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I worked on this first 'Sandman' TV special in the spring and summer of 1991. The voice of the Sandman character was done by Canadian singer, Long John Baldery, who first became famous in England where he was originally from. There, a young singer named, 'Reginald DeWhite' admired Baldery so much that he took the name 'John', from Baldery when he changed his name to become . Thus I did some of lip sequence to Long John Baldery's voice when I worked on some of the animation for the 'Sandman' character.
I assisted many different animators on this film.
The show was successful and another TV special was made called 'Nilus the Sandman: Monsters in the Closet.' This was followed by animated TV series that went for two seasons.
Nilus the Sandman was produced by 'Delaney And Friends' and you can find out more about them by taking a look at their website at;
Awards Won By Nilus the Sandman: The Boy who Dreamed Christmas
From that site I have copied this list of awards that 'Nilus the Sandman: The Boy who Dreamed Christmas' has won;
The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Best Animated Short, Second Prize;
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animacao, Certificado de Participacao;
Worldfest Houston Silver Award;
US International Film and Video Festival, Certificate for Creative Excellence;
Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series.
Written by Patrick Thomas Connolly - March 30 & 31, 2003