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Composer Kevin Kliesch on primetime Emmy nomination for Daytime Emmy winner 'Sofia the First'

Composer Kevin Kliesch on primetime Emmy nomination for Daytime Emmy winner 'Sofia the First'
In April, composer Kevin Kliesch won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the Disney animated series “Sofia the First." Now he is nominated for a primetime award for his work on the telefilm “Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy." As he jokes during our exclusive audio chat (listen below), “The Daytime Emmy is sitting on my piano and she’s waiting for her sister to arrive.” In our candid conversation, we talk about several aspects of his work on the hit show, which revolves around a common girl thrust into royalty after her mother marries the king. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kliesch recalls how he got his start as an orchestrator on a variety of films, including several for Disney. “I had worked with Alan Menken, the legendary Disney composer and songwriter on 'Tangled' and
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Disney greenlights tv continuation of ‘Tangled’

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While many of Disney’s recent critical and commercially successful animated features have come from Pixar, the animation juggernaut has proven itself still capable of making an impact with its own features, such as Big Hero 6 and Frozen. Among their recent successful ventures has been the 2010 feature Tangled, which put a new spin on the fairytale of Rapunzel. Disney revisited the world and characters it presented in a 2012 short called Tangled Ever After, and news has now emerged of a TV show revolving around the lead characters of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider that has been greenlit for a 2017 release on the Disney channel.

The show is set to air on the Disney Channel, and original voice stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi have been tapped to reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider respectively. Kevin Kliesch, the score producer for Tangled and the orchestrator for Tangled Ever After,
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‘Tangled’ Animated TV Series Based on Film Coming to Disney Channel

‘Tangled’ Animated TV Series Based on Film Coming to Disney Channel
Tangled” is heading to the small screen. Based on the 2010 feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the animated television series is slated to premiere on Disney Channel in 2017.

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles, voicing Rapunzel and Eugene, also known as Flynn Rider, respectively.

The series follows the success of Disney Channel’s 2012 “Tangled Ever After” short, which brought in five million total viewers.

The Disney Television Animation project reunites the movie’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater who will work on the series, which is being developed by exec producer Chris Sonnenburg (“Enchanted”), who will also serve as supervising director, and Shane Prigmore (“The Lego Movie”), who is co-exec producer and creator director.

“The genius of the original movie was its seamless blending of cinematic adventure, character-driven comedy and touching emotion. And we are fortunate to have several of the creative talent from
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CBS, PBS and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Winners

CBS and its soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” led the pack of winners at the 42nd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

CBS and PBS scored 17 trophies apiece. “Bold and the Beautiful” led the program winners with a total of eight.

Winners at Friday’s ceremony, hosted by Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson at the Universal Hilton, included a three-way tie for guest star in a drama series among Donna Mills (for ABC’s”General Hospital”), Fred Willard (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Ray Wise (CBS’ “The Young and the Restless”).

Discovery Family Channel (formerly known as the Hub) won the children’s series award for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” Nickelodeon’s “Dino Dan: Trek Adventures” got the nod for preschool children’s series.

Digital nets got into the fray this year with Amazon’s “Tumble Leaf” recognized for preschool animation series while Netflix’s
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