The Amazing World Of Gumball Wins Three 2018 British Animation Awards
Last night (15th March) was the 2018 British Animation Awards (BAAs) at BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank in London and Cartoon Network’s animated comedy show – The Amazing World of Gumball won three awards, including “Best Children’s Series”, “Best Voice Performance” and also the “Children’s Choice” award. The British Animation Awards celebrates the very best of the British animation industry. The Amazing World of Gumball has won a total of 32 awards since premiering on Cartoon Network in 2011, the show is now in its sixth season and was Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe’s debut series. The show is produced at CN’s studio in London’s Shoreditch district.
The Amazing World of Gumball won the award for “Best Children’s Series” for the episode – “The Copycats”, in the episode, The Wattersons encounter a family that’s (almost) identical to theirs and they annoyingly mimic everything they do, the show also won the “Children’s Choice” award for the same episode.
The voice of Nicole Watterson – Teresa Gallagher has won the award for “Best Voice Performance” for her voice acting in The Amazing World of Gumball episode “The Choices”, in the episode, Nicole has a flashback to when she was younger and reflects on the decisions she has made in life, such as having a family with Richard, after looking at the other possible outcomes, she realises that she made the right decision after all.
Congratulations to show creator – Ben Bocquelet, series director – Mic Graves, voice actress – Teresa Gallagher and to the whole crew at Cartoon Network’s animation studio in London.
From The Turner UK Press Release: The Amazing World of Gumball Scoops Three British Animation Awards
Cartoon Network’s comedy show, The Amazing World of Gumball, picked up three awards last night at the British Animation Awards (BAAs), taking home ‘Best Children’s Series’, ‘Best Voice Performance’ for Teresa Gallagher’s work voicing the mother Nicole Watterson in the hit animation and the ‘Children’s Choice’ award.
The three BAA wins take the show’s tally up to a whopping 32 international awards since launch on Cartoon Network in 2011. The popular cartoon follows the misadventures of twelve-year-old Gumball and his unconventional family in the wonderful town of Elmore.
Pierre Branco, SVP Turner Northern Europe, says: “It is a great honour to see Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball recognised by the British Animation Awards. The show is homegrown in London and these awards are a huge testament to the creativity and passion of the team behind it, who make it the success it is today.”
Now in its sixth season, The Amazing World of Gumball is the debut series from the EMEA development studio based in London. The show is unique mixed media format; combining 2D and 3D animation with live action, creating a visually distinctive appeal.
Catch The Amazing World of Gumball every day at 8am and 5pm on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network British Animation Awards 2018 Nominations
Today (17/01/2017), the British Animation Awards has released their nominations list for this year’s awards, with Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball receiving two nominations and Boomerang’s The Happos Family also receiving one nomination. The British Animation Awards celebrates excellence in the British animation industry from over the past year, the awards not only put the production of the artwork under consideration but also other aspects of production including storywriting, voice acting and music.
The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated for “Best Children’s Series”, specifically for the episode – “The Copycats”, in this episode, The Wattersons encounter a family that’s (almost) identical to theirs and they copy everything they do. In 2016, The Amazing World of Gumball won the Best Children’s Series award for the episode – “The Shell”. The voice of Nicole Watterson – Teresa Gallagher has been nominated for “Best Voice Performance” for her voice acting in The Amazing World of Gumball episode “The Choices”, in the episode, Nicole has a flashback to when she was a child to find out whether meeting her childhood sweetheart and marrying her future husband – Richard was the right choice. Despite living with a chaotic family, it actually turns out that she made the right decision after all.
Boomerang’s short form animated series – The Happos Family has been nominated for Best Short Form Original Content for the episode “Jet Pack”, the animated series is produced by Cornwall-based animation studio – Spider Eye.
The British Animation Awards is now in its 22nd year, this year’s awards will be held at BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank in London on 15th March.
The full nomination list for the 2018 British Animation Awards is published on Skwigly’s website, and can be accessed on the link below:
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below: