CalArtians at the 2018 Daytime Emmys

Star vs. the Forces of Evil background painting by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Michelle Park. | Image from Tumblr.

CalArts alumni were among those honored at the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys held Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Son of Jaguar, an animated short created by award-winning animator Jorge Gutiérrez (Film/Video MFA 00), was nominated in the Outstanding Interactive Media – Original Daytime Program or Series. Created for Google Spotlight Stories, the film marks Gutiérrez’s first foray into virtual reality and tells the story of a once-mighty luchador facing the most important match of his life–building on his past work, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rodriguez and The Book of Life.

Illustrator Michelle Park (Film/Video BFA 4 09) took home an award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for her color design on the Disney XD program, Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Before creating the worlds of intergalactic warrior princess Star Butterfly, Park’s previous work includes coloring on the FXX series Axe Cop and background painting on Disney’s Gravity Falls.

Park’s award was announced with the list of Daytime Emmy Award nominees on March 21, 2018.

Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the previous calendar year. A full list of winners can be found on the Emmys website.

Check out Gutiérrez’ 360 animated short, Son of Jaguar, below:

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