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Peter Rabbit and Octonauts shortlisted for five Daytime Emmy awards

Hit pre-school properties Peter Rabbit and Octonauts have been nominated for a total of five awards at this year’s Daytime Emmy awards.

Developed by the international TV production and licensing company, Silvergate Media, the two properties have rocketed to success among preschool and family audiences.

Peter Rabbit is a 3D CGI TV series for pre-schoolers and has been shortlisted under three categories: Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Programme, Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Programme.

Meanwhile, Octonauts has been shortlisted under two categories: Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Programme and Outstanding Special Class Animated Programme.

Kurt Mueller, executive producer of Octonauts, said: “Octonauts is made for anyone with a curious mind, a love of nature and a soft spot for daredevil cats.

“125 episodes in, we are beyond thrilled for the recognition the show has received.”

Paula Rosenthal, executive producer of Peter Rabbit, added: “We are thrilled with and grateful for the ongoing recognition of Peter Rabbit.

“This year Peter Rabbit turns 124. It’s humbling to think the success of our show is helping to keep Beatrix Potter’s classic tale relevant to a new generation.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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