Aardman Animations' series wins the Children and Young People award at the 2008 International Emmys.Announced this week in New York, the show has beaten off stiff competition to pick up the prize.
The series shared the finalists list for the category with Norweigan film Ping Pong; Japanese series I Feel the Words and Argentina‘s Patito Feo, la historia más linda (Ugly Duckling).
Shaun the Sheep has been successful both in the UK and International markets and a new series of 40 x seven-minute episodes starts shooting early next year for CBBC and Aardman has already secured a number of pre-sales for the second season.
The first series has so far racked up TV sales and licensing deals in over 150 territories, including 28 UK licensees, including Golden Bear as master toy and Ergmont as publishing partner.
Miles Bullough, head of broadcast as Aardman says: “What an honour to have won this most prestigious of awards for Shaun the Sheep. Our thanks for recognising the quality of the show as well as its world-wide appeal.”