Rolie Polie Olie Grabs Third Emmy
The National Television Academy presented the Rolie Polie Olie team with the coveted award at the 32nd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, May 14, 2005.
Created by children's book author and illustrator William Joyce, Rolie Polie Olie pays tribute to the cartoon shorts of the 1930's as it follows the touching, tumultuous and hilarious life of a young robot boy who lives in a
techno-magical world. The show airs in weekly strips on CBC in Canada and Playhouse Disney in the U.S.
The computer-animated series received its first Emmy nod in 1999 for Best Production Design (William Joyce), followed in 2000 by an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Five years later, Rolie adds a third Emmy to his belt, again for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
"This third Emmy is a wonderful tribute to Bill Joyce, an extraordinarily creative team at Nelvana and our broadcast partners in North America, Playhouse Disney and the CBC," said John Cassaday, President and CEO of Nelvana parent company Corus Entertainment.
"This ground-breaking show was among the first to infuse warmth into computer animation for preschoolers, and marked the foundation of Nelvana's now globally recognized 3-D studio," said Scott Dyer, Nelvana's Executive VP
of Production and Development. "The studio's dominance in 3-D and preschool continues as the Rolie Polie Olie team focuses its efforts on Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends and The Backyardigans for Nick Jr."
The Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Award recipients were chosen by a panel of their peers in 41 categories. Emmy Awards are presented to daytime television programs that are broadcast nationally between the hours of 2 a.m.
and 6 p.m. The eligibility period for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards was January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004.