Canucks win at 2013 Kidscreen Awards

DHX Media's Yo Gabba Gabba! (pictured), Muse Entertainment's Cyberbully and others took home awards for their work in kids programming during 2013.

Canadian kids entertainment companies were among the big winners at the 2013 Kidscreen Awards, singled out for creating some of the year’s best work in children’s television.

Toronto’s 9 Story Entertainment took home two awards. Their series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, which airs on CBC in Canada, won best animated series in the preschool category while Wild Kratts was awarded best companion website in the kids category.

Halifax-based DHX Media also nabbed two awards. Yo Gabba Gabba! took honours for best preschool non animated or mixed series for 2013 and the best music 2013.

Muse Entertainment’s Cyberbully, directed by Charles Biname and starring Emily Osment and Kelly Rowan won the award for the best one-off, special or TV movie of 2013 (tweens/teens category) as well as taking home the best directing award.

Meanwhile, Montreal’s Apartment 11 Productions won the best kids non-animated or mixed series of 2013 for In Real Life 3.

Finally, Chocolate Liberation Front, with offices in Australia and Canada, were the big winners of the creative talent category for The Adventures of Figaro Pho was rewarded with both the best animation and best design.

The Kidscreen awards were hosted by The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee and took place at the Kidscreen Summit in New York.