Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2016 Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released their nomination short lists for the 2016 BAFTA Children’s Awards. The BAFTA Children’s Awards have been running since 1996 and was created to celebrate the creative success of high quality television programming and interactive content aimed at British children. A BAFTA award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the UK media industry. This year, Cartoon Network UK has achieved five nominations including Children’s Channel Of The Year with one nomination for We Bare Bears in the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category. Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an acquired show that also airs on Cartoon Network UK, has been shortlisted in the same category and is up for the public vote.

Turner UK’s Great Marlborough Productions’ very own The Amazing World of Gumball has achieved two nominations this year for Best UK Animated Show and for Best Story Writing. Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has also been nominated in the Best International Show category.

This year, the Children’s BAFTA awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 20th November at its usual venue at The Roundhouse in London. Actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown will also be hosting the ceremony again this year.

Voting has already opened for the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category, please follow the link below and please vote for We Bare Bears if you like the show, also vote for your favourite video game and film. Lego Dimensions is also nominated for best video game, the game now features Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake, the game is developed by UK games studio TT Games (aka Traveller’s Tales) which is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a sister company of Turner (owners of Cartoon Network). Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also nominated for best game and is also made by TT Games.

Cartoon Network UK has been nominated for Best Children’s Channel 2016, the channel won the award in 2014, good luck to the channel’s management and team for this year’s awards.

For The Kids Vote Categories:

Please remember to vote, you are only allowed to have one vote for each category, please use it wisely and you must be between the ages of seven and fourteen to vote. In order to vote and to check out the other nominations, please follow the link below:

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

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Press Release:

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Nominations List:

Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

Cartoon Network Studios Launches New Website

The animation production division of Cartoon Network – Cartoon Network Studios has launched its very own website. The new website lists animation job advertisements ranging from background artists to character designers. The new site also has a section for animation students to apply for an internship to gain experience at the Burbank, California based studio. Students on the internship programme will get the opportunity to work with Cartoon Network’s top talent and work on the several aspects and stages of cartoon production.

On the new site there’s also a section listing the different shows currently in production, including Regular Show, Ben 10, We Bare Bears and many others. There’s a news section too, with links to people’s stories about their time working at the studio and also advice from Steven Universe creator – Rebecca Sugar for aspiring animation artists.

The website’s graphics is based on the channel’s branding featuring looping animations of its famous cartoon characters, gradients and patterns (hover over the different sections of the Cartoon Network logo on the homepage for links and random animations), the website is visually appealing and is an interactive piece of art, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Please note: The Amazing World of Gumball is not listed on the site as production is handled by Cartoon Network Studios’ European sister studio – Great Marlborough Productions based in London, UK. For animation jobs relating to The Amazing World of Gumball, please follow the link below, the blog is updated as soon as there are new job vacancies:

Adventure Time To End In 2018

Adventure Time To End In 2018

Adventure Time To End In 2018

Today (29/09/2016), Cartoon Network has announced that one of their biggest shows – Adventure Time, is going to end. Not to worry, the show is not ending immediately, it will end in 2018 which is still some time away. At the end of its run of eight years, Adventure Time will have a total of nine full seasons, only beating Regular Show by one season. At the end of the show’s run, a total of 71 hours worth of episodes would of have been produced by Adventure Time’s production team.

The show is known for its multitude of lovable and funny characters and the massive world of The Land of Ooo (with a variety of places like the Candy Kingdom, The Nightosphere, Lumpy Space etc.) enabled the show to create several stories because the show was only limited to the imagination of show’s writers. Finn and Jake – the show’s protagonists have taken the show’s viewers on loads of adventures, with heart pounding action scenes and plenty of laughs along the way. The show has been a success worldwide and has aired not only on Cartoon Network but also on numerous other channels from around the world including CITV (also on main network ITV on Saturday mornings) in the UK, Gulli in France, Chilevision in Chile and Nickelodeon in Germany.

In the run up to the show’s end in 2018, there will be new half-hour episodes and specials, also a feature length Adventure Time movie is currently in production with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Adventure Time is the longest running show in Cartoon Network Studios’ history, so far the show has won six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards and two Children BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). With Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time ending, this marks the end of an era on Cartoon Network, a channel that is constantly evolving, originally emerging from a single animation archive channel in the United States launched in 1992 to the international animation powerhouse and broadcaster its known today.

Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network made this statement regarding Adventure Time’s achievement of being one of the most successful children’s television shows in a generation:

“Adventure Time changed the definition of what a kids’ TV series could be, and it’s had a resounding impact upon popular culture around the world. Cartoon Network Studios is proud to have brought together this group of brilliant artists and animators who helped make Adventure Time one of the most critically acclaimed TV series of a generation.”

Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator, commented that the show’s crew have put a lot of passion and enthusiasm during the production of Adventure Time:

“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories. We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”

In Much More Happier News:

Cartoon Network Games has launched its “I See Ooo” virtual reality app in the UK today, for more information please follow the link below:

As a reminder, Cartoon Network USA will be premiering a brand new Cartoon Network Original show tonight – Mighty Magiswords at 6.30pm ET/PT.