pictures
  • Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie - Pirate’s Passage - Mahon Pictures

CREATIVE TALENT CATEGORY

  • Best Acting - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief - Sesame Workshop
  • Best Writing - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief - Sesame Workshop
  • Best Directing - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief - Sesame Workshop
  • Best Animation - All Hail King Julien - DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix
  • Best Voice Talent - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief -Sesame Workshop
  • Best Music - Ten Pieces - Somethin’ Else/BBC Music TV for BBC Learning
  • Best Design - Sesame Street: The Cookie Thief - Sesame Workshop

The Kidscreen Awards also includes a category designed to spotlight the best efforts made by broadcasters to forge stronger connections with kids and family audiences around the world. These winners were determined by a Kidscreen readership online vote that took place in December.

BROADCASTING CATEGORY

  • Channel of the Year  - PBS KIDS
  • Best Channel Design - PBS KIDS
  • Best Programming Block – Sprout -Sunny Side Up
  • Best Channel Website - PBS KIDS - pbskids.org
  • Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team - Groupe Média TFO -Louis-Philippe Deslauriers, Alexandra Janvier and Josée Leblanc

And rounding out the Kidscreen Awards program are a set of Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up). The winners for these prizes are as follows:

DIGITAL—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY

  • Best Website - Peep and the Big Wide World/El Mundo Divertido de Peep - WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Best Web/App Series - Lalaloopsy Kitchen  - MGA Entertainment
  • Best Learning App (Smartphone) - Sunny’s Hootenanny - Loudcrow Interactive/Twofold Films
  • Best Learning App (Tablet) - Elmo’s Animals: A Sesame Street S’More App - Sesame Workshop
  • Best Game App (Smartphone) - Sesame Street Video Maker - Sesame Workshop/IDEO Toy Lab
  • Best Game App (Tablet) - My Very Hungry Caterpillar - StoryToys
  • Best eBook - Little Emily - Ever After Tales
  • Best Streaming Video Platform - Hopster - Hopster
    AND PlayKids - Movile

DIGITAL—KIDS CATEGORY

  • Best Website - Design Squad - WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Best Web/App Series - Life Hacks for Kids - DreamWorksTV
  • Best Learning App (Smartphone) - Plum’s Creaturizer - WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Best Learning App (Tablet) - The Foos Coding 5+ - codeSpark
  • Best Game App (Smartphone) -Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games - Cartoon Network Digital AND Crayola Color Alive! - DAQRI
  • Best Game App (Tablet) - Adventure Time Game Wizard - Cartoon Network Digital AND - Weirdwood Manor - All Play, No Work
  • Best Streaming Video Platform - Cartoon Network - Cartoon Network Digital

Source: Kidscreen

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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