Yup, tonight’s the 34th Annie Awards, produced by ASIFA-Hollywood. I’ve told you before, but it won’t stop me from telling you again, that our studio’s got three major series and films in contention in addition to our many friends up for individual achievement awards.
The Fairly Oddparents is created and produced by Butch Hartman and is one of the most consistently successful series in Nickelodeon history for a good reason: it’s a great show. (Funny yes, but great too). This nomination for Best Television Production is long, long overdue.
Bob Boyle worked with us on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and the Oddparents before creating his first hit series (for Nick Jr) called Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, a showcase for his unique vision and voice. Pre-school shows are rarely nominated for Best Television Production, so getting the nod is the first year is a real honor for Bob.
Pen Ward is pointing the way to the future of hit kid cartoons with his incredible Adventure Time, nominated for Best Animated Short. Watch out everyone, you’ll never look at cartoons the same way again.