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.
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”
Long Live The Royals UK Version Jane Horrocks As Queen Eleanor
The UK will be getting a slightly different and localised version of Long Live The Royals. In the UK version, actress Jane Horrocks (Bubble & Katy Grin from BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous, Fifi Forget-Me-Not from Cosgrove Hall’s Fifi and the Flowertots and Julie Cook from Sky One’s Trollied) will be voice acting the role of Queen Eleanor replacing Wendi McLendon-Covey, the voice actress in the USA version.
Based on the Creative Arts Emmy award winning animated short of the same name, the Long Live the Royals miniseries premieres on Cartoon Network UK and Ireland on Tuesday 6th September at 6pm and new episodes air daily at the same time up until Friday 9th September.
In this video, Jane Horrocks describes her character’s personality traits, her time voicing Queen Eleanor and her thoughts about the new show.
From The Turner UK Press Release: Jane Horrocks is crowned Queen of Cartoon Network
Jane Horrocks joins The Royal Family as “Queen Eleanor” in latest Cartoon Network Miniseries
The holidays can be a chaotic time for any family; throw in a few bejeweled crowns, lofty titles, and an entire Kingdom and you’ve got Cartoon Network Studios’ newest original miniseries, Long Live the Royals. This ridiculously regal new miniseries follows the high-class lifestyle of a contemporary royal family living in an old-fashioned world. Created by Sean Szeles (supervising producer of the award-winning Regular Show) and featuring the voice of Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) as Queen Eleanor, Long Live the Royals premieres over four consecutive nights beginning Tuesday 6th September at 6pm on Cartoon Network.
Set against a medieval backdrop, Long Live the Royals follows a modern-day royal family as they prepare for the annual week-long Yule Hare Festival, where there will be delicious food, exciting frights, singing forest men and most importantly, much laughter. Each episode examines a different family member and their storyline, from Queen Eleanor’s insecurity over her loud beastly snoring to Princess Rosalind’s desire to be a “normal teenager” who goes out to parties, the miniseries comically highlights modern-day monarchy problems faced by the royals while ruling a medieval kingdom.
Commenting on her role as Queen Eleanor, Jane Horrocks says:
“It was such a delight to take on the role of Queen Eleanor in Cartoon Network’s latest miniseries Long Live the Royals. Queen Eleanor is quite a fearsome Queen, but she is also very witty and has some really good lines! I was attracted to be a part of this miniseries because the script is very funny and the characters are beautifully drawn. In my opinion there are a lot of cartoons out there that tend to be the same, that’s why I like Long Live the Royals, because it feels very different and fresh. I also think it’s the kind of show that will appeal both to children and adults alike.”
Filled with all the humour and heart that is core to a Cartoon Network show, Long Live the Royals features a voice cast of some of comedy’s brightest talents, with Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous) as the image-focused Queen Eleanor, Jon Daly (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) as the pompous King Rufus, Gillian Jacobs (Community) as punk rock Princess Rosalind, Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim) as shy Prince Peter and Nicki Rapp as royal pain Prince Alex. Peter Serafinawicz, Horatio Sanz, Fred Armisen, Alfred Molina, Ellie Kemper, Ken Marino and more also lend their voices to the fun.
Originating from Cartoon Network Studios’ Artists Program, Long Live the Royals follows 2014’s Emmy® Award-winning miniseries Over the Garden Wall.
Long Live the Royals premieres on Cartoon Network on Tuesday 6th September at 6pm and rolls out until Friday 9th September.
Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Creative Arts Emmys
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have already announced some Creative Arts Emmy award winners ahead of the official Creative Arts Emmy Awards event on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September and Cartoon Network was among the winners.
Cartoon Network won a total of three Creative Arts Emmys, two for Adventure Time and one for Long Live The Royals in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation” category, the three awards were for individual members of production staff that made an outstanding contribution not only just on the show they worked on but also in the field of animation as a whole, the award winners were decided by a jury.
Cartoon Network Emmy Award Winners
Episode: Bad Jubies
Cartoon Network Studios in association with Bix Pix Entertainment
Jason Kolowski, Production Designer
Episode: Stakes Pt. 8: The Dark Cloud
Cartoon Network Studios
Tom Herpich, Storyboard Artist
Long Live The Royals
Episode: Punk Show
Cartoon Network Studios
Chris Tsirgiotis, Background Designer
Congratulations to Jason Kolowski and Tom Herpich for their award winning artistic contribution to Adventure Time and also to Chris Tsirgiotis for his work on Long Live The Royals.
Also congratulations to Scott DaRos, a character animator on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken who won an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award for his work on the 3rd Robot Chicken DC Comics Special: Magical Friendship.
The 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will formally take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. The awards ceremony will air on Sunday 17th September at 8pm ET/PT on FXX in the United States.
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