The award is for best writing in an animated program
Corner Gas was a show that was Canada’s answer to mainstream sitcoms. It helped to shape the way Canadian television programming would harbour into the new generation. The series is inarguably one of the most significant programs to come out of the great white north. And, last year the creators continued their domination of Canadian media by introducing Corner Gas Animated, which was an instant hit.
Besides some record-breaking numbers for the animated programs premiere episode, the series gained even further confirmation that Canada loves Corner Gas last night at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Canadian Screen Awards.
Corner Gas Animated walked into the Canadian Screen Awards with two nominations last night. Because of a serious lack of adult animation, Corner Gas was up against mostly children’s programming in both categories. In fact, the award for the best-animated program went to a series for toddlers, Paw Patrol. Which to be fair, is one of the biggest shows to come out of Canada in recent years.
Thankfully, those who vote for these awards recognize the brilliant writing that has gone into Corner Gas Animated’s series. As show creator, Brent Butt, was given the Canadian Screen Award for best writing in animation for his original script for the episode “Squatch Your Language”.
Congratulations to Corner Gas Animated and to Brent Butt, who we were lucky enough to interview last year (you can read that here).
News on a release date for the upcoming season of Corner Gas Animated is slim, but best estimation is sometime in 2020. Though it should be worth the wait as guest stars are rumoured to include Michael J. Fox, Chris Hadfield, and the Prime Minister himself, Justin Trudeau.