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Xavier Riddle & Ada Twist Nominated for 49th Annual Annie Awards

By December 21, 2021 No Comments

The nominations for the 2022 Annie Awards have been announced and we are delighted to share that Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum and Ada Twist, Scientist have both been nominated in the Best TV/Media – Preschool category.  

For 9 Story and Brown Bag’ Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, this marks the show’s fourth Annie nomination, and third time being nominated in the Best TV/Media – Preschool category. This year, the episode “I am Ella Fitzgerald” is up for consideration in the highly sought-after award category.  

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is an animated adventure-comedy based on Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos’ best-selling kids book series, Ordinary People Change the World. The show follows the adventures of Xavier, Yadina, and Brad, as they travel back in time to meet famous heroes of the past and learn how to be their own heroes of the present!  

A GIGANTIC congratulations to our entire Xavier Riddle team and broadcasting partners! Catch all of Xavier Riddle’s adventures on PBS KIDS. 

Also nominated for Best TV/Media – Preschool category is the episode “Twelve Angry Birds” from Ada Twist, Scientist, one of the latest preschool series animated by our award-winning studio Brown Bag Films. Ada Twist, Scientist was developed by executive producer Chris Nee (Laughing Wild) and produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.  

Now streaming on NetflixAda Twist, Scientist is based on the best-selling children’s book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts. The series follows the adventures of 8 year old Ada Twist, a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything. 

We would like to extend a special shout out to showrunner Kerri Grant and also to Brown Bag Films’ own Jean Herlihy who directed the series. 

The 2022 Annie Award winners will be announced during ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 26. To see a full list of this year’s winners click here, and for more information on the awards visit annieawards.org. 

Best wishes to all the 2022 Annie Award nominees!