On Wednesday, April 12, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television honoured the best of the best in Canadian kids media at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards – Children’s and Animation Program.
We are thrilled to share that composers Ari Posner, Amin Bhatia and Kris Kuzdak took home the award for Best Original Music, Animation in the Television category for their work on the season two episode of Let’s Go Luna! – “Dig it Daddy-O.”
— The Canadian Academy (@TheCdnAcademy) April 12, 2023
Let’s Go Luna! follows the hilarious adventures of three friends Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. In “Dig it Daddy-O,” Andy becomes the new Prince of Beatniks in San Francisco and must find a way to live up to the title.
Let’s Go Luna! is produced by 9 Story Media Group and with animation by our award-winning studio Brown Bag Films (Toronto). The series encourages kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate world cultures while developing social skills. In Canada, Let’s Go Luna! airs on TVOKids and Knowledge Kids.
This year’s award marks the show’s third time winning in the Best Original Music, Animation category at the Canadian Screen Awards, previously scooping up the honour in both 2021 and 2022. We could not be more over the moon for our incredible Let’s Go Luna! composing team! We would also like to extend a huge round of applause to all the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards winners. Check out the full list of honourees here.
The 2023 Canadian Screen Awards are being presented this year via a series of seven intimate genre-based awards presentations, in person at Meridian Hall in Toronto, running from Tuesday, April 11, 2023 through to Friday, April 14, 2023, all culminating with The Canadian Screen Awards with Samantha Bee, broadcasting on Sunday, April 16 at 8 PM (9 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem. The Children’s & Animation Awards ceremony, presented by Shaw Rocket Fund, took place at 12pm ET on Wednesday, April 12.
The Canadian Screen Awards (formerly known as the Gemini Awards and Genie Awards) honour excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media production. The awards were first presented in 2013, and they are now presented annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In addition to recognizing the best in Canadian film, television, and digital media production, the Canadian Screen Awards also celebrate Canadian talent and creativity, and promote the growth and development of the Canadian film and television industry. Learn more about the awards here.