Daytime Emmy Awards Announce 2015 Animation Honorees - "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations; Individual Achievement in Animation honorees include Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf..." -Jennifer Wolfe, AWN - Animation World Network
Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Announced - "The children's animated stop-motion series Tumble Leaf has made quite an impression on viewers and critics alike since debuting on Amazon. Most recently, it hit a high note with Emmy voters, picking up five awards at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards...
The show received an award for Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Program. In addition, the show garnered four individual achievements: Michael Granberry, lead animator; Drew Hodges, character design; Jason Kolowski, production design; and Robyn Yanoukos, colorist.
Tumble Leaf is a stop-motion animated series augmented with CGI. Aimed at preschoolers, it is part of new, original content that debuted on Amazon.com. The star of the series is a blue fox puppet named Fig, who lives on a large ship grounded on a whimsical island that invites adventure. In each episode, Fig discovers an object inside a treasure chest, known as his finding place, and then he and one or two of his friends embark on a journey of discovery associated with that item.
The series is the brainchild of Animation Director Drew Hodges and Bix Pix Entertainment, a Sun Valley, California, animation studio primarily focused on stop-motion mixed media. Each episode is 24 minutes long and airs as a pair of 12-minute stories." -International Broadcast News - Read More
Greek Animator Robyn Yannoukos Wins Emmy for ‘Tumble Leaf’ - "Greek animator Robyn Yannoukos was recognized for her work on the Amazon Instant Video show “Tumble Leaf” at the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, held at the Universal Hilton on April 24.
Yannoukos was one of just six honorees chosen for “Achievement in Animation” at the ceremony, as the lead painter of “Tumble Leaf.” The rest of her creative team, including production designer Jason Kolowski, animator Michael Granberry and character designer Drew Hodges were also honored..." -Joanna Kalafatis, Greek Reporter - Hollywood - Read More