Busy Little Engine Receives Telly Award for Excellence in Children's Programming

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Looking like a young child's picture book come-to-life, "The Busy Little Engine" DVD combines high-tech computer animation with live action to tell the story of a wooden toy train who pretends to be a real train. "The Busy Little Engine" has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Telly Award for Excellence in Children's Programming.

Busy Little Studios is exploring interesting new approaches to preschool programming. The Telly Award is a well-deserved formal recognition of their efforts

Busy Little Studios announced today that their DVD, 'The Busy Little Engine,' has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Telly Award for Excellence in Children's Programming. The Busy Little Engine combines high-tech computer animation with live action to tell the story of a wooden toy train who pretends to be a real train.

Creative Director Desmond Mullen, said, "We have been so pleased with the response of children, parents, and reviewers to The Busy Little Engine. To receive a Telly Award on top of all that is really gratifying; now it's official!"

"Busy Little Studios is exploring interesting new approaches to preschool programming. The Telly Award is a well-deserved formal recognition of their efforts" said Josh Selig, creator of hit preschool shows including Nick Jr.'s 'The Wonder Pets.'

Since 2005, Busy Little Studios has been a producer of fun and gently-paced DVDs 'illuminating the workings of the world for young children.' Creative Director Desmond Mullen's background includes work with George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic, Silicon Valley's Rocket Science Games and WebTV Networks, and creation of world-renowned science education shows at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center including Mary Pope Osborne's 'Magic Tree House: Space Adventure.'

"By focusing on a toy that is familiar to most children, we can present concepts about how the world works in a way that even the youngest child can understand and apply to his or her own life," Mullen says. He adds, "The excitement that a child has when he sees a thing in the real world that he recognizes, or when he applies a concept he's learned to a new situation, is wonderful. That thrill of discovery of the world is infectious. That's what I love about helping children understand the world around them."

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding TV programs and commercials, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected international competition that receives over 13,000 entries annually. Winners of the 2006 Telly Awards include Comedy Central, Discovery Education, Hallmark Channel, Harpo Studios, Nickelodeon, and The History Channel.

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