Cartoon Network UK BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominations

BAFTA Kids' Vote

Yesterday (21/10/2014), it was announced that Cartoon Network UK was shortlisted for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Children’s Award in the Children’s Channel of the Year category. Cartoon Network UK has also been nominated for the Best Children’s Website of the Year award.

But those weren’t the only nominations!, The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated in four different categories: Best Animated Show in 2014, BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Show), for Best Writing Staff and Blue-Zoo Productions has also been nominated for their work on the Gumball Song promo in the Children’s Short Form category. Blue-Zoo has also been nominated in the Independent Production Company category, and has worked with Cartoon Network in the past on several occasions.

Adventure Time has been nominated in the best international show category, Mixels has been nominated in the interactive category, also in the BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Show) category is Regular Show.

Also Cartoon Network’s sister company, Warner Bros. has been nominated for The Lego Movie for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Film in 2014), BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Game in 2014) and Best Feature Film categories.

If you are aged between 7-14, there is a public vote for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote categories, you have a freedom of choice on what you can vote for, but if you can, make sure to vote for Cartoon Network related nominations. 😉

The BAFTA Children’s Awards ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse in London, on Sunday 23rd November and will be hosted by Doc Brown.

BAFTA Kids’ Awards Vote:
http://www.baftakidsvote.org/

You can view all of the BAFTA Children’s Awards categories here:
http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/childrens

BAFTA Press Release:
http://www.bafta.org/press/nominations-announced-british-academy-childrens-awards-in-2014,386,SNS.html

Dish Network In USA Dropped Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang

It has been announced today that Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang (including some other Turner Broadcasting System channels) have been dropped on Dish Network, both Dish and Turner have been trying to negotiate a fair price for the channels, it’s not known how close they are in reaching a deal. The Dish Network/Turner carriage deal expired yesterday (20/10/2014) and the contract was up for renewal.

From the Press Release:

“Despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network, and they have unilaterally decided to pull CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang off the air upon the expiration of our current deal.

Turner has worked diligently for months to come to a fair agreement including multiple extensions and compromises, and it’s unfortunate that Dish is once again operating in a disruptive manner that takes away networks and programming from their customers. We are hopeful our counterparts will return to the negotiating table, and we’ll get a deal completed.”

https://pressroom.turner.com/us/cartoon-network/turner-broadcasting-responds-dispute-dish-network
https://twitter.com/CartoonNetPR/status/524445250023329793
http://dishstandsforyou.com/

Dr. Dimensionpants Premiered Today On Cartoon Network Germany And Cartoon Network Poland

A new show called Dr. Dimensionpants premiered today (20/10/2014) on both Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland.

The show is about a kid named Kyle Lipton, who discovers an inter-dimensional portal and a pair of glowing pants, he then develops his new alter-ego “Dr. Dimensionpants”, a super-hero with a that has to deal with the constant threat of inter-dimensional villains that want to destroy the Universe! (or in other words, just his hometown).