This is Daniel Cook

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This is Daniel Cook
Genre Children
Created by J.J. Johnson
Blair Powers
Written by J.J. Johnson
Directed by J.J. Johnson
Starring Matthew David Fredrick Strong
Opening theme "This is Daniel Cook"
Composer(s) Michael Ella
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 131 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark J.W. Bishop
Matthew Hornburg
Producer(s) J.J. Johnson
Blair Powers
Matthew J.R. Bishop
Mark J.W. Bishop
Matthew Hornburg
Editor(s) Matthew J.R. Bishop
Daniel Palmer
Running time 6 minutes
Production company(s) marblemedia
Distributor Distribution360
Broadcast
Original channel Treehouse TV
Disney Junior
Original run September 6, 2004 (2004-09-06) – April 22, 2006 (2006-04-22)
Chronology
Followed by This is Emily Yeung
Related shows This is Emily Yeung
I Dare You
External links
Official website Website

This is Daniel Cook is a children's television series created by J.J. Johnson and Blair Powers and produced by Toronto's marblemedia and Sinking Ship Productions in association with Treehouse TV and TVO, and is shown in Canada on Treehouse TV, TVOkids, Access, Knowledge Network, and SCN. The series also airs on the Disney Channel (in the U.S.), Disney Japan, and on ABC2 (in Australia).

The series is about a 5 year old boy called Daniel Cook who learns new things and shares his experiences and adventures with other kids. For example, he learns about taekwondo, gymnastics, and animals. He also visits a fire station, a YMCA, and more. The show was filmed in Toronto, Ontario; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Every episode six minutes long, half-hour shows consist of five six-minute episodes. The series has been sold by Distribution360 to over eighty-five countries worldwide, and dubbed into fourteen languages[citation needed].

The series has also launched a six-volume book series distributed by Kids Can Press and produced by marblemedia. Five DVDs have also been released featuring episodes from the series.

There is another television series that complements This is Daniel Cook, called This is Emily Yeung, which premiered on Treehouse TV in the Fall of 2006.

Production[edit]

The series was created by J.J. Johnson and Blair Powers. The show's pilot was filmed in October 2002 and once the series was picked up, production resumed in June 2004. Production was completed in 2006.

Soundtrack[edit]

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In early 2007, The Children's Group released a soundtrack of This Is Daniel Cook on CD, which was entitled Here We Are!, it features the show's theme and the music used.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2008 Juno Awards

  • Nominated for Best children’s album of the year for “This is Daniel Cook. Here we are!”

2008 Independent Music Awards

  • Nominated for Favorite Children’s Group/Artist or Duo for “This is Daniel Cook. Here we are!”

2006 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for This is Daniel Cook Season 2 for Best preschool Program or Series

2006 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for www.thisisdanielcook.com for Best Cross Platform Project

2006 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for www.thisisdanielcook.com for Most Popular Website

2006 Prix Jeunesse Web Prize

  • Winner for www.thisisdanielcook.com

2006 Prix Jeunesse Television Prize

  • Finalist for This is Daniel Cook in Best up to 6 non-fiction category

2005 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for This is Daniel Cook Season 1 for Best preschool Program or Series

2005 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for This is Daniel Cook Season 1 for Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for J.J. Johnson

2005 Gemini Award

  • Nomination for This is Daniel Cook Season 1 for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

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