Cartoon Network At Animation Dingle Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Animation Dingle Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Animation Dingle Festival 2018

Tomorrow (23rd March) is the first day of Animation Dingle 2018, a yearly animation festival in Dingle, Ireland. Every year, artists and animators, animation industry leaders and broadcasting executives get together to celebrate the very best of animated content from Ireland, Europe and around the world with a series of conferences, award ceremonies and screenings. The festival is now in its sixth year and will run from Friday 23rd March to Saturday 24th March.

Zia Bales, Senior Acquisitions Manager, Turner EMEA Kids (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Cartoonito) will be taking part in the festival as a judge for a cartoon pitch competition called “The Big Pitcher”, which will involve six animation students presenting their animation idea to a panel of leading industry experts. The winner be offered a 6-month paid internship at Irish animation studio – JAM Media and also a free Festival Pass to the Cartoon Springboard pitching event which will be held on Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th December 2018 in Valenciennes, France.

The Amazing World of Gumball executive producer – Sarah Fell will also be judging this year’s International Student Animation Awards at the festival. The awards ceremony celebrates and rewards the best animation work produced by students in Ireland and from around the world, in categories covering everything from 2D animation, stopmotion, 3D CGI and even storywriting and music.

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2017 Nominations

Today (24th October), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), has announced their nominations for this year’s Children’s BAFTA Awards. This year, Cartoon Network (also includes Boomerang) has received a total of six nominations across five categories. The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated again in the Animation category and also in the Writing category, so far, The Amazing World of Gumball has won eight BAFTAs. Cartoon Network UK has been nominated in the Kids Channel Of The Year category for this year’s awards, the channel won the award in 2014. Cartoon Network’s virtual reality mobile app – Adventure Time: I See Ooo has been nominated in the Interactive category. In the Short Form content category, Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying initiative – Buddy Network and Boomerang’s The Happos Family have been nominated.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at The Roundhouse in London, on Sunday 26th November and will be hosted by actor, writer and comedian – Doc Brown.

List Of All 2017 Children’s BAFTA Awards Categories With Cartoon Network Nominations:


The Amazing World Of Gumball

Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network

Revolting Rhymes

Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One

Shaun The Sheep

Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak – Aardman Animations/CBBC

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Production Team – Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network





Adventure Time “I See Ooo”
Antonio Grasso, Ben Trewhella, Anil Glendinning – Turner

The Gruffalo Spotter
Development Team – Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios

Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman – Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide

Virry VR
Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler – Fountain Digital Labs

Short Form

Cartoon Network Buddy Network
Daniel Fuller, Simon Dean, Charles Battrick – Turner/Cartoon Network

The Happos Family
Patricia Hidalgo, Richelle Wilder, Erica Darby – Turner/Boomerang

Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord – Aardman Animations/Sky Kids

Share A Story 2016
Production Team – CITV/CITV


Adam Tyler
Screwball! – TrueTube

Joe Williams
Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe – CBBC

Paul Rose, Luc Skyz, Mikis Michaelides
4 O’Clock Club – CBBC

Writing Team
The Amazing World of Gumball – Cartoon Network

A list of all the categories and nominations for the 2017 Children’s BAFTA awards can be viewed via the link below:

BAFTA Press Release:

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late August 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late August 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late August 2017

Nigel Clarke Named As Presenter For Ben 10 Challenge (UK Version)

Cartoon Network UK’s upcoming game show based on Ben 10 – Ben 10 Challenge is well into production in Madrid, Spain and will air on the Cartoon Network UK TV channel sometime in the Autumn. Television presenter – Nigel Clarke has been named as the presenter of the UK version of the gameshow. Nigel has a wealth of experience on television and has done presenting work for CBBC, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon and has recently presented some BAFTA Kids events in London too, including the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Hands of Time UK premiere screening and a special screening for The Amazing World of Gumball with Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves and Sarah Fell.

More information about Ben 10 Challenge on the link below:

New Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe Dimensional Toon Toon Promo

Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe (the version of Cartoon Network that broadcasts to Russia, Bulgaria, the Baltics and the Balkans) is now airing a brand new promo for its multi-show Toon Toon programming block, the promo features 3D CGI with some elements from the Dimensional rebrand package and features Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Dr Dimensionpants, Scooby and Shaggy and Dexter. The use of Dimensional in the promo could mean the channel will rebrand (or partly rebrand) soon.

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe To Be Ad-Supported In Hungary From October

Following news of the projected launch of the Czech soundtrack and Czech Republic ad opt-out on Cartoon Network CEE on 1st September, Boomerang