CURIOUS GEORGE® Wins 2010 Daytime Emmy® Award for
“Outstanding Children’s Animated Program”
-- Ranked #1 Among PBS KIDS® Series with Kids 2-5,* America’s Favorite Little Monkey
Continues to Shine on the Small Screen --
Boston, MA and Universal City, CA, June 30, 2010 — Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal Studios Family Productions are pleased to announce that the celebrated PBS KIDS television series CURIOUS GEORGE was presented with the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program” at the 37th annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala on Friday, June 25, 2010. This is GEORGE’s second Emmy win, following an award in the same category in 2008.
Premiering its fifth season on PBS KIDS in fall 2010, CURIOUS GEORGE the television series is designed to inspire kids to explore science, math, and engineering in the world around them in a fun and entertaining way. The series currently ranks #1 among PBS KIDS series with kids 2-5 and is the #1 series across all children’s television among moms with toddlers.*
“We are truly honored to receive a 2010 Emmy Award and we’re thrilled to know GEORGE continues to resonate with parents and preschoolers,” said Senior Vice President of Animation Production for Universal Studios Family Productions, Ellen Cockrill. “After four seasons, we’re proud to be able to keep the series fresh with themes and new characters while still accomplishing our educational goals, and we’re grateful to be recognized for our hard work.”
Based on the best-selling Curious George books by Margret and H.A. Rey, CURIOUS GEORGE the television series expands George’s world to include a host of colorful characters and original locales, while maintaining the charm of the beloved books. Season 5 will introduce preschoolers to social science concepts such as transportation and bartering, along with a new friend, 8-year old Marco, who is a member of George’s favorite Pan-Latin band.
“We’re thrilled that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized CURIOUS GEORGE for its outstanding achievement within the growing landscape of children’s programming,” said WGBH Executive Producer, Dorothea Gillim. “As we enter our fifth season this fall, this serves as a wonderful reflection of our continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of educational content in a fun and entertaining way.”
CURIOUS GEORGE is funded by public television viewers. National Corporate Sponsorship is provided by Chuck E. Cheese’s,® Sun-Maid Growers, and Rainforest Café.®
CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal Studios Family Productions. Executive producers are Ron Howard (Imagine), Brian Grazer (Imagine), Ellen Cockrill (Universal), Carol Greenwald (WGBH), Dorothea Gillim (WGBH), Jon Shapiro and David Kirschner. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLP. Television series: ©2010. Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.