Monday, September 14, 2015
'Over The Garden Wall, 'Adventure Time' Triumph at the Emmys
The big news was that Cartoon Network's Over The Garden Wall took home the Outstanding Animated Programme award. This is nothing short of an amazing achievement for the Cartoon Network limited series, considering it was up against The Simpsons, Archer, Bob's Burgers and South Park. For a new family friendly series daring to do something different to overcome these established titans of adult animation is unexpected to say the least. The nomination was impressive- a win fantastic.
It continued to be a good night for Cartoon Network as Adventure Time took home the gong for Outstanding Short-Form Animation Programme. Although this is much less of a surprise, it's still a nice coup for the show which was up against some strong competition from Wander Over Yonder, Regular Show and Steven Universe.
In the Outstanding Voice Over Performance category, the ever excellent Hank Azaria took home the award for his work on the Simpsons.
Outside these categories there were also several Juried Awards for Individual achievement in animation. Here, Over The Garden Wall bagged another two awards, and Adventure Time one more. But it wasn't only Cartoon Network that had reason to celebrate. Disney's Gravity Falls, and Robot Chicken and King Star King from Adult Swim also took home awards.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.