Big Bad Boo Wins Leo Award for 1001 Nights


Big Bad Boo Wins Leo Award for 1001 Nights

VANCOUVER, June 4th, 2018 – Big Bad Boo Studios's Flagship show 1001 Nights has won its fifth Leo Award for Best Screenwriting for “The People Who Insulted the Sun”. 1001 Nights' has been nominated thirteen times in previous years for many categories including Best Screenwriting, Best Animated Series and Best Sound. This third season episode was written by show creator Aly Jetha, who worked alongside story editor Randy Rogel and show creator Shabnam Rezaei. The Leo Awards are the awards program for the British Columbia Film and Television industry.

"We are so honoured by this exceptional recognition from the Leo Awards and being placed in such high great regards amongst other incredible shows being produced in British Columbia. We are very proud," said Aly Jetha.

The animated tales, featuring Shahrzad as the street-smart storyteller, has seen success around the world, currently airing in over 80 countries, in 15 languages, from China, Brazil and North America, to Jamaica, India, Spain and Africa. Broadcasters include Cartoon Network, CBC, Disney Channel, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, and over 25 PBS channels in the United States.

Based on the famous tales, 1001 Nights targets viewers 6-9 year olds and family audiences. The show continues to broadcast around the world having won awards including the Kids First Choice Award and a Platinum Pixie Award. It was named a finalist in the Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards for best eBook and best series. Big Bad Boo is currently in production for Season 3 of the show. The brand also has associated comic books and licensing and merchandising deals in several territories.

About Big Bad Boo Studios

Big Bad Boo Studios is dedicated to producing quality family programming that is entertaining and educational. Shows include Mixed Nutz, 1001 Nights and Lili & Lola. Big Bad Boo is currently producing 16 Hudson with SRC, TVO Kids, and Knowledge Kids as well as The Bravest Knight with Hulu. The company also distributes popular children’s content like Bob the Builder, Babar and others in multiple languages to North America on its Oznoz Platform. Visit, and

About The Leo Awards

The Leo Awards celebrate excellence in British Columbia film and television.

The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the achievements of the British Columbia film and television industry through the presentation of an annual awards program – the Leo Awards. The Leo Awards are held annually in Vancouver, Canada in May or June.


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