KidScreen Awards 2011 – Winners Announced

Posted February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011: In last night’s high-profile KidScreen Awards 2011 presentation event at KidScreen Summit in New York, the year’s best work in children’s television programming and broadcasting was singled out and celebrated by the global kids entertainment industry. 
Determined by two panels of highly respected professional judges, content awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following programs and companies:
PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY

Best Animated Series
Pink Panther & Pals
Rubicon Entertainment/MGM Television

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Sesame Street
Sesame Workshop

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Ble Mae Cyw?
Boomerang+/S4C

Best Companion Website
Driver Dan’s Story Train
Two Four 54/3 Line Media

PROGRAMMING—KIDS CATEGORY

Best Animated Series
Shaun the Sheep
Aardman Animations Ltd./CBBC

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Horrible Histories
Lion Television/Citrus Television/CBBC

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Totally Spies! The Movie
Marathon Media/Studio 37/Mikado
Best Companion Website
Phineas and Ferb
Disney Interactive Media Group
PROGRAMMING—TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY

Best Animated Series
Total Drama World Tour
Fresh TV

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
The Next Star III
Tricon Films & Television

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Aisling’s Summer Diary
CR Entertainment/BeActive Kids/RTE

Best Companion Website
Dance Academy
Werner Film Productions/ABC/ZDF

Best Animated Series
Kaeloo
Cube Creative Productions/Canal+
PROGRAMMING—FAMILY CATEGORY

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
My Place
Matchbox Pictures/ABC/ACTF

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Vacation With Derek
Shaftesbury Films
CREATIVE TALENT

Best Design
Shaun the Sheep
Aardman Animations Ltd./CBBC

Best Acting
Horrible Histories
Lion Television/Citrus Television/CBBC

Best Writing
Horrible Histories
Lion Television/Citrus Television/CBBC

Best Animation
Shaun the Sheep
Aardman Animations Ltd./CBBC
Best Directing
Pink Panther & Pals
Rubicon Entertainment/MGM Television

Best Music
Pink Panther & Pals
Rubicon Entertainment/MGM Television

Best Voice Talent
Total Drama World Tour
Fresh TV
KidScreen was also privileged to work with the top-notch international research team at Nickelodeon Consumer Insights again this year on a special set of Viewers Choice KidScreen Awards. NCI’s network of focus groups spanning all four age categories in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan and Brazil looked at the shortlisted programs and voted for their overall favorites. Here are the results:
VIEWERS CHOICE CATEGORY

Best Preschool Program
Pink Panther & Pals
Rubicon Entertainment/MGM Television

Best Kids Program
Shaun the Sheep
Aardman Animations Ltd./CBBC

Best Tweens/Teens Program
Total Drama World Tour
FreshTV

Best Family Program
Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars
9 Story Entertainment Inc.
For the first time this year, the KidScreen Awards included a brand-new 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-wide vote that took place in January.
BROADCASTING CATEGORIES

Channel of the Year
Nickelodeon

Best Channel Design
Cartoon Network

Best Channel Website
PBSKids.org

Best On-Air Host
Andrew W.K.
Cartoon Network

Best Integrated Promotion
Cartoon Network’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” promotion

Best Interstitial Campaign
ABC3’s “Meet the Hosts” launch

For more details about the KidScreen Awards, visit http://awards.kidscreen.com.

For further information please contact Blueprint PR:
Janet Balmforth, Tel: +44 (0) 7748 185656 janet@blueprintpr.co.uk
Aimee Norman, Tel: +44 (0) 7957 564050 aimee@blueprintpr.co.uk