We Bare Bears Wins 2018 Annie Award For Best Animated Television Production For Children
Last night (03/02/2018), was the 2018 Annie Awards which was held at Royce Hall at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears won an award for “Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children”, more specifically, the show won the award for the episode “Panda’s Art”. The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor exceptional animated productions and also 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.
In the episode “Panda’s Art”, Panda paints a picture of Charlie, an art curator is impressed by Panda’s work and want the painting as part of an exhibit, but there’s one problem, Charlie now has the painting, leaving Panda in the awkward situation of taking back a gift from a friend. The same episode was also previewed at the We Bare Bears screening event at BAFTA Piccadilly in London, UK in October last year.
Congratulations to the show’s creator – Daniel Chong and to the show’s production crew for winning the award, although the after party was somewhat low-key, at least Daniel had Ice Bear for company. 😀
It was also a fantastic night for Adult Swim – Cartoon Network USA’s night-time young adult entertainment programming block won five awards, more specifically for Rick and Morty and Samurai Jack.
Rick and Morty won the “Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production” award for the episode “Pickle Rick”, also Rick and Morty episode writers Ryan Ridley and Dan Guterman won an award for “Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” for the episode “The Ricklantis Mixup”.
Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has won three personal achievement awards, Craig Kellman won an award for “Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production” category for his work on episode “XCVI”, Scott Wills won an award for “Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” for episode “XCIII” and Paul Douglas won an award for “Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production” for episodes “XCIII”, “XCIV” and “XCIX”.
A list of this year’s winners can be viewed on the Annie Awards website: