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.

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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:

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2016/childrens

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:

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Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016 Overview

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016 Overview

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London October 2016 Overview

MCM Comic Con London October 2016 was full of fun and interesting events, so here’s a summary of everything Cartoon Network related that happened at the popular Comic Book, Animation, TV Show and Movies convention this weekend (28/10/2016 – 30/10/2016).

The Adventure Time: An Ooo Experience interactive game was on display at the Cartoon Network booth next to the Inflatable Ice Mountain, this was another chance for people to play the game, many brave adventurers fought off the Nightosphere to make sure the Candy Kingdom is a safe place again.

There were exclusive MCM Comic Con Adventure Time Tour T-shirts too.

Japanese fashion house Galaxxxy was at the convention to show off their range of Adventure Time clothing, Cartoon Network UK is currently having a competition (ends Sunday 30th October at 11pm) for Adventure Time fans to win an MCM Comic Con exclusive Adventure Time Galaxxxy T-Shirt, to enter the competition just retweet the tweet below:

http://galaxxxy.joe-inter.co.jp/

The Forbidden Planet stand were giving away free Adventure Time keyrings at the convention.

Saturday was Cartoon Network’s main day at the convention, there were Q&A panels for two of Cartoon Network’s biggest shows: Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, this was an opportunity to ask Kent Osborne (Head Writer for Adventure Time) and Ben Bocquelet (Creator of The Amazing World of Gumball) and Mic Graves (Series Director for The Amazing World of Gumball) questions, during the two sessions, lucky fans got to see a never-before-seen episode of The Amazing World of Gumball and they also found out about a few storywriting secrets in Adventure Time.

Cartoon fans were dressed up as some of their favourite cartoon characters, Wirt and Greg made an appearance at the convention!

Kid reviewers Hag, Con and Bex interviewed Kent Osbourne (Head Writer for Adventure Time) and they even suggested an Adventure Time spin-off series:

http://www.kidzcoolit.com/reviews/fun_games/hag-con-talk-ooo-and-spin-off-ideas-with-adventure-time-writer-kent-osborne.php

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2016/10/20/cartoon-networks-adventure-time-and-the-amazing-world-of-gumball-head-to-comic-con/