“Penguins of Madagascar” wins six Daytime Emmys

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The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins Of Madagascar” received six Daytime Emmys — including one for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program — during a grand gala Friday night for over 1,000 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

Also at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards, The Penguins Of Madagascar was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition (composer Adam Berry was singled out), Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (Danny Jacobs, as King Julien), Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing — Live Action and Animation, Outstanding Writing In Animation (Brandon Sawyer, Bill Motz and Bob Roth), and Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special (casting director Meredith Layne).

Also from Nickelodeon, the launch trailer for the animated series Bubble Guppies won for Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic. Chris Papa was the director of animation.

The Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program went to yet another Nickelodeon production: Fanboy and Chum Chum. The show also won for Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program (Brian Sheesley, Jim Schumann and Russell Calabrese, directors; Ginny McSwain, voice director).

Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer won for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design.

The Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Directing was given to Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (ABC), directed by Ryan Polito.

“The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business,” said Brent Stanton, executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards. “The daytime community is well and prospering, as witnessed by this overwhelming turnout honoring the best in daytime television in more than 50 categories. I continue to be inspired by the quality of work these individuals and organizations provide the daytime viewer each and every day.”

Friday’s show was hosted by Steve Wilkos, of The Steve Wilkos Show, and joined by such presenters as Bill Farmer and Tony Anselmo, the voices of Goofy and Donald Duck.

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