Active Kidz

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Active Kidz is a short series of exercise television programs to encourage children to be more physically active, which was broadcast on the ABC at 4.30 pm weekdays in Australia, it was presented by Scott Ehler and Amy Wilkins. The show was apparently very popular with children and won several awards including Best Music for Children's Television. Scott and Amy provide children with information about staying fit and healthy and present a dance routine which is taught to the audience in each show.

The Active Kidz team toured the UK and the US in 2007 and 2008.[1]

A second series was released onto the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels on Australian pay television provider Foxtel in January 2008/2009. In 2008, following Amy Wilkins moving to a more managerial role due to pregnancy, Dimity Clancey joined the Active Kidz team, featuring in the second television series.[2] Dimi is a journalist, and has toured all over the world with Barney, Hello Kitty and Meow Meow Kapow!

Scott was also named Fitness Professional of NSW and Fitness Professional of Australia.

Active Kidz have an extensive range of DVDs, CDs, board games, clothing and other merchandise.

Characters[edit]

  • Scott Ehler – Host
  • Amy Wilkins – Host on TV shows
  • Dimity Clancey – Host
  • Oprah: Scott and Amy's new dog
  • Dr Julie on Season 2 shows
  • The dog: AK 9 used in approximately 1–2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA-AGSC Awards[edit]

The annual Screen Music Awards are presented by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) for television and film scores and soundtracks.[3]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2004 Active Kidz – Scott Ehler, Glenn Heaton, Geoffrey McGarvey, Amy Wilkins Best Music for Children's Television[4] Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Active Kidz website
  2. ^ Ehler, 2008.
  3. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "2004 Winners - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 

References[edit]

Scott Ehler "AK Diary: Welcome Dimi (29 January 2008)" [Online] http://www.activekidz.com.au/index.php?area=diary&v=96 Accessed 26 July 2008.

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