Past Recipients of the Carnegie Medal
for Excellence in Children's Video
2007: Author/illustrator Mo Willems and Weston Woods Studios, producers of "Knuffle Bunny," based on the picture book written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
2006: Michael Sporn, of Michael Sporn Animation, Inc., and Paul Gagne and Melissa Reilly, of Weston Woods Studios, producers of “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,” based on the picture book written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
2005: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly of Weston Woods Studios, and Peter H. Reynolds, Karen Bresnahan, Gary Goldberger, and Jonathan Meath of FableVision, co-producers of “The Dot," based on the book written by Peter Reynolds.
2004: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly of Weston Woods Studios, producers of Giggle, Giggle, Quack, based on the picture book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
2003: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly of Weston Woods Studios, producers of So You Want to Be President?, based on the Caldecott-winning book by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small, are the 2003 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.
2002: Dante Di Loreto and Anthony Edwards of Aviator Films and Willard Carroll and Tom Wilhite of Hyperion Studio, producers of My Louisiana Sky, based on the book by Kimberly Willis Holt, are the 2002 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video. The video stars Juliette Lewis and was directed by Adam Arkin. The teleplay was written by Anna Sandor. It is distributed by Hallmark Entertainment.
2001: Paul R. Gagne for Weston Woods Studio, producer of Antarctic Antics. "Antarctic Antics," based on the book by Judy Sierra, transforms the poetry of the book into ballads of the penguin world. Playful animation and original musical compositions enliven the tone of each poem and endearing penguins have wide appeal and unforgettable personalities, leaving viewers with warm feelings for the coldest place on earth.
2000: Paul R. Gagne for Weston Woods Studio, producer of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day," based on the book by Harry Allard, is a hilarious video in which the notorious Viola Swamp takes it upon herself to whip the Horace B. Smedley School's football team into shape before the big Thanksgiving Day game.
1999: Producer Frank Moynihan for The First Christmas. "The First Christmas" was directed by Linsay van Blerk and distributed by billy budd films, inc. President and founder of billy buddy films, inc., Frank Moynihan has produced and distributed over 50 films and videos. Using clay animation, the video tells the well-known story of the birth of Jesus. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, accompanied by traditional Christmas music, this rendition is enhanced by colloquial dialogue and delightful touches of humor.
1998: Tom Davenport, of Davenport Films, for Willa: An American Snow White. The classic Grimm Tale is reset in Virginia in 1915 as innocent young Willa is forced from home by her stepmother, an aging actress obsessed with her fading beauty. Willa joins three colorful actors in a traveling medicine show and in a multi-layered, fascinating adaptation, finds Shakespeare, an apple, and true love in the person of a handsome moving picture maker.
1997: Tacy Mangan, of What a Gal Productions, for Notes Alive! On the Day You Were Born. Distributed by Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment Notes Alive! On the Day You Were Born celebrates every child's place in the universe through a vividly animated presentation of the children's book, On The Day You Were Born, read by author Debra Frasier, with original music composed by Steve Heitzeg and performed by the Minnesota Orchestra.
1996: Paul R. Gagne, for Owen (Weston Woods), based on the book by Kevin Henkes.
1995: Michael Sporn, for Whitewash (Churchill Media)
1994: Rawn Fulton, for Eric Carle: Picture Writer (Searchlight Films)
1993: John Kelly & Gary Soto, for The Pool Party (distributed by Gary Soto)
1992: Peter Matulavich, for Harry Comes Home (Barr Films)
1991: George McQuilkin and John Matthews, for Ralph S. Mouse (Churchill Films), based on the book by Beverly Cleary.