Kidscreen Awards Drop Nominees Shortlist

Winners will be revealed at a gala event on Feb. 11 during Kidscreen Summit 2020 in Miami, Fla.
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December 12, 2019


Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging.  

Nominees in the programming categories include:


Best New Series

“Where’s Waldo” (DreamWorks Animation Television)

“Norman Picklestripes” (Factory)

“Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe” (Nelvana)

Best Animated Series

“Hey Duggee” (Studio AKA, BBC Studios)

“Claude” (Sixteen South)

“Peppa Pig” (Entertainment One, Gaston’s Cave)

Best Live-Action Series

“Dino Dana” (Sinking Ship Entertainment)

“Sesame Street” (Sesame Workshop)

“Molly and Mack” (CBeebies, BBC Children’s)


Best Mixed-Media Series

“Becca’s Bunch” (JAM Media)

“Yakka Dee!” (Beakus, King Banana TV)

“NIVIS—Amigos de Otro Mundo” (Disney Latin America)


Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

“Dino Dana – The Dino Zone” (Sinking Ship Entertainment)

“When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special” (Sesame Workshop)

“Pinkalicious and Peterrific – A Pinkaperfect

Birthday” (WGBH, Sixteen South)


Best Short Film

“Nick Jr. Snizzle Song” (Nickelodeon)

“The Luchador Scooter Race” (Sesame Workshop, Pipeline Studios)

“Nick Jr. Sunscreen Song” (Nickelodeon)


Best New Series

“Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny” (DreamWorks Animation Television)

“Serengeti” (XIX Entertainment, John Downer Productions for Discovery Channel and BBC TV)

“BIA” (Disney Latin America)

Best Animated Series

“Hilda” (Silvergate Media, Netflix, Mercury Filmworks, Hilda Productions)

“Kung-Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny” (DreamWorks Animation Television)

“Little Big Awesome” (Titmouse, Amazon Studios)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

“Angela’s Christmas” (Netflix, Brown Bag Films)

“ZOG” (Magic Light Pictures, Triggerfish Animation)

“Odd Squad – Odds and Ends” (Sinking Ship Entertainment, Fred Rogers Productions)

“Secret Life of Boys – Ethan Vs. The Posers” (Zodiak Kids Studios)

Best Live-Action Series

“Once” (Disney Latin America)

“Odd Squad” (Sinking Ship Entertainment, Fred Rogers Productions)

“Holly Hobbie” (Aircraft Pictures, Cloudco Entertainment, Wexworks Media)

“Just Add Magic” (Amazon Studios)

Best Mixed-Media Series

“Paper Port” (Pipeline Studios, Zumbastico)

“Blynk and Aazoo” (Little Scooter Media)

“Rooster House” (Zip Zap, Tete Animation, Clan RTVE)

Best Short Film

“Lost & Found” (Wabi Sabi Studios)

“Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo” 10 (Apple)

“Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales” (DreamWorks Animation Television)



Best New Series

“The A List” (Kindle Entertainment)

“Unik” (Unique) (NRK)

“Sherwood” (Baby Octopus, Toybox)

Best Animated Series

“Bob’s Burgers” (Bento Box Entertainment, 20th Century Fox)

“Sherwood” (Baby Octopus, Toybox)

“Mr. Bean: The Animated Series” (Tiger Aspect Productions, Endemol Shine International)

Best Live-Action Series

“Jenny 2—My Recovery” (Ma Reconstruction) (Productions Avenida)

“A Series of Unfortunate Events “(Netflix)

“Find Me In Paris” (Federation Kids & Family, Cottonwood Media)


Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie

#ROXY (Mosiac Entertainment, Spesch)

Flippons 2018 (Groupe Media TFO)

Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (Lime Pictures, Netflix)


These shortlisted entries are being reviewed and assessed by a fresh panel of judges, including the following execs: Adina Pitt (Cartoon Network), Jane Gould (Disney Channels Worldwide), Henrietta Hurford-Jones (BBC Studios), Heather Tilert (Netflix), Paul DeBenedittis (Nickelodeon), Cristina Fiumara (Disney+), Linda Simensky (PBS KIDS), Tiphaine de Raguenel (France Télévisions), Eryk Casamiro (Nickelodeon), Ed Horasz (Netflix), Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon) and Sarah Muller (BBC Children’s).


