Variety will host the Family Fun Awards Dinner presented by Kidoodle.TV on December 8 in Los Angeles. This year’s winners will be honored for their achievements in corporate governance, creative history and entertainment franchise building and, by invitation only, fans of all ages.
The celebration follows Vriety ‘s Family Entertainment Impact Report, which highlights the leaders, creators and talent who will have the most impact on the family entertainment ecosystem in 2022.
The evening’s ceremony will honor this year’s winners, including the presentation of the Variety Leadership Award to Pete Docter , chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, in recognition of his commitment to excellence in presenting animated history over 26 issues. Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” feature film and several short films since 1995.
Levar Barton will receive the Storytelling Award in recognition of his legacy in educating children and their families.
Raven-Smoene will receive a Storytelling Visionary Award in recognition of her innovative work in family programming, executive producer from That’s So Raven and star of House of Raven.
The “Cobra Kai” series will receive a Storytelling Vision Award for programming that engages all generations of the family and is recognized by its creators and executive producers Josh Held, Jon Hurvitz, Hayden Schlossberg and show star Xolo Maridueña. Cobra Kai is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.
Kidoodle.TV Family Entertainment has honored Rest Therapy creator and host Julianne Shapiro-Barm with the Safe Streaming Hero Award.
A special “SpongeBob SquarePants” franchise honors the franchise to celebrate the incredible success of the animated franchise in television, film, toys, merchandise and more.
Kidoodle.TV will feature three charities on the show: Baby2Baby, Mamas for Mamas and The Dream Machine. Kidoodle.TV helps Baby2Baby continue to provide winter essentials to vulnerable families and is committed to feeding the organization’s 10 most vulnerable families year-round. Each month, Kidoodle.TV works with Mamas for Mamas to support the most vulnerable families and Dream Machine, which feeds 10 families for a year.
A parent media company, Inc. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate the many successes of family entertainment while we connect with important philanthropic causes,” said Neil Grunger, President and Product Manager (Owner of Kidoodle.TV). . “Families around the world choose Kidoodle.TV to stream their favorite shows, and that’s why we’re able to deliver them in a meaningful way.”
“We’re thrilled to support the launch celebration of Kidoodle.TV , the creators, producers, executives and talent dedicated to great kids and family entertainment,” said Dia Lawrence, Variety’s COO and director of marketing. “Family entertainment has many benefits for society, and we are excited to highlight the talent at the forefront of this important genre.”
To celebrate the evening, Difference is the nonprofit organization Special Families, a Los Angeles-based placement and adoption agency dedicated to providing loving homes for children and youth.
The dinner will be featured in print and on Variety.com and Variety ‘s social media channels.
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