44th Annie Awards Nominations Shortlist

44th Annie Awards Nominations Shortlist

44th Annie Awards Nominations Shortlist

ASIFA-Hollywood has released their nominations shortlist for the 44th Annie Awards. The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation, an Annie Award is a highly regarded accolade for excellence in the field of animation.

According to the shortlist, Cartoon Network has been awarded four nominations, three for the special stop-motion episode of Adventure Time – Bad Jubies (Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children, Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production and Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production) and one for the Long Live The Royals episode called “Punk Show” (Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production).

The Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production award was nominated specifically for Kirsten Lepore for her work as director on the Adventure Time: Bad Jubies special. The Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production was nominated specifically for Jason Kolowski for his Production Design work on the Adventure Time: Bad Jubies special.

The 44th Annie Awards will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California on Saturday 4th February 2017.

List of all of Cartoon Network’s 2016 Annie Awards Nominations

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children

Adventure Time – Episode: Bad Jubies – Bix Pix Entertainment, Cartoon Network Studios, Frederator Studios

Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Adventure Time – Episode: Bad Jubies – Cartoon Network Studios – Director: Kirsten Lepore

Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Adventure Time – Episode: Bad Jubies – Bix Pix Entertainment, Cartoon Network Studios, Frederator Studios – Production Design: Jason Kolowski

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Long Live the Royals – Episode: Punk Show – Cartoon Network Studios

Warner Bros. (sister company of Turner, the owners of Cartoon Network) has been nominated for two awards, one for the 3D CGI motion picture – Storks (Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production) by Warner Animation Group and another one for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production) by Warner Bros. Animation.

The Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production was nominated specifically for Katie Crown for her voice acting work as the voice of Tulip in the movie. The Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production award was nominated specifically for composers Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis and Michael McCuistion.

A full list of all the 44th Annie Awards nominations can be viewed on the link below:

http://annieawards.org/nominees/

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:

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Infinity Train New Cartoon Network Studios Pilot

Cartoon Network USA has uploaded another new animated pilot today (02/11/2016) onto YouTube called Infinity Train. In Infinity Train, the main protagonist, Tulip, must learn to set her personal interests aside to make her way through a mysterious train and help the king of all corgis save his people. Tulip is aided and accompanied by her robot friend – One-One. Infinity Train as the name implies is a train that goes on forever and each carriage has different world or/and theme, if this show is greenlit there’s a lot of potential for story ideas.

Judging from the short, it’s similar to the Adventure Time episode “Dungeon Train” but with the randomness and surrealness of Regular Show and has an Over The Garden Wall feel too as the main character is trapped in a strange environment.

Infinity Train is created, written and storyboarded by Regular Show’s Owen Dennis, with Over The Garden Wall’s Nick Cross working as Art Director. According to YouTube comments on the pilot’s video so far, viewers reception has been positive, but ultimately it’s Cartoon Network’s decision whether they wish to greenlight the show (same with Victor & Valentino), either as a short-form series on the Cartoon Network Anything app or as an animated series.

http://www.cartoonnetworkstudios.com