July 21st, 2021
The Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production wins Outstanding Preschool Animated Series and Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool Animated Program
STUDIOCANAL today confirm that the hit CG-animated series, THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series and Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool Animated Program at the weekend’s ceremony hosted on Saturday July 17.
The news follows global success for the first two series, with an international roll-out overseen by Nickelodeon who broadcast the beloved animated series in the US and internationally. STUDIOCANAL oversees international distribution outside Nickelodeon rights. THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON was previously awarded Best TV/Media – Preschool at the Annie Awards earlier this year, as well as Best Children’s Preschool at the British Animation Awards in 2020. Series 3 is currently in advanced development.
THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON centres on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s adventures in London. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) voices the role of the title character, alongside cast members Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Cam’ron Joseph, Guz Khan, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Divi Mittal, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Maya Sondhi, Samara Sutariya, Liz Sutherland-Lim, Angeli Wall, Jeremiah Waysome and Sabrina Newton-Fisher.
Head Writers on the show and named winners for Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool Animated Program, James Lamont and Jon Foster commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive these awards and so proud of our amazing team. It was a privilege to be asked to ‘please look after this bear’ and that is exactly what we try to do with every episode we write.”
Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s co-director on Series 1 and Creative Director on Series 2, Adam Shaw added: “From deepest darkest Peru to the bright lights of the Emmys. This very humble bear has a habit of achieving the extraordinary.”
THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights. The series is directed by Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5) Adam Shaw and Chris Drew. THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2), who also serve as executive producers.
The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2). THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-executive produced by Rob Silva. STUDIOCANAL is the worldwide rights holder for the series.
The series is a Marmalade Films and Mascaret Films co-production with the participation of NICKELODEON, M6 and PIWI+
For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted readers all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Peru, famous for his love of marmalade. The kindness and humour in the stories appeal to children and adults alike, ensuring Paddington’s enduring popularity from one generation to the next. HarperCollins Children’s books have published Paddington’s adventures continuously since 13th October 1958 when, as William Collins, they first introduced A Bear Called Paddington to the world.
Since then, Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017 with a third in the works. The movies were produced by Studiocanal, part of the international content and media group Vivendi. In 2020, a brand-new Paddington TV series designed for a pre-school audience, The Adventures of Paddington launched on Nickelodeon, introducing him to a whole new set of fans.
You can catch-up with Paddington’s many adventures on:
Twitter & Instagram @paddingtonbear
Facebook.com/PaddingtonBear | dailymotion.com/Paddington | YouTube.com/Paddington
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