‘Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks’ has won a Daytime Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Children’s Animated Programme’. Mumbai-based Crest Animation Studios had provided all overseas services like modeling, rigging, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing, etc, for this series.
These awards were conferred at the 33rd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony held simultaneously in New York City and Los Angeles on April 22, 2006. The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Speaking on the occasion, A K Madhavan, CEO, Crest Animation Studios, said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to be recognised for our quality of work by one of the most powerful body representing the American television industry. We have won accolades in the past like the BAFTA award and an ANNIE nomination for our work in ‘Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks’. We have also won the Apsara Award for ‘Tenali Raman’. It is a special feeling to be one among the best international players.”
‘Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks’ is a 3D computer animated series that follows the adventure of a spunky 8-year-old pig named Piggley and his friends, Dannan the Duck and Ferny the Bull, who live on a farm in Ireland.
Crest is moving steadily ahead on its way to become a globally recognised computer graphics imaging (CGI) animation studio. Crest’s US-based subsidiary, RichCrest Animation (RCA), and Lions Gate Entertainment (LGE) have announced a three-picture co-production and co-financing arrangement to produce three top quality, state-of-the-art animated feature films for worldwide theatrical release. RCA and LGE would equally share the cost of production as well as the profits. The rights to the first film under the agreement – ‘Sylvester and the Magic Pebble’, based on the Caldecott Medal-winning story by William Steig (the creator of the blockbuster ‘Shrek’) have already been acquired, and the film is under production.