2011 Dee Vee Award Winners

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2011 DeeVee Awards

The 1st annual Destination Vinylmation DeeVee Awards honors the best Vinylmation and artists over the past year. With the help of our listeners and readers, figures and artists were nominated in 23 categories You then voted for your favorites in a poll on our website. The winners were officially announced on our podcast Episode 46 released on November 16. We invite you to listen to this Oscar-inspired broadcast that featured celebrity presenters from the Disney podcast realm. I like to thank everyone who was a part of this show including the presenters, custom artists, Zoe and our announcer Michelle Wargo. Thank you to Sophie for our graphics, including the award above. We would also like to thank all the Disney artists and other Cast Members at Disney involved with the process of bringing Vinylmation to the guests. We wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for your amazing efforts. Here is the complete winners list. Please listen to our next podcast for a complete break down of the results, as well as the announcement of the winner of the Florida Project Pooh from the voters drawing.

Favorite Disney Artist
Maria Clapsis

Some of Maria’s popular figures of the past year include: Up, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Sonny Eclipse, Bolt, DCL, Cutesters Too.

Thank you Maria for all your hard work.

Favorite Custom Artist

NOAH gave us customs such as: TRON, Villains Poison Apple, Muppets Mayhem, Haunted Mansion, Pirates and more.
Thank you NOAH for your dedication to this unique art form.

Best 3″ Figure
Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Artist: Maria Clapsis
Set: Disneyland Annual Passholder

Best 9″ Figure

Artist: Maria Clapsis
Set: Park 6

Best Jr. Figure
Statue of Liberty Minnie Keychain

Artist: Enrique Pita
Set: NYC Exclusive

Thank you to celebrity presenters: Adam from DisneyBrit.com and Juz from OrlandoSkyRadio.com.

Best 12 Figure Set
Star Wars 1

Artist: Mike Sullivan

Best non-12 Figure Set
Disney Afternoons

Artist: Chris Chapman

Best Chaser
3D Mickey

Artist: Thomas Scott
Set: Urban 5

Thank you to celebrity presenter John Rick, host of the Disney Pincast Podcast.

Best Variant
Ghost Obi Wan Kenobi

Artist: Mike Sullivan
Set: Star Wars 1

Best Use of Ears
Peter Pan

Artist: Monty Maldovan
Set: Animation 1

Best Trading Location
Frontierland Trading Post

This Magic Kingdom favorite features both 3″ and Junior trading.

Most Likely to Be Found in a Trading Box
Bearded Man

Artist: Thomas Scott
Set Urban 5

Best Accessory
Rafiki’s Staff

Artist: Jim Valeri
Set: The Lion King

Thank you to celebrity presenter Stephanie Wojcik, the winner of Combo Contest #2.

Best Mickey
3D Mickey

Artist: Thomas Scott
Set: Urban 5

Thank you to celebrity presenter Ricky Brigante from Inside the Magic.

Best Use of Clear
Ghost Obi Wan Kenobi

Artist: Mike Sullivan
Set: Star Wars 1

Thank you to celebrity presenter Tom Corless from WDW News Today.

Best Location Exclusive
Tiki Mickey

Artist: Enrique Pita
Set: Hawaii Exclusive

Best Packaging
All Location Exclusive Tins

Artist: Various
Set: Location Exclusives

Thank you to celebrity presenter Kristina Pino from Tomopop.com.

Best Vinylmation Event
The Florida Project

September 9-11 2011 at EPCOT

Thank you to celebrity presenter Matt Norris from VinylmationKingdom.com.

Most Anticipated Upcoming Series
The Haunted Mansion

Artist: Casey Jones
Expect Release Date: TBA

Thank you to celebrity presenter Alan Hooper from Mousevent.com.

Best DV Episode
All of them

The Dee Vee Awards was our 46th episode. Thank you for all your support.

Favorite DV Cast Member

Years on DV: 1
Favorite Vinylmation: Park 7 Philharmagic Donald

Thank you to celebrity presenter Jim Hill from JimHillMedia.com.

Red Balloon Awards

The Red Balloon Awards are one-time categories that honor special achievement in Vinylmation. They are named after the first chaser from Park series one.
Best Disney Afternoons Set
Rescue Rangers

Artist: Chris Chapman

Best 3″ Muppet

Artist: Monty Maldovan
Set: Muppets 1

Those are this year’s winners. Take note of future releases because we do it all again at our two year anniversary!

What do you think of the results?

About the author

Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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thanks for giving a chance to be heard! :) next time get me in the competition lol

John Molina
John Molina

Happy collecting


Goog luck Celeste! Love your customs!


Sorry I mean GOOD LUCK! :)

Dave A.
Dave A.

Good luck everyone. Real best 3″ muppet is Kermit park 1