Cartoon Network UK 2016 Childrens BAFTA Press Release

Cartoon Network UK 2016 Childrens BAFTA Press Release
The Amazing World of Gumball’s creator Ben Bocquelet with show director Mic Graves and writer Joe Parham

Cartoon Network UK 2016 Childrens BAFTA Press Release

Cartoon Network UK has posted their own press release regarding their three Children’s BAFTA wins on Sunday (20/11/2016), so far, Cartoon Network have won a total of thirteen Children’s BAFTAs to date. We Bare Bears winning best international TV show was an remarkable achievement, especially as the category was full of tough competition, with likes of Australian teen-drama Nowhere Boys, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Nick Jr’s/CBeebies’ Peter Rabbit.

The Amazing World of Gumball had to compete against Shaun the Sheep, Stick Man and Disney XD’s Counterfeit Cat for best British animated show. Since its world premiere on Cartoon Network UK in 2011, The Amazing World of Gumball has won an amazing total of eight Children’s BAFTAs.

From The Turner UK Press Release

A whopping three awards for the top kids channel with We Bare Bears named Best International show and The Amazing World of Gumball; Best Writer and Best Animation.

UK-produced The Amazing World of Gumball was the big winner at last night’s (20/11/2016) Children’s BAFTA Awards scooping Best Writer and Best Animation and elevating the popular comedy cartoon’s all-time total BAFTA tally to eight. And Cartoon Network didn’t stop there with a win for hilarious cartoon, We Bare Bears in the Best International show category.

We Bare Bears charts the adventures of three adoptive bear brothers as they attempt to integrate as humans in the big city. The series beat off stiff competition in the international category from Nowhere Boys, SpongeBob SquarePants and Peter Rabbit. The Amazing World of Gumball, which follows the antics of blue cat Gumball Watterson and his adoptive goldfish brother Darwin, was up against the likes of Shaun the Sheep, Stick Man and Disney XD’s Counterfeit Cat.

Ian McDonough, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Turner, Northern Europe, says: “What an incredibly successful evening for Cartoon Network! The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears are shining examples of everything Cartoon Network stands for – funny, irreverent and unique shows that appeal the world over. We are so proud of their success and it’s an honour to see that recognised at the British Academy Children’s Awards.”

Rapper Doc Brown hosted the ceremony which took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, London with long-time favourites, The Powerpuff Girls putting in a surprise appearance on the red carpet much to the delight of waiting fans.

These latest accolades bring Cartoon Network’s award-wins to 13 this year alone.

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Cartoon Network Wins Three 2016 Childrens BAFTA Awards

Last night (20/11/2016) at the Roundhouse Theatre in London was the 2016 Children’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards and Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won two awards; one for best British animated show and one for best children’s television show writing! Congratulations to Ben Bocquelet and to all of the production team that work on the show, including animators, writers, producers and voice actors. Cartoon Network UK lost out to CBeebies for best UK children’s channel, but congratulations for being nominated anyway.

We Bare Bears also won the award for best international children’s show, congratulations to Daniel Chong and his team at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Lego Dimensions won the award for best children’s video game and the special award was awarded to Peter Western known for his animation work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Warner Bros’s Space Jam and The Snowman and The Snowdog.

Congratulations to everyone who won a BAFTA award last night and to anyone who was nominated at this year’s Children’s BAFTA awards!

To see all of the 2016 BAFTA Children’s Awards nominations and winners, please click the link below:

Here’s a selection of tweets from The Amazing World of Gumball’s production and voice acting team when they found out that the show won two BAFTA’s:

Daniel Chong, the creator of We Bare Bears was extremely happy when he found out that the show won a BAFTA for best international kids show:

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

This year, Cartoon Network UK has won two gold-level Promax UK Awards in the Best Direct Response Promo Kids and Best Sponsorship Package categories. The PromaxBDA UK Awards is an annual event to celebrate the very best of what the British creative television marketing, promotion, branding & design industry has to offer. The PromaxBDA UK 2016 awards ceremony took place on Friday 4th November at Here East at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The “Best Direct Response Promo Kids” gold award was awarded to Cartoon Network UK’s 2015 Ice King Christmas Countdown, every day during December on the run-up to Christmas, the Ice King from Adventure Time was up to mischief; he attempted to ruin the festive season, either by stealing presents or by annoying Christmas carol singers. Cartoon Network UK ran an running news report/competition for kids to report what on the Ice King done each day in exchange for an award, everyday a different prize was given away.

Video of all of the Ice King’s crimes during Christmas 2015:

Eventually, the Ice King felt really sorry for what he did, so he became a “Nice” king and had a big prize giveaway.

Cartoon Network UK won the gold “Best Sponsorship Package” award for its Weetabix Weetabuddies sponsors Breakfast Funnies campaign. Each sponsorship ident features different Weetabuddy characters (made up of a Weetabix block, nuts and fruit) in a cereal bowl telling funny jokes or acting in funny situations. Cartoon Network UK also made Weetabuddy versions of Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog, Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show’s Rigby and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls. The purpose of the campaign is to educate kids the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, the campaign was also used in conjunction with Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative.

Turner UK also won a silver award in the “Best Sponsorship Package” category for its What’s on TV sponsors Christmas on TCM campaign last year and also a bronze award in the “Best Print Based Ad or Poster” category for TruTV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race: May Contain Nuts advertising campaign

BAFTA Kids Awards Tonight!

Tonight (20/11/2016) is one of the most important nights of the year for the British children’s entertainment industry, the 2016 Children’s BAFTA awards will be held at The Roundhouse in London. As a reminder, below is a list of all the nominations awarded to Cartoon Network; awards include Favourite TV Show (BAFTA Kids Vote award) and channel of the year.

List of all the categories with Cartoon Network UK nominations:

Decided By BAFTA Jury

Best UK Animated Show

The Amazing World of Gumball: Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland: Turner Kids UK Team

Best International Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Best Children’s Show Storywriter

The Amazing World of Gumball – Writing Team

Decided By Public Vote

BAFTA Kids Vote: Favourite TV Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Full list of all the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Nominations