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Toons win twin Geminis

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presented the 13th annual Gemini Awards on Sunday, October 4 in Toronto. The winner in the Animated Program or Series category is Nelvana Limiteds 2D series, Sam & Max, produced by Patrick Loubert, Gwenn Saunders Eckel, Michael Hirsh, Stephen Hodgins, Robert Ross, Clive A. Smith and J.D. Smith. The winner in the Preschool Program or Series category is Cochran Entertainments mixed-media show, Theodore Tugboat, produced by Andrew Cochran. In addition, on October 2, Canadian software developer Puppet Works and Beevision Productions were honored with the Gemini Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement. As part of their acceptance speech, the companies demonstrated their real-time motion-capture technology at the gala event.