The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences named The Simpsons Outstanding Animated Program at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday, September 14th.
The Simpsons’ win for “Mad About The Toy,” part of its 30th season, is its 11th win in the Outstanding Animated Program category, upping the series’ lifetime total Emmy wins to 34. In addition to wins for longtime series stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, The Simpsons has also been awarded Emmys for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.
In “Mad About The Toy,” Homer and Marge leave Bart, Lisa and Maggie in the care of Grampa Simpson, who is triggered into panic by the sight of Bart’s army men toys. When Lisa notices Grampa served as the model for the toys, he remembers his past as a post-war toy model for the Whiz-Bang Toy Company, and Marge realizes Grampa missed out on millions in royalties.