(May 14, 2001 - Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros. Animation continued its winning superhero ways with the futuristic hit “Batman Beyond” snagging two Creative Arts Emmys at the awards ceremony at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California held Saturday May, 11. Honored in the categories of Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition, the wins bring the animation studio’s total Emmy count to a record 30, maintaining its title as the most Emmy awarded animation studio ever. These are the first Emmys for the popular “Batman Beyond” series. Set in the near future, the show is the next generation of Batman with a new, young “Tomorrow Knight,” Terry McGinnis, being mentored by the now-retired original Batman, Bruce Wayne. Known for its edgy, hip style, and created by the same group that produced the award-winning animated Batman and Superman series, “Batman Beyond” is a consistent favorite on Kids’ WB! with fans of all ages. Warner Bros. Animation has been producing award-winning original programming since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinking in the Bathtub.” Since then, Warner Bros.’ animated characters have set the standard for inventive, quality animation. Providing programming for network, syndication and cable television as well as theatrical, home video and online product, Warner Bros. Animation is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio's rich cartoon heritage. In addition to its Emmy Awards, the studio has been awarded the highly coveted George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, the Parent's Choice Award, the Prism Award and numerous Annie Awards, which honor excellence in animation.
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