Odd Squad among Canadian kids shows recognized at Daytime Emmys

Canadian-produced children's show Odd Squad has won three Daytime Emmy Awards.

Canadian-produced children’s show Odd Squad has picked up three Daytime Emmy Awards.

Co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions, in association with TVOKids and ICI Radio-Canada Tele, Odd Squad went into the Creative Arts Emmy Awards with seven nominations.

Odd Squad, which airs on PBS in the U.S., won Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series; Outstanding Writing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s, Family Viewing; and Outstanding Directing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Family Viewing
Program for Odd Squad: World Turned Odd, directed by J.J. Johnson.

Dino Dana, also a Sinking Ship Entertainment production, went into the awards with eight nominations, but was shut out with the lone exception of its star Michela Luci, who earned Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Family Viewing or Special Class Program.

American-Canadian co-production Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, from 9 Story Media Group, picked up Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series.

British-Canadian animated Netflix series Hilda (Mercury Filmworks, Silvergate Media), which went into the awards with four nods, won Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design for an Animated Program.

Beat Bugs, which also streams on Netflix, won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program. Produced by Vancouver-based Thunderbird Entertainment and Grace: A Storytelling Company, the show features covers of popular Beatles songs interwoven into the narrative.

Find the full list of winners here.


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