The show received an award for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program. In addition, the show garnered four individual achievements: Michael Granberry, lead animator; Drew Hodges, character design; Jason Kolowski, production design; and Robyn Yanoukos, colorist.
Tumble Leaf is a stop-motion animated series augmented with CGI. Aimed at preschoolers, it is part of new, original content that debuted on Amazon.com. The star of the series is a blue fox puppet named Fig, who lives on a large ship grounded on a whimsical island that invites adventure. In each episode, Fig discovers an object inside a treasure chest, known as his “finding place,” and then he and one or two of his friends embark on a journey of discovery associated with that item.
The series is the brainchild of Animation Director Drew Hodges and Bix Pix Entertainment, a Sun Valley, California, animation studio primarily focused on stop-motion mixed media. Each episode is 24 minutes long and airs as a pair of 12-minute stories.
Another streamed animated series, DreamWorks Animation Television’s All Hail King Julien, which is available on Netflix, picked up several awards including Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. Moonbot Studios’ Silent, a short film for Dolby that was submitted as a YouTube project, received two awards. These accolades signify a growing trend for non-network animation projects.
The annual Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. In addition, Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were given in recognition of outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 am to 6 pm during the 2014 calendar year. A full list of all winners can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.
The winners of the animated categories are:
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video. Executive Producers: Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges. Co-Executive Producer: Alice Wilder. Producers: Jodi Downs, Genevieve Ledoux. Line Producer: Trisha Gum
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 Special Class Animated Program
Silent, YouTube.com. Executive Producers: William Joyce, Vince Voron. Producers: Lampton Enochs, Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Angus McGilpin
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Danny Jacobs, as King Julien. All Hail King Julien, Netflix.
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special
Ania O‘Hare.All Hail King Julien, Netflix.
Meredith Layne, CSA; Sarah Noonan, CSA; Gene Vassilaros, CSA. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Michael Granberry, Lead Animator. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
Drew Hodges, Character Designer. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
Marten Jonmark, Storyboard Artist. Peter Rabbit, Nickelodeon.
Jason Kolowski, Production Designer. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
Jairo Lizarazu, Background Layout Designer. Disney‘s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney Junior
Robyn Yannoukos, Colorist. Tumble Leaf, Amazon Instant Video.
Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
Peg+Cat, PBS. Head Writer: Billy Lopez. Writers: Billy Aronson, Kevin Del Aguila, Dustin Ferrer.
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
WordGirl, PBS. Creative Supervisor: Jack Ferraiolo. Head Writers, Tom Martin, Grant Moran. Writers: Eric Ledgin, Justin Shanes.
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program
Silent, YouTube.com. Directors: Limbert Fabian, Brandon Oldenburg.
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Nickelodeon. Production Mixers: Justin Brinsfield, Matt Corey. Re-Recording Mixer: Thomas J Maydeck C.A.S. SFX Mixer: Rob McIntyre. Foley Mixer: Roberto Dominguez Alegria.
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Nickelodeon. Supervising Sound Editor: Gary Falcone. Sound Designers: Rob McIntyre, Marc Schmidt. Supervising Music Editors: Jeremy Zuckerman, Benjamin Wynn. 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 Music Direction and Composition
Disney‘s Sofia the First, Disney Junior. 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