Fred Rogers Productions Scores 15 Daytime Emmy Nominations

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad from Pioneering Children’s Entertainment Company Each Earn Multiple Nominations

Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 2019 – Fred Rogers Productions today received an impressive 15 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for its popular PBS KIDS children’s programming, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad. Among the exciting nominations for the hit shows are Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood), Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program (Peg + Cat), and Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series (Odd Squad). The Odd Squad movie special, “World Turned Odd,” also received two nominations.

“We’re extremely honored that these three standout series have once again been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO of Fred Rogers Productions. “We’re proud to be working with tremendous partners, including 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, 100 Chickens Productions, and Sinking Ship Entertainment, in developing and bringing such inspiring and inclusive programming to children and families around the world.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards Nominations for Fred Rogers Productions’ series include:

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (3)
Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series
Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program – Devan Cohen as Daniel Tiger
Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program

Peg + Cat (5)
Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program
Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
Outstanding Original Song In A Children’s Or Animated Program – “Making a World With My Friend,” “The Thrill of Invention,” “You’re All Number One Tonight!”

Odd Squad (5)
Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
Outstanding Writing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s, Family Viewing
Outstanding Directing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Family Viewing Program
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Odd Squad: World Turned Odd (2)
Outstanding Writing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s, Family Viewing
Outstanding Directing for a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Family Viewing Program

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

About Fred Rogers Productions
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engage new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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