15th Mar 2023

Sesame Street: The Nutcracker scoops RTS award nomination

We are thrilled to hear that Sesame Street: The Nutcracker Starring Elmo and Tango has been shortlisted for a Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England award.

The annual awards celebrate the region’s creative community in the fields of on-screen talent, craft, scripted, animation, regional television news and across a range of factual programming including natural history and documentary.

We are proud to have developed the animation and design look of Sesame Street: The Nutcracker Starring Elmo and Tango for the nonprofit educational organisation Sesame Workshop. This animated special, which retells the classic story Sesame Street-style, was nominated in the Animation category, for the best animated Programme/Content or Series, broadcast on any platform.

“We are delighted that this fun-filled, heart-warming animated special has been recognised in these prestigious awards”, said Katherine McQueen, joint managing director of A Productions. “Working on an iconic and much-loved brand like Sesame Street is a huge privilege and this nomination is testament to the talent and creativity of the entire team who brought it to life.”

This 30-minute festive feature follows Elmo and his puppy Tango on a fantastical adventure filled with new music and friends, and where Tango speaks for the very first time. It is a celebration of the greatest gift of all: friendship. Sesame Street The Nutcracker streamed in the US in December last year on Cartoonito, the preschool block on HBO Max, and will air on PBS KIDS in 2023.

“Year-on-year, the standard of entries gets stronger as our creative community produces more brilliant programmes, more global hits and more returnable formats”, commented Lynn Barlow, RTS West of England Chair and Assistant Vice-Chancellor Creative and Cultural Industries Engagement at UWE. “Thank you to all our judges for giving their time and energy and we look forward to revealing the winners at the Old Vic in April.”

The RTS West of England Awards will take place on Sunday 23rd April at the Bristol Old Vic.

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