Nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with 12 nominees across three categories. This is the second time this year that the Academy has presented Kids Emmys; the accelerated schedule is due to various factors related to the COVID-19 virus. This presentation will be made during the virtualized MIPCOM Online + instead of the usual spring MIPTV ceremony.
Nominations span 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
“The geographic spread and variety of themes addressed in these nominated programs demonstrate the buoyancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting the standard of excellence we expect for young viewers worldwide.”
The Kids Animation nominees are:
Ico Bit Zip | National Geographic / Copa Studio [Brazil] In Ico Bit Zip, Ico and her friends are beings living in the Cloud and working in an internet search tool, the Bit Zip. They have to find out answers for the most complex questions — after all, “no results found” is something inadmissible!
Oddbods – Season 3 | One Animation Pte Ltd [Singapore] The Oddbods are back… again! Watch seven friends survive the perils of everyday life, where ordinary situations spiral into extraordinary events.
Moominvalley | Gutsy Animations [Finland] The star of the show, curious and idealistic Moomintroll with his extraordinary family and whimsical friends take us to an adventure into the magical world of Moominvalley. Most of the episodes will center on the Moominhouse and valley, an idyllic place entirely untouched by the modern world. Sometimes they will venture beyond the valley into the vast wilderness, huge dark forests, mysterious distant islands and lonely perilous mountains.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea | Lupus Films [United Kingdom] A mysterious tiger turns up unannounced and invites himself in for afternoon tea. Young Sophie and her mommy watch in fascination as the tiger proceeds to eat not only their tea, but the entire contents of the fridge and everything else in the house!
Winners will receive their award during an online ceremony on Wednesday, October 14. All these programs were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019; in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period.
International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners are: Ernst & Young, MIPJunior and TV Kids.