Cartoon Network To Attend Manimation Animation Gathering In Manchester, UK On 12th November

Cartoon Network To Attend Manimation Animation Gathering In Manchester, UK On 12th November

Cartoon Network To Attend Manimation Animation Gathering In Manchester, UK On 12th November

On the day before Manchester Animation Festival 2018 (runs from 13th to 15th November) on Monday 12th November, there will be a one-day UK animation gathering event called Manimation that will be held at the Manchester Technology Centre. Attending the event will be two representatives from Cartoon Network’s owner – Turner: Simon Dean, Creative Director Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Richard Kinning, Director of Creative for Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics), both will be available for one-to-one meetings during the event. The event will also be attended by representatives from the BBC (CBBC and CBeebies), Viacom (Milkshake! and Nickelodeon) and children’s content distributors – Cake Entertainment and eOne. For Manimation’s sixth edition, there’s a special focus on inviting experts from creative, advertising and corporate agencies.

The event is organised by the same team behind The Children’s Media Conference, which is one of the most important events for the British children’s media industry, the conference is held in Sheffield every year. Manimation is supported by National Lottery funds awarded to ScreenSkills from the British Film Institute to deliver its Future Film Skills programme. Event visitors will be able to use Children’s Media Conference’s brand new and unique advance booking system – Meeting Mojo, which allows them to create a profile of themselves before meeting other people at the event. Tickets cost £75 (inc. VAT), to find out more about Manimation or to buy a ticket, visit

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Today (24th October), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), has announced their nominations for this year’s Children’s BAFTA Awards. This year, Cartoon Network (also includes Boomerang) has received a total of six nominations across five categories. The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated again in the Animation category and also in the Writing category, so far, The Amazing World of Gumball has won eight BAFTAs. Cartoon Network UK has been nominated in the Kids Channel Of The Year category for this year’s awards, the channel won the award in 2014. Cartoon Network’s virtual reality mobile app – Adventure Time: I See Ooo has been nominated in the Interactive category. In the Short Form content category, Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying initiative – Buddy Network and Boomerang’s The Happos Family have been nominated.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at The Roundhouse in London, on Sunday 26th November and will be hosted by actor, writer and comedian – Doc Brown.

List Of All 2017 Children’s BAFTA Awards Categories With Cartoon Network Nominations:


The Amazing World Of Gumball

Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network

Revolting Rhymes

Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Shaun The Sheep

Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak – Aardman Animations/CBBC

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Production Team – Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network





Adventure Time “I See Ooo”
Antonio Grasso, Ben Trewhella, Anil Glendinning – Turner

The Gruffalo Spotter
Development Team – Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios

Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman – Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide

Virry VR
Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler – Fountain Digital Labs

Short Form

Cartoon Network Buddy Network
Daniel Fuller, Simon Dean, Charles Battrick – Turner/Cartoon Network

The Happos Family
Patricia Hidalgo, Richelle Wilder, Erica Darby – Turner/Boomerang

Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids

Share A Story 2016
Production Team – CITV/CITV


Adam Tyler
Screwball! – TrueTube

Joe Williams
Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe – CBBC

Paul Rose, Luc Skyz, Mikis Michaelides
4 O’Clock Club – CBBC

Writing Team
The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network

A list of all the categories and nominations for the 2017 Children’s BAFTA awards can be viewed via the link below:

BAFTA Press Release: