Honoring those behind the scenes.

Updated on April 12:

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced that Frank Welker, legendary performer of the voices of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ as well as other popular animated characters, will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday April 29.

“Every child in America has grown up listening to Frank Welker bring the adventures of Freddy Jones and Scooby-Doo to life,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Frank is an audible magician. He has made an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of us all with his ability to bring these and so many other characters into our lives and make them real. It is with great pleasure that the National Academy bestows the prestigious Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement to him for his great body of work.”

“I have been a fan of Frank Welker’s work my entire life,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS). “He is a unique person creating very unique characters such as Curious George, Wonder Dog, Shmoo, Megatron and his body of work over the last 40 years is remarkable. It is our great pleasure to acknowledge his long career in front of his many peers at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy gala.”

While we wait for the big night, watch the Daytime Actor Emmy Reels.

Previously Reported on October 20, 2015:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that next year’s 2016 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place on Friday April 29. A venue has yet to be determined but the ceremony will take place in Los Angeles, California to honor those behind the scenes including sound editors, art directors, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors and others.

Soaps.com will keep readers posted with future details, as well as information on the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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– Amy Mistretta