Take a closer look at the nominees for this year's 5 outstanding animated shows Emmy Awards.

The 75th Emmy Awards may have been pushed to early 2024, but voting started this week, so we're taking a closer look at the candidates for the outstanding animation program.

This year's field has a roster of names familiar with Bob's Burgers, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, Rick and Morty, and The Simpsons, all of which have previously won awards. Rounding the field is Netflix's special Entergalactic, the only newcomer from the group.

Bob's Burgers are loved for their humor and ability to mix family-focused, hearty stories. Several episodes of the 13-season run of the series were able to do both professionally, as in "The Plight before Christmas."Fans of the show certainly seem to agree, the episode has a score of 9.6 on IMDB.

In the episode, each of the three Belcher children will have a different Christmas-themed performance planned simultaneously, leaving in the circumstances of Bob and Linda Sophie's choice, unable to attend all three events. "Plight Before Christmas" mixes 3 different stories and certainly provides a payoff that many viewers have been torn apart. Any fan of the show is likely to count this episode as a favorite, and in terms of writing, it feels like a worthy contender for this year's Emmy Awards.

In this episode of Genndy Tartakovsky's very adult series, the main character's spears and fangs are separated after washing to the shores of a strange new land. There, each encounters another of their species and, after Rocky begins, finds common ground with their new colleagues. Things come to mind when a native Celtic-looking tribe and a new red-skinned dinosaur friend of fangs cross the road.

The technical execution of the episode is all that is expected of the Tartakovsky series. There is no better show than Primal, which means that Primal has no dialogue, at least nothing that the average viewer can interpret, and emotions must be shown through facial expressions and body language.

In the latest season of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, the protagonist lost access to Rick's portal gun, drawing a much more grounded narrative arc, bringing the show closer to its early roots. Fans, as a whole, reacted positively to the change.

In "Night Family," a bit of alien technology allows Smith to leave instructions for their sleeping self to do overnight. The benefits are instantly noticeable but come at a cost. This episode blends classic sci-fi stories with horror tropes to create stories that are sometimes predictable but not so fun. If Season 6 returns to Rick and Morty's form, "The Night Family" probably proves to be better than any other episode of the season.

As the show heads into its 35th season, we can expect little innovation from the standard episodes of the Simpsons, but we can expect the Simpsons artists to flex their creative muscles and experiment with an entirely new art style that would otherwise be relegated to opening credits. There is no such thing in the show's annual horror episode Tree House.

"Treehouse of Horror XXXIII" is divided into 3 separate parts, each of which disguises some of the popular media. The first and 3rd bits are animated just like the other episodes of the season, parody Babadook and Westworld. The middle chapter, drawn in the style of anime, is the most interesting, however, in honor of the Death Note of the super popular series. Aesthetically, it's a pleasure to watch viewers wait to see how each classic character is interpreted, and the story is straightforward, but the fun Pay

The most visually innovative candidate this year should be Netflix's Entergalactic, animated by DNEG in London. The special, directed by Fletcher Moules, tells the story of Jabari, a 20-year-old who moves to a lavish new flat in Manhattan after acquiring a new job. When he is settled, Jabari notices his neighbor's meadow, when the party at her place becomes longer at night and disrupts his sleep. From there, a whirlwind relationship begins.

Entergalactic benefited greatly from a creative team that included Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi and black-ish creator Kenya Barris. From the opening scene to the end credits, it feels authentic and boasts some of the best music of the year nominees (although the episode of Bob's Burgers has a banger xylophone number). The characters are wonderfully designed and the New York version of the show is great. Playing against the previous 4 winners could mark entergalactic as the underdog, but it's the only one out of the 4 candidates who gave us something really different, and it deserves credit for that.