SMALL FACTORY PRODUCTIONS WINS 2012 EMMY® AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
Socially Conscious Kids Cartoons Steal the Show at the 55th Annual New York Emmy® Awards
Fair Haven, NJ (April 2, 2012) – On April 1st, 2012, Chris Dudick, Executive Producer of Small Factory Productions in Fair Haven, NJ, was presented with the Emmy® Award for children’s programming at the 55th Annual New York Emmy® Award Gala at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The Awards honor the talents and abilities of those who strive to improve the quality of television. The winning “Kids Kare” socially conscious cartoons were created during Small Factory Production’s Create-a-Cartoon program. This interactive, educational arts activity is open to children ages four to twelve at the Small Factory studio and off-site at schools, hospitals and community organizations.
“It’s a huge honor to win an Emmy® Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming,” said Chris Dudick, Executive Producer, Small Factory Productions. “Small Factory Productions turns a hopeful eye to the next generation. Our socially conscious animated shorts, created by kids for kids, boast authentic voices that are relatable to children of all ages and offer a plan to parents for raising more engaged, community-minded kids. Our Award will hopefully expand the program to help more children tap into the arts for healing and learning.”
The “Kids Kare” young storytellers and animators have inspired the spirit of volunteerism and responsibility through their exciting cartoons and songs, boasting authentic, imaginative stories. The message of the young producers is simple – let’s join forces as the youngest generation to change the world by inspiring others to save lives, care for animals and lend a helping hand. They invite others to change the world with them, one cartoon at a time. To view the Emmy Winning “Kids Kare” cartoons, visit www.mysmallfactory.com.
One of the cartoons featured on the Emmy-Nominated Cartoon “Kids Kare” series was created by children from Riverview Medical Center’s Children’s Art Therapy Program. The teen artists created the animated film short “Tyler’s Reef” to help other children deal with the loss of a loved one. All the children involved were able to pull from their own experiences to create a heartfelt story of loss and love. The project was funded by a grant from the Provident Bank through collaboration with Riverview Medical Center’s Children’s Art Therapy Program and Small Factory Productions. Other films featured are: “Ready, Set, Prepare Yourself” and “Emergency Experts” created in collaboration with New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Education, and “Tails of Love” and “Habitat Heroes” created in partnership with the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Robertsville Elementary School, Robertsville, NJ.