Nelvana Garners Nine Award Nominations For Its Exceptional Properties And Distribution

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TORONTO, March, 25, 2019 – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated content, has received seven 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and two 2019 Rockie Award nominations, as announced on Wednesday, March 20 by the Television Academy and the Rockie Awards judging panel. The nine nominations recognize Nelvana for its significant contributions to produce and distribute outstanding kids and family content across animated and live-action series, including Esme & Roy, Miss Persona, ReBoot: The Guardian Code and Hotel Transylvania: The Series.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by the Television Academy and Rockie Awards judging panel as a leading producer and distributor of exceptional entertainment for kids and families around the globe,” said Scott Dyer, President of Nelvana. “Securing seven Daytime Emmy Award nominations and two Rockie Award nominations is amazing news for our talented in-house production teams, brilliant distribution department, and incredible partners, whose creativity and dedication make the success of each series possible.”

A full list of Nelvana nominations include:

Daytime Emmy Award Nominations:

Esme & Roy (3 nominations)
Produced by Sesame Workshop and Nelvana and distributed by Nelvana
Esme and Roy are the best Monstersitters in Monsterdale. They’ve become experts at using creative games and mindfulness strategies to solve little monsters’ BIG problems. With loveable characters who spark strong emotional connections, Esme & Roy inspires children to engage in new play patterns that increase their creativity and learning.

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special

Miss Persona (2 nominations)
Produced and distributed by Nelvana
Created originally as a digital-first series, Miss Persona became the #2 series for Kids 2-11 in Canada across all networks earlier this year and has earned over 2 million views on YouTube since its launch. Miss Persona centres on an industrious leading lady who takes care of the creatures that inhabit her forest world. Along the way, she solves problems as they arise with the help of her bowtie-wearing best friend Brandon Bear and some upbeat tunes.

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series

Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Family Viewing or Special Class Program (for Kimberly Persona as Miss Persona)

ReBoot: The Guardian Code (2 nominations)
Produced by Mainframe Studios and distributed by Nelvana
Twenty years after the groundbreaking original, ReBoot: The Guardian Code introduces new stories and new heroes; four teens who will become the world’s last line of defense against humanity’s latest threat from Cyberspace.

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Family Viewing or Special Class Program – Hannah Vandenbygaart

Rockie Award Nominations:

Hotel Transylvania: The Series (2 nominations)
Produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Nelvana and distributed by Nelvana
Hotel Transylvania: The Series features Mavis in her vampire teen years. When Drac is called away on official vampire business, Mavis and her friends are excited to have free rein of the hotel but things don’t go as planned as Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s much older and much meaner vampire sibling, comes into town.

Animation: Children & Youth – for Hotel Transylvania: The Series (Sony Pictures Animation/Nelvana)

Interactive Content: Children & Youth – for Hotel Transylvania: Hotel Havoc (for Biba/Sony Pictures Animation/Sony Pictures Entertainment/Nelvana)

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About Nelvana
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Canadian Screen Awards. Visit the Nelvana website at

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Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at

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April Lim,
Associate Publicist, Corus Entertainment