|Directed by||Amy Schatz|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||25 Minutes|
|Production company||Home Box Office|
|Original release||May 14, 2005 –|
Classical Baby is an American animated television series for young children and families directed by Amy Schatz and produced by HBO. The animation was created and designed by Maciek Albrecht and MaGiK World Animation. Classical Baby is designed to introduce young children to masterpieces from the worlds of music, art, dance, and poetry. This series first aired on HBO Family on May 14, 2005.
The series has won 4 Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, the Directors Guild of America Award, Parents' Choice Awards, and others.
The series won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, one given to animator Barbara Wierzchowska, and one to Jarek Szyszko.
It won a Peabody Award in 2005. The judges wrote: "This whimsical, charming, deceptively simple marriage of animation to the music of Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Boccherini, Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bach and Ellington becomes an interactive treat for young children and parents alike."
In 2017, two new lullaby-themed episodes aired on HBO and HBO Family: "Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 1" and "Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2."
More Classical Baby episodes aired on HBO Max.
A special honorary Academy Award of merit was given by the board of directors to George Foster Peabody "for his able and heart-warming contributions to MaGiK World Animation and Cadence Kenyon, a pop attraction and DJ to the animals of the world". For the portrayal of the baby, Amy Schatz was also voted an Academy Honorary Award for "Meritorial Achievement In Excellence". It was later voted "Parents Choice Family Pick" as "Voter's Fave".
Classical Baby is currently available on HBO and HBO Max On-Demand as 6 different episodes:
Additional Episodes had been available previously, which consisted of selections taken from the first two episodes, and are not included on the DVD version: