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Winning programmes of Intl Emmy Kids Awards

MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 5th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed Midem.

Winning programmes from Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands and the UK are: ‘Hey Duggee’ (Kids: Preschool); ‘Shaun the Sheep’ (Kids: Animation); ‘Horrible Histories’ (Kids: Factual); ‘Ultras Sorte Kageshow’ (Baking in the Dark) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); ‘Kasper en de Kerstengelen’ (Casper and the Christmas Angels) (Kids: Series); Doodles (Kids: Digital); ‘Peter And Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie’ (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series).

“Nothing is more vital on television than the programming kids watch every day, and the Academy is proud that the Emmy is the preeminent awards platform for kids programming. We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for our kids,” said International Academy president, Bruce L. Paisner.

The Emmy statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including American Actress and YouTuber Jenn McAllister (jennxpenn); Quebec TV Star/Producer Marc Labrèche (Le Coeur a Ses Raisons; Le Cri du Rhinoceros); German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Program with The Mouse co-presenting with actress and YouTuber Joyce Ilg from WDR’s kid’s series Arman’s Secret, Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty from India and British Comedian Paul Taylor (#Franglais).

Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Martinez Hotel, in Cannes, France during the on-going entertainment content marketplace MipTV.

The International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, WDR mediagroup, TV Kids, Ernst And Young and Junior@MIPTV.

‘Hey Duggee’ is based around ‘The Squirrel Club’; run by a big friendly dog called Duggee. It’s a place where kids take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn activity badges along the way. Duggee teaches the kids about being responsible, working as a team, and taking acceptable risks.

In ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas’, Shaun tricks the farmer into buying three mischievous llamas, but when things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm!

‘Doodles’ is an interactive multi-platform children’s comedy series created with its online audience. The show takes children’s drawings and ideas from all over the world and turns them into funny animated episodes. Each week, the Doodles audience interacts with the show’s creators and cast online, and together they create each episode’s all-new animated adventure. Kids and their parents snap, tag and share their doodles on the shows and the broadcaster’s website and social sites. Audiences comment on and vote for their favourite doodles helping to choose a doodle to bring to life as the lead character in its own animated adventure.

‘Horrible Histories’ is a British children’s sketch comedy television series. Each episode takes on a different historical period, delivering factual content through entertaining skits, TV parodies, and catchy songs.

In ‘Ultras Sorte Kageshow’ (Baking in the Dark), four children compete in baking the best tasting and best looking cake. But how will they manage when the lights suddenly gets turned off?

In ‘Kasper en de Kerstengelen’ (Casper and the Christmas Angels), Casper wants to be an astronaut so he can travel out into deep space. But before he can do this, he has to practice and grow. After all, he is only eleven!

In ‘Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie’, the story of Peter Pan is retold through the imagination of a chronically ill girl at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, the institution to which Peter Pan author, J. M. Barrie, bequeathed the rights to the book.