Netflix's "All Hail King Julien" led the animation pack with three wins.
Netflix’s “All Hail King Julien” led the animation pack with three wins.

The winners in the creative arts categories of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Friday night. The big animation winner of the evening was the Netflix show All Hail King Julien, which took home three awards, including the prize for children’s animated program.

The DreamWorks Animation series, a spinoff of the Madagascar theatrical franchise, debuted last December. Ten episodes of its 22-episode first season order are currently available on Netflix.

In a sign of changing times, Internet animation projects dominated many of the other animation categories as well. Amazon’s Tumble Leaf won the award for pre-school chidren’s animated program, while Moonbot’s Silent, a short commissioned by Dolby which debuted on YouTube, won two awards, including special class animated program, where it was competing against Phineas and Ferb and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Below is the list of animation winners from tonight:

Outstanding Children’s Animated Program
All Hail King Julien (Netflix)
Executive Producers: Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson
Supervising Producers: Randy Dormans, Nick Filippi, Chris Neuhahn
Producer: Katie Ely

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Tumble Leaf (Amazon Instant Video)
Executive Producers: Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges
Co-Executive Producer: Alice Wilder, Ed. D.
Producers: Jodi Downs, Genevieve Ledoux
Line Producer: Tricia Gum

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Silent (
Executive Producers: William Joyce, Vince Voron
Producers: Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Angus McGilpin

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Silent (
Directors: Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Danny Jacobs as King Julien, All Hail King Julien (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special (tie)
All Hail King Julien (Netflix)
Ania O’Hare

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
Meredith Layne, CSA
Sarah Noonan, CSA
Gene Vassilaros, CSA

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
WordGirl (PBS)
Creative Supervisor: Jack Ferraiolo
Head Writers: Tom Martin, Grant Moran
Writers: Eric Ledgin, Justin Shanes

Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
Peg+Cat (PBS)
Head Writer: Billy Lopez
Writers: Billy Aronson, Kevin Del Aguila, Dustin Ferrer

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition
Disney Sofia the First (Disney Channel)
Composer: Kevin Kliesch

Outstanding Original Song – Main Title and Promo
“Dora And Friends: Into The City! Theme Song”
Dora and Friends: Into the City! (Nickelodeon)
Matthew Gerrard, Elizabeth Ashley Saunig, Composers and Lyricists

Outstanding Sound Editing in Animation
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Supervising Sound Editor: Gary Falcone
Sound Designers: Rob McIntyre, Marc Schmidt
Supervising Music Editor: Jeremy Zuckerman
Supervising Dialogue Editor: Anna Adams
Sound Effects Editors: Andrew Ing, Thomas J Maydeck C.A.S.
Foley Editor: Roberto Dominguez Alegria
Foley Artist: Cynthia Merrill

Outstanding Sound Mixing in Animation
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Production Mixer: Justin Brinsfield
Re-Recording Mixer: Thomas J Maydeck C.A.S.
SFX Mixer: Rob McIntyre

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design
The Mind of a Chef (PBS)
Creative Director–Graphics: Adam Lupsha
Animator: Dan de Graaf
Character Design: Mike Houston

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation honorees (determined in juried panel judging and to be presented at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on April 24, 2015)

  • Jason Kolowski, Production Designer
    Tumble Leaf (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Michael Granberry, Animator
    Tumble Leaf (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Drew Hodges, Character Designer
    Tumble Leaf (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Robyn Yannoukos, Lead Painter
    Tumble Leaf (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Jairo Lizarazu, Location Designer
    Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Disney Junior)
  • Mårten Jönmark, Storyboard Artist
    Peter Rabbit (Nickelodeon)

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