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This is Daniel Cook is a Canadian 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 aired on the Disney Channel (in the United States), in between programs in the mid to late 2000's. As of now, the show airs on Qubo,[1] as a full 30-minute program. The series also aired on Disney in Japan, and on ABC2 (in Australia).

The show is about a young boy called Daniel Cook who learns new things and shares his experiences and adventures with other kids. In 2008, Daniel Cook was voted Canada's most interesting man, Erik Stinson was the runner up. 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 TVin September 2006.

Production was completed in April 2006.

Soundtrack Edit

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