BAFTA Kids To Celebrate Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary With A Special Screening Event

Cartoon Network UK 25th Anniversary

BAFTA Kids To Celebrate Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary With A Special Screening Event

Next month, Cartoon Network UK will celebrate 25 years of broadcasting in the UK (and the wider pan-European area), to mark this occasion, BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) children’s division – BAFTA Kids will be hosting a special screening featuring classic episodes of Adventure Time, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball along with a brand new show from Cartoon Network Studios – Summer Camp Island – created by British animation director – Julia Pott. The screening and Q&A will take place at BAFTA’s Piccadilly headquarters in London on Saturday 29th September at 2pm.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Mic Graves, the series director of The Amazing World of Gumball. The screening and Q&A event will be presented by Nigel Clarke – the presenter of Cartoon Network UK’s Ben 10 Challenge. Tickets for the event can now be purchased on the BAFTA website (tickets can only be purchased by BAFTA members).

http://www.bafta.org/whats-on/bafta-kids-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-cartoon-network

Cartoon Network UK has announced on Twitter that Summer Camp Island and another brand new show from Cartoon Network – Craig of the Creek will premiere on the channel this Autumn!

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk

The Amazing World Of Gumball Wins Three 2018 British Animation Awards

The Amazing World Of Gumball Wins Three 2018 British Animation Awards

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.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/01/cartoon-network-british-animation-awards-2018-nominations/

http://www.britishanimationawards.com/

A list of all the winners at this year’s British Animation Awards, can be viewed on Skwigly’s website on the link below:

http://www.skwigly.co.uk/jayne-pilling-steps-down-as-director-of-british-animation-awards-baa-winners-2018/

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/gumball

Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

Skwigly Lightbox Interview With The Talent Behind The Gumball Episode The Puppets And Waiting For Gumball Animated Shorts

British online animation magazine – Skwigly met up with the talent behind the special The Amazing World of Gumball episode – “The Puppets” and the animated short puppet web-series “Waiting For Gumball” after their presentation with Cartoon Network at last year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Cartoon Network collaborated with London, UK based Blink Industries to produce both the special episode and web series. Blink Industries are known for producing the surreal horror comedy puppet webseries – Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, created by both Becky Solan and Joseph Pelling. Both Becky and Joseph worked on the special Gumball episode and were interviewed by Skwigly for an new episode of their Lightbox interview series.

Skwigly also interviewed Blink’s Simon Cartwight, who has worked as the director for “Waiting For Gumball”, Simon’s previous work includes the award-winning National Film & Television School short film “Manoman”. The Founder and Creative Director of Blink Industries – James Stevenson Bretton and Tom Stuart – Executive Producer at Blink Industries were also interviewed.

Also, featured in the latest episode of Lightbox are Ben Bocquelet, the creator of The Amazing World of Gumball and series director – Mic Graves, who talk about their experience collaborating with Blink Industries. Previous Gumball collaborative works with external studios include Studio 4°C (Japanese anime style fight scene in the episode “The Fury”), Simon Landrein and Passion Paris (Skateboarding scene in “The Ollie”) and the CRCR Collective (“Make The Most Of It” song scene in the episode “The Kids”).

http://www.skwigly.co.uk/lightbox-gumball-puppets/

Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) has uploaded five episodes from the Waiting For Gumball series onto their official YouTube channel, which can be viewed in a playlist below.