(April 3, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Animation has received 16 Daytime Emmy nominations, the most nominations of any entrant in the animation arena this year, breaking their own record, set last year, of 15 nominations. The nominations include: two for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program (“The New Batman/Superman Adventures” and “Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain”); two for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program (“Batman Beyond” and “The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries”); four for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition (“Batman Beyond,” “Warner Bros.’ Histeria!,” and two nominations for “The New Batman/Superman Adventures”); three for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing-Special Class (“Batman Beyond,” “Warner Bros.’ Histeria!,” and “The New Batman/Superman Adventures”); two for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing-Special Class (“Batman Beyond” and “The New Batman/Superman Adventures”) and three for Outstanding Original Song, (“The Communuts” from “Warner Bros.’ Histeria!,” “New Deal for You” also from “Histeria!” and “Braino” from “Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain”). “We are thrilled by all of our nominations,” said Jean MacCurdy, President, Warner Bros. Animation. “We have an incredibly talented and hard-working group of people who continually strive to break new ground in creating programming that is entertaining, relevant and of the highest quality. It’s rewarding that these efforts have been so generously recognized." 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 irreverent, satirical humor and 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. Warner Bros. Animation television programming honors include: 26 Emmy Awards, the highly coveted George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, the Parent’s Choice Award, the Prism Award and 15 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
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