The Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, marketing campaigns, people, tech and more. The awards recognize outstanding achievement across platforms and overall merit in social good, social justice, kids programming, as well as work-from-home initiatives.
A huge congratulations to our entire Blue's Clues & You! crew at our Brown Bag Films - Toronto studio, and our partners at Nickleodeon. We reached out to series director Vadim Kapridov to get his thoughts on the nomination:
“I am thrilled to see Blue’s Clues & You! nominated in the Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards! I couldn't be prouder of the efforts, expertise and dedication of the amazingly talented team I get to work with every day. Huge thanks to Nickelodeon and the whole team for always finding new ways to craft and build the unique and relatable world of Blue that our audience adores so much, and telling stories that make young kids feel empowered and inspired to change the world for the better. As Josh and Blue would say (sing) “when YOU use your mind, take a step at a time, YOU can do anything that YOU wanna do!”
Blue’s Clues & You! is an interactive preschool series about a puppy named Blue and her friend Josh. In each episode, Blue invites the Home Viewer to join her and Josh on a clue-led adventure to solve a puzzle – which can only be done with the Home Viewers help! While searching for Blue’s pawprints, Josh, Blue and the Home Viewer help their friends through story-based learning games, playing to learn by counting graham crackers, “skidooing” to outer space or singing about healthy snacks. Throughout every episode, the Home Viewer is empowered, challenged and inspired to continually interact with Josh and Blue to figure out Blue’s Clues!
Blue’s Clues & You! is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., 9 Story Media Groups' Creative Affairs division, and Brown Bag Films. The series is currently airing weekdays at 11 am (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Original short-form content and full-length episodes of Blue’s Clues & You! are available now on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App. Episodes are also available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to Arielle Reed, Associate Producer at Fred Rogers Productions, for receiving a Rising Star Award for their work on Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood. The Cynposis Rising Star Awards honors stand-out performers, innovators, and emerging leaders in the media industry – 35 years old or younger – who have the passion, talent and creativity to take the industry to new heights.
The Cynopsis Best of the Best & Rising Star Awards will be celebrated through a virtual event on February 16, 2023.
Congratulations to all this year’s honourees!