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Baobab Studios Nabs ninth Emmy Award Thanks To Baba Yaga 7

Baba Yaga gained an Emmy for Excellent Interactive Media for a Daytime Program on the 48th Annual Emmy Awards, bringing Baobab Studios’ whole Emmy awards wins to 9.

Baba Yaga additionally beforehand gained two different Emmy awards — Excellent Directing Workforce for Animated Program (Eric Darnell, director, and Mathias Chelebourg, co-director) and Excellent Particular person Achievement in Animation for Character Design (Karl Athannossov).

It was already such an honor and thrill for Baba Yaga to be awarded Emmys for each character design and path,” stated Baba Yaga director and author Eric Darnell. “And now, to be honored with the award for greatest interactive is really spectacular and a mirrored image of the crew’s monumental efforts to provide the viewers the chance to be the hero of their very own story.”

The immersive VR film launched in January solely for Oculus Quest after premiering at numerous movie festivals in 2020, together with the Venice Movie Pageant nearly precisely a yr in the past. In our overview on the time, we discovered it to be entertaining however barely secure. It actually wasn’t the formidable step-up we have been hoping to see from Baobab’s subsequent providing:

This can be a likable, candy however finally secure journey, highlighted by some nice VR novelties but additionally equally restricted by them. I wish to see one thing from this studio that feels really dynamic — like my presence has real influence within the tales it creates. Baobab stays one in every of VR’s most promising storytellers however, 4 years on from its debut, I really feel like I’m nonetheless ready for it to actually hit its stride.

You possibly can learn our full overview from final yr right here.

Baba Yaga is on the market now on Oculus Quest for $5.99.

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