Crow: The Legend: In a ceremony held last Friday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced winners for the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Crow: The Legend, Baobab Studios’ CG-animated short film and VR experience, led the animation category awards with four: Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program; Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation awards to both Kal Athannassov for character design and Cody Gramstad for production design; and Eric Darnell for Outstanding Directing for an Animated Program. In addition, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, Netflix’s Ask the Storybots, Amazon’s Tumble Leaf, and Disney Channel’s Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures each took home two awards.
Created using the Unity game engine, Crow: The Legend was written and directed by Darnell, Baobab’s co-founder known best for Antz and Madagascar, and produced by Maureen Fan (The Dam Keeper). Crow: The Legend is the story of a group of animals tested by the forces of nature when the spirit of the seasons introduces the first-ever winter to their idyllic habitat. The virtual reality experience and accompanying theatrical short film features an original song by John Legend, who, in addition to serving as executive producer, voices — and sings in — the title role.
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Here are all the animation category winners:
Short Format Children’s Program
Nick Jr Color Song: RED
Preschool Children’s Animated Series
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Children’s Animated Series
The Loud House
Special Class Animated Program
Interactive Media for a Daytime Program
Crow: The Legend
Performer in an Animated Program
Jay Baruchel, as Hiccup – Dragons: Race to the Edge
Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
Ben Diskin, as Gonzo, Rizzo – Muppet Babies
Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Jennifer Trujillo – Elena of Avalor
Individual Achievement in Animation
Kal Athannassov, Character Designer – Crow: The Legend
Alan Bodner, Production Designer – Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures
Cody Gramstad, Production Designer – Crow: The Legend
Yizhou Li, Character Animator – Tumble Leaf
Amazon Prime Video
Brian Woods, Background Designer – Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures
Kevin Wotton, Storyboard Artist – Spirit Riding Free
Writing for a Preschool Animated Program
Writers: Jeff Gill, Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis, Jacob Streilein, Nate Theis, Eddie West – Ask the StoryBots
Writing for an Animated Program
Writers: Sammie Crowley, Karla Sakas Shropshire, Sheela Shrinivas, Kevin Sullivan, Whitney Wetta | Story Editor: Mike Rubiner – The Loud House
Directing for an Animated Program
Eric Darnell – Crow: The Legend
Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
Jeff Gill, Evan Spiridellis, Jacob Streilein – Ask the StoryBots
Main Title and Graphic Design for an Animated Program
Director: Andy Coyle | Animation Director: Megan Ferguson | Animators: Rob Buchanan, Melissa Courville, Chloe Couture, Todd Faux, Matt Friesen, Emily Hann, Stephen Harding, Megan Harries, Michelle Labonte, David Laliberte, Diane Lepage, Ross Love, Jessie Moore, Amanda Myre, Terry O’Reilly, Shawn Pyke, Matt Said, Allen Tam, Collin Tsandilis, Kyle Vermette, Alex Wang – Hilda
Sound Mixing for an Animated Program
Re-Recording Mixer: Carlos Sanches – Tales of Arcadia: 3Below
Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program
Re-Recording Mixers: Sam Gain-Emery, Sam Hayward, Thom Keller | Lead Music Producer/Mixer: Daniel Denholm | Music Mix Engineers: Sean Carey, Brent Clark | Sound Dialogue Mixer: Wes Swales | Score Mix Engineer: Bob Mothersbaugh – Beat Bugs
Sound Editing for an Animated Program
Supervising Sound Editors: Devon Bowman, Rob McIntyre | Sound Effects Editors: Evan R. Dockter, Andrew Ing, Lawrence Reyes, Marc Schmidt, Ezra Walker | Supervising Dialogue Editor: Mark A. Keatts | Dialogue Editors: David M. Cowan, Kelly Foley Downs, Patrick Foley, Mike Garcia | Music Editor: Tim Kelly | ADR Editor: George Peters | Foley Editor: Aran Tanchum | Foley Artist: Vincent Guisetti – LEGO DC Super Heroes – The Flash!
Sound Editing in a Preschool Animated Program
Sound Supervisor: Otis Van Osten | Sound Editor: Marcos Abrom | Dialogue Editors: Jason Oliver, Eric Lews, CAS | Foley Editor: Goeun Lee – Vampirina
Original Song in a Children’s or Animated Program
“Making a World with My Friend” – Peg + Cat
Composer: D.D. Jackson | Lyricist: Billy Aronson
Click here for a complete list of Daytime Emmy Awards winners.
Source: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
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