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‘Trollhunters’ Tops All TV Programs With 6 Creative Arts Emmys

Dreamworks Animation claimed nine awards at the 44th annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, presented last Friday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Dreamworks’ Trollhunters, based on a book by Guillermo del Toro, topped all individual programs, both animated and live-action, with six wins. It won four of the seven categories it was nominated in, as well as two additional juried awards for individual achievement in animation.

Del Toro tweeted a photo of the winning crew with their Emmys:

More animation notables: Amazon’s Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure won three Emmys, while the following animation projects won two apiece: The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, The Snowy Day, and Beat Bugs.

Other projects that we have covered on Cartoon Brew also took home awards, such as Baobab Studio’s vr short Invasion!, Jibjab’s Storybots, and Moonbot’s advertising short Taking Flight.

Here’s a list of all the animation-related winners from the Creative Arts Emmys:

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
The Snowy Day (Amazon)

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure (Amazon)

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Taking Flight (Moonbot Studios)

Outstanding Interactive – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
Ask the StoryBots – Companion App and StoryBots Classroom (Netflix)

Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content
Invasion! (Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive, Sony PSVR, Google Daydream) (Baobab Studios)

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Kelsey Grammer, as Blinky, Trollhunters (Netflix/Dreamworks Animation)

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Trollhunters (Netflix/Dreamworks Animation)

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
Beat Bugs (Netflix)
Writers: Joshua Mapleston, Cleon Prineas, Josh Wakely

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
Trollhunters (Netflix/Dreamworks Animation)
Writer: Marc Guggenheim

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Trollhunters (Netflix/Dreamworks Animation)
Directors: Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro

Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
Tumble Leaf (Amazon)
Director: Drew Hodges

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design
The Mind of a Chef (PBS)

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure (Amazon)

Outstanding Sound Mixing – Preschool Animated Program
Disney Sofia the First (Disney Jr.)

Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation
Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure (Amazon)

Outstanding Sound Editing – Preschool Animated Program
Dinotrux (Netflix/Dreamworks Animation)

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition
The Snowy Day (Amazon)

Outstanding Original Song
“She’s Not Very Nice” Disney 7D
Music by Parry Gripp

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

  • Mike Chaffe, Animator – “Becoming, Part 1”
    Trollhunters, Netflix/Dreamworks Animation
  • Kevin Dart, Art Director – “The Wrath Of Hughes”
    The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Netflix/Dreamworks Animation
  • Phil Jacobson, Storyboard Artist – “Mall Ya Later”
    Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Nickelodeon
  • Victor Maldonado, Character Designer – “Win, Lose Or Draal”
    Trollhunters, Netflix/Dreamworks Animation
  • Khang Le, Art Director – “What’s The Trouble Bubble”
    Little Big Awesome, Amazon
  • Eastwood Wong, Background Painter – “Pea Dummy/Mary Anning”
    The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Netflix/Dreamworks Animation
  • Good to hear. I hope this means a season two for Trollhunters is on the way. :)

    • Yep, they said later this year on twitter.

      • Mesterius

        Wow, Twitter will start its own SVOD service?? Watch out, Netflix!

        • AmidAmidi

          No, Guillermo announced the news on Twitter.

          Twitter has not announced any SVOD service.

          • Mesterius

            Amid, I had expected you of all people to catch the sarcasm. ;) Lighten up! (Though I wouldn’t be surpriced if Twitter steals this idea and runs with it.)

      • Yay!

  • Roca

    I watched the first 3 episodes and could not get interested in the story. It seemed like your run-of-the-mill “chosen-one” type kids cartoon. Can anyone convince me to watch more? When does the story pick up?

    • D.A.V.E.

      To be honest, about halfway through the season. But I wouldn’t recommend skipping to there since some of the events there rely on knowing the first half.