Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

Yesterday (09/09/2017), the winners of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time has won another Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category bringing the tally to seven Emmys throughout show’s run since its premiere in 2010. Adventure Time won the Emmy for the episode “Imaginary Resources”, which is the fourth episode in the Adventure Time: Islands mini-series. In the episode, Finn and Jake visit a strange island while on their voyage across the ocean; the island’s inhabitants live in a virtual world. The episode was directed by Elizabeth Ito and written by show creator Pendleton Ward, Kent Osborne, Jack Pendarvis, Ashly Burch and Adam Muto. In the same category, Teen Titans Go!’s – “Orangins” episode and the Steven Universe episode – “Mr. Greg” were also nominated.

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017/outstanding-short-format-animated-program

Also, Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has won an amazing total of four Emmy awards in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” category, one for the episode (XCII) (“92”), two for the episode “XCIII” (“93”) and one for “XCV” (“95”).

List of “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” winners for Samurai Jack:

Craig Kellman, Character Design in “XCII”
Scott Wills, Production Design in “XCIII”
Bryan Andrews, Storyboard in “XCIII”
Lou Romano, Background Design in “XCV”

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017/outstanding-individual-achievement-in-animation

All the winners and nominations for the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys are listed on the Emmy Awards website, which can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network Creative Arts Emmys 2017 Nominations

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) released their nominations list for the 2017 Emmy Awards this morning (13/07/2017) at the Wolf Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. Cartoon Network Studios has been nominated twice in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category for Adventure Time and Steven Universe. Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! has also been nominated in the same category, the show airs on Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation has a close relationship with the channel.

So far, Adventure Time has won a total of six Emmys and won two Emmys in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement” in Animation category last year for the episodes “Bad Jubies” and “Stakes Part 8: The Dark Cloud”. This year, Adventure Time has been nominated for the Islands miniseries episode – “Imaginary Resources”. Steven Universe has been nominated for the musical themed episode “Mr. Greg” and Teen Titans Go! has been nominated for the (slightly inaccurate) Teen Titans origins episode named “Orangins”.

Cartoon Network has dominated the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category with three nominations, but they will face competition against Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Disney XD’s Marvel’s Rocket and Groot.

Best of luck to Pendleton Ward, Graham Falk, Elizabeth Ito and the production crew for the Adventure Time episode – Imaginary Resources. Also best of luck to Rebecca Sugar, Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu and the Crewniverse, could they finally win their first Emmy?. This is also Teen Titans Go!’s first Emmy nomination, could the highly popular DC Comics animated show win the award?.

This year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September and will air on Saturday 16th September at 8pm ET/PT, 7pm CT on FXX in the United States.

A list of all the nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards can be accessed via the link below:

http://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/69th-nominations-list-v1ry.pdf

http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com

http://www.emmys.com/awards/emmys/creative-arts-emmys

Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

Cartoon Network Africa Releases Statement In Regards Of Banned Shows In Kenya

This Thursday (22/06/2017), the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned several cartoons including content offered by Turner Southern Europe and Africa (Cartoon Network) and Viacom International Media Networks Southern Europe, Middle-East and Africa (Nickelodeon) including Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, Clarence and Adventure Time and Nickelodeon’s The Loud House on the basis of “promoting” homosexuality. Turner has released a statement regarding the issue and has ensured viewers that programming is checked to make sure it’s suitable for children, culturally acceptable and always to complies to the laws of each country where the Cartoon Network Africa pan-feed is received.

Internationally, Turner uses market research to make sure its content is suitable for children in every country where Cartoon Network is received. Adventure Time was banned due to the past relationship between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline (as revealed by Adventure Time’s creator – Pendleton Ward to Marceline’s voice actress – Olivia Olson) and Steven Universe was banned mostly due to the relationship between Ruby and Sapphire and the past relationship with Pearl and Rose Quartz, which are ongoing storylines in the show, though all gems have a “female” appearance, they are technically genderless. Clarence was banned because of the relationship between Jeff’s parents.

The statement from Turner:

“With respect to the issues raised by customers, we ensure our channels and programming are suitable for children and do not contain the content and messages unsuitable. In Africa, as in all markets, we always seek to be respectful of local laws, cultures and sensitivities and, in some instances, this means we do show amended versions of US original series. We constantly review feedback from our audiences to ensure that this is the case and this is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously.”

Viacom responded by suspending the affected shows on Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa: The Loud House, Hey Arnold! and the Legend of Korra, Multichoice (owners of DStv, one of the largest satellite pay-TV companies in Africa) has contacted Turner, Viacom and Disney to make sure they comply in the markets where DStv operates.

https://citifmonline.com/2017/06/22/our-programming-respects-laws-in-every-country-multichoice/

http://www.drum.co.za/news/tv-shows-banned-for-being-pro-gay/