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.