Nominees in the broadcasting categories include:


Channel of the Year

ABC Kids



Best Programming Block

Gloob (Globosat)



Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team

Suki, Meisha, Jesse, Duhin, Spencer and RikiMisu—The Zone, Zone Weekend and Big Fun Movies (YTV)

Charlie and Kirby Engelman—Xploration Station syndication block on Fox (National Geographic Partners)

Gabriel, Charis, Erissa, Wafiy, Dheena, Faiz and Ellya—Club Mickey Mouse Malaysia season three (Disney Channel Asia)


Best Kids-Only Streaming Service





Digital category nominees include:



Best Learning App–Branded

Cleo & Cuquin: Explore + Learn (HITN)


Amazon FreeTime (Amazon)

Best Learning App–Original

StorySign (Aardman Animations, Huawei)

Funexpected Math! (Funexpected)

PlayKids (PlayKids)


Best Game App–Branded

Dino Dana: Dino Quest (Sinking Ship Entertainment)


Ricky Zoom: Welcome to Wheelford (Entertainment One)

Best Game–Other

My First Day at School (Jollywise)

Cutie Pugs Games (Little Engine Moving Pictures)

Lili’s Skating Badge—16 Hudson (Big Bad Boo Studios)

Best YouTube Channel

Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop)

Oddbods (One Animation)

Moonbug (Moonbug)


Best Web/App Series–Branded

Canticos Volume 2 (Encantos Media Studios, Nickelodeon)

Sesame Steeet/HBO Respect Campaign (Sesame Workshop)

Cry Babies Magic Tears (IMC Toys)

Best Web/App Series–Original

Lili & Lola Season Two (Big Bad Boo Studios)

Tot Cop (Mooshku, Nickelodeon)

Miss Persona (Corus/Nelvana, Balloon House Productions)

Best Website


Pinna (Pinna)


Best Learning App–Branded

Amazon FreeTime (Amazon)

Marvel Hero Tales (Kuato Studios, Marvel)

Yertle the Turtle Read and Play with Dr. Seuss (Oceanhouse Media, Dr. Seuss Enterprises)

Best Learning App–Original

Adventure Academy (Age of Learning)

Wonderscope (Within Unlimited)

Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books (Novel Effect)

Best Game App–Branded

Do Not Touch (Nickelodeon)

Danger Things: A Henry Danger Halloween Special—Screens Up App (Nickelodeon)

Hatchimals: Hatchtopia Life (Spin Master)

Best Game App–Original

PK XD (PlayKids)

Toca Kitchen Sushi (Toca Boca)

Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)

Best YouTube Channel

Dodo Kids (The Dodo, Group Nine Media)

DreamWorksTV (NBCUniversal)

Star Wars Kids (Lucasfilm)


Best Web/App Series–Branded

Goldieblox Fast Forward Girls (Goldieblox)

Dance Squad (Driver Studios)

Treasure X (Relish Interactive, Moose Toys)

Best Web/App Series–Original

Eagles (SVT)

Colossal Questions (NBCUniversal, DreamWorksTV)

Detention Adventure (Broken Compass Films, LoCo Motion Pictures)


Best Website

National Geographic Kids (National Geographic Partners) (Coolabi)

YouTube Kids (Google)


Best Game–Other

Crow: The Legend (Baobab Studios)

Bonfire (Baobab Studios)

Let’s Go Luna! Chef Leo’s Crazy Kitchen (9 Story Media Group, Relish)

These shortlisted entries are being reviewed and assessed by a panel of professional judges, including the following execs: Sara DeWitt (PBS KIDS), Robin Raskin (Living in Digital Times), David Kleeman (Dubit), Brenda Bisner (Kidoodle.TV), James Stephenson (Wonderstorm), Dan Efergan (Aardman Animations), Kristen Kane (Viacom), Peter Robinson (KidsKnowBest), Sherri Glass (Cartoon Network) and Miles Ludwig (Sesame Workshop).


All Kidscreen Awards winners will be announced and celebrated at a presentation event and after-party during Kidscreen Summit, on Feb. 11. Kidscreen Summit delegates are invited to attend as part of their event registration, and tickets for the Kidscreen Awards evening can be purchased for $150 by contacting Kidscreen events sales manager Maggie Wilkins via 416-408-0680 or

[email protected]


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