A Belfast award-winning children’s television company is the first Northern Ireland producer to be nominated for not one, but two EMMY® Awards. Sixteen South, founded by Colin Williams, has received two Emmy® nominations at this year’s 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
Pajanimals has been nominated for ‘Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series’ alongside Sesame Street and The Fresh Beat Band – and the show’s studio directors have been nominated for ‘Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Series’.
Pajanimals is a bedtime show for 2-3 year olds and features four of the most cuddly puppet characters ever. Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo. Through their imaginary journeys, the Pajanimals model the skills pre-schoolers need to move through their days and nights successfully. Along the way, the Pajanimals discover how cozy and safe nighttime can really be when accompanied by friendship and songs.
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognises outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and honour the crafts behind shows that grace daytime television. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards takes place on Friday 14 June 2013.
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