Ludo Studio may be set to pick up its third Emmy: the company’s Bluey has been nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award.
Bluey is nominated in the Kids: Preschool category, competing against Germany’s Animanimals, Chile’s Petit and SuperWings Mission Teams – Season 3, from South Korea.
The nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Science at MIPCOM; there are 28 nominees in seven categories spanning 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom
“The geographic spread and diversity of topics addressed in this year’s nominated programs attest to the vibrancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
“We congratulate the nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting the standard of excellence we expect for young viewers worldwide.”
The Queensland-based Ludo has previously won two International Emmy Awards for its shows #7DaysLater and Doodles.
Created by Joe Brumm, Bluey – a 52 x 7 series for the ABC and BBC Studios – follows the adventures of a six-year-old blue heeler pup and her family.
The first season was released on the ABC last year, and has become somewhat of a phenomenon with kids and their parents alike: it is the most watched program on ABC iview of all time, having racked up more than 100 million program plays. Earlier this year The New York Times also sent out a call to readers, asking for recommendations for “delightful children’s programming.” It reported Bluey was “by far” the most popular submission despite, at that time, only being available in Australia.
In May, the ABC ordered a second season, created and showrun by Brumm and executive produced by Ludo co-founders Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson, working with producer Sam Moor and supervising director Richard Jeffery. Both series have been produced in-house at Ludo’s Brisbane studio, employing a team of around 50 animators.
Disney has the global rights to the show outside of Australia, NZ and China. It is currently screening on Disney Junior and will be on the upcoming streaming service Disney+ when it launches later this year.
Bluey’s just been nominated for an Emmy. Here’s the beautiful team at the studio in Brisbane 👇💙 🦴 pic.twitter.com/IO5GJCPoco
— Daley Pearson (@Daley_Pearson) October 14, 2019
The winners of the International Emmy Kids Awards will be announced in Cannes, France on March 31, 2020.
The full list of nominees:
Studio Filmbilder / KiKA – Der Kinderkanal (ARD/ZDF) / SWR
Pájaro / NonStop / Pakapaka / Señal Colombia
SuperWings Mission Teams – Season 3
FunnyFlux / Alpha / EBS
Grizzy et les Lemmings – Season 2
(Grizzy and the Lemmings)
Irmão do Jorel – Season 3
Copa Studio / Cartoon Network
Lamput – Season 2
Cartoon Network / Vaibhav Studios
Magic Light Pictures
Malhação Ao Vivo
(Young Hearts Live)
MarcoPolo World School
MarcoPolo Learning Ltd.
Ultra Nyt – Season 6
My Life: Hike to Happiness
Nine Lives Media / The Wilderness Foundation
Nosso Sangue, Nosso Corpo
Fox Lab Brazil / Your Mama
(The Ultra Like Experiment)
What’s New? (from BBC Africa)
BBC World Service
Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment
Hua Na Ha Kuob
(The Baby Boss)
Thai Broadcasting Company Limited
Lego Masters – Season 2
De Mensen / Ketnet (VRT)
The Voice Kids – Season 3
De Regels van Floor
(The Rules of Floor)
NL Film / VPRO Television
Guru Paarvai 4
Blue River Pictures
Jamie Johnson – Season 3
Short Form Film Company
Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras
(Young Hearts: Brazilian Lives)
Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series
Der Krieg und ich
(Kids of Courage)
LOOKS / SWR / Toto Studio / BBC Alba / MG Alba / CT / EC 1 Lodz / CeTa
Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy
BBC Children’s In-House Productions / CBBC
Joe All Alone
Zodiak Kids Studio / CBBC
Korean Broadcasting System