2016 Emmy Nominated Animated Programs

As many of us know, we're currently experiencing the Golden Age of Television and with the 2016 Emmy's upon us, we'd love to take a closer look at which animated programs are helping fuel the TV revolution!

ARCHER - FX Networks
"The Figgis Agency"
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
This is Archer's 4th Emmy Nomination. Will it be their first win? Archer is an Adult Animated Spy Series that began in 2009, although viewership is not as high as other animated comedies, the show has generated terrific reviews and been praised by critics. The show has previously won NextNowNexts "Best Show You're Not Watching" Award. Time to tune in!

BOBS BURGERS - Fox
"The Horse Rider-er"
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
This is Bob's Burgers 6th Emmy Nomination, the show previously won this award in 2014. Bob's Burgers, an animated sitcom show about parents -- Bob and Linda, debuted in 2011 to mixed reviews. Feedback to the show has gotten increasingly better, leading to Bob's Burger's consistent Emmy nominations within recent years.

PHINEAS AND FERB LAST DAY OF SUMMER - Disney XD
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
This is Phineas and Ferb's 1st Nomination. The show, which began in 2007, is an animated musical series, which follows 2 brothers, a spy platypus, and all their summer adventures. Phineas and Ferb has won a handful of Kids Choice Awards, as well as Pulcinella Awards.

SOUTH PARK - Comedy Central
"You're Not Yelping"
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
This is South Park's 16th Emmy Nomination, they've previously won Emmy's for 4 different animation categories. South Park's cult following has earned them tons of recognition and awards from various places. The show, which began in 1997 hilariously follows the lives of 4 boys in a town in Colorado, while incorporating current events.

THE SIMPSONS - Fox
"Halloween of Horror"
Category: Outstanding Animated Program
Hold your breath, this is The Simpsons, 85th Emmy Nomination! The Simpsons has already won 32 Emmys within various categories. The show, which first aired in 1989, has yet to slow down, it follows The Simpsons, a working class family, and is still the longest running American sitcom to date! Crazy!

ADVENTURE TIME - Cartoon Network
"The Hall of Egress"
Category: Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
This is Adventure Time's 10th Emmy Nomination, the show has already earned 4 Emmy wins in various animated categories.dventure time, which premiered in 2010, follows a young boy named Finn and his magical dog Jake. The fantasy series, inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, has a large viewership of adults and teens, even though the series is aimed at children. 

ROBOT CHICKEN - Adult Swim
"Robot Chicken Christmas Special: The X-Mas United"
Category: Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
This Robot Chicken's 18th Emmy Nomination, they have already won 4 Emmys. Robot Chicken, a stop motion sketch comedy, was created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Fun Fact? This shows name was inspired by a dish in a West Hollywood restaurant, Kung Pao Bistro, that Seth and Michael were dining at while discussing the show.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Nickelodeon
"Company Picnic"
Category: Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
This is SpongeBob Squarnts' 9th Emmy Nomination, the show has surprisingly yet to win an Emmy as best Animated Program. The show, created by a marine biologist, premiered in 1999 and gained an enormous amount of popularity within children. Spongb and his friends have won a variety of awards, mainly Kids Choice Awards.

STEVEN UNIVERSE - Cartoon Network
"The Answer"
Category: Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
This is Steven Universe's 2nd Emmy Nomination. The show, created in 2013, is a coming of age story of a boy named Steven Universe and i is the first animated series to be solely created by a woman -- Rebecca Sugar. Steven Universe has been praised for bein a "equally rewarding watch" for both adults and children. Take note, parents!

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS - Cartoon Network
"Once Upon A Townsville"
Category: Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
This is The Powerpuff Girl's 6th Emmy Nomination, they have already won 2 Emmys. The Powerpuff Girls, a show about 3 girls with super powers, first debuted in 1995, and ran until 1998. In 2005 the show decided to create a 10 year anniversary show, which generated terrific buzz. In 2016, Cartoon Network decided to reboot the show. 

The Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Category will be awarded this weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys and the Outstanding Animated Program Category will be awarded at next weeks Primetime Emmys.