Ask the StoryBots Season 2 Nominated for Five Emmys

The StoryBots are returning to the Emmys! The hit Netflix Original series Ask the StoryBots today received a fantastic five nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series.

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The nominations come on the heels of Ask the StoryBotsAnnie Award win last month for best animated TV program for preschool children. Both the Annie win and the Emmy nods recognize the series’ critically-acclaimed second season, in which the colorful and curious characters go on incredible adventures to help answer kids’ biggest questions, like “what is electricity?”, “how do ears hear?” and “why can’t I eat dessert all time?”.

In total, the StoryBots have now amassed 17 lifetime Emmy nominations. The show’s first season won the Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Media, while the show’s holiday special, A StoryBots Christmas, received the awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program.

The five nominations for the second season of Ask the StoryBots are:

  • Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series
  • Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Family Viewing or Special Class Program (for Edward Norton as Gary the Electronics Salesman)
  • Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

The Daytime Emmys are awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Winners will be announced at ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on May 3 and 5. A full list of nominations is available here.

Congratulations to Team StoryBots and all of the nominees! Season two of Ask the StoryBots is now streaming worldwide in more than 20 languages on Netflix. Watch it here.

StoryBots Wins Annie Award for Best Preschool TV Show

Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots was honored by the animation community this weekend when it won the Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children. Hooray! 🎉🏆

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Winners for the 46th Annie Awards were announced at a ceremony on February 2nd at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Annie Awards recognize the year’s best in animated film and television and are hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood, the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association.

Ask the StoryBots was also nominated in the category of Best Directing in a Animated Television/Broadcast Production. Producer Sarah Kambara and director and animator Jeff Gill were on hand to accept StoryBots‘ win.

In accepting the award, Kambara praised “every single artist who pours their heart into the show” and noted the responsibility and privilege of creating “content that encourages children to be morally competent and to grow in wholesome wonder.”

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The entire StoryBots team thanks ASIFA-Hollywood for this incredible honor! Check out the full list of winners here and stream Ask the StoryBots now on Netflix.

The StoryBots Jingle All the Way to the Emmys

Deck the halls! The StoryBots are heading back to the Emmys!

A StoryBots Christmas Nominated for Six Daytime Emmy AwardsIt’s Christmas-in-March today at StoryBots Headquarters as A StoryBots Christmas received an incredible six nominations for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

Our very own Santa Claus, Ed Asner, picked up his own nomination for his role in the hit Netflix original special. Asner is an Emmy legend, with the most Primetime Emmy wins for any male performer in history. Way to go, Ed!

Meanwhile, the newly designed StoryBots.com website was also nominated for Outstanding Interactive Media. StoryBots won the same category at last year’s Daytime Emmys for its educational apps, which are used by more than 60,000 educators and are designed to make learning fun for kids ages 3-to-8.

A StoryBots Christmas premiered December 2017 on Netflix and became an instant holiday classic. Common Sense Media gave it a five-star review, calling it a “dynamic and positive special [that] highlights the importance of sharing time with loved ones during the holidays.” The Star Tribune also named it a top TV pick and praised it as a “silly but charming animated special.”

The six nominations for A StoryBots Christmas are:

  • Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
  • Outstanding Interactive Media – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series (for StoryBots.com)
  • Outstanding Performer in a Children’s/Preschool Children’s or Educational or Informational Program (for Ed Asner as Santa Claus)
  • Outstanding Writing in a  Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program

A StoryBots Christmas is a spin-off of the Netflix Original Series Ask the StoryBots and is based around a cast of curious and colorful characters who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. In its first season, Ask the StoryBots won an Emmy and received additional accolades from the Peabody Awards, British Academy Children’s Awards and Annie Awards.

The Daytime Emmys are awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Winners will be announced at ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 27 and 29. A full list of nominations is available here.

Watch A StoryBots Christmas and Ask the StoryBots now on Netflix, and visit StoryBots.com for more learning and fun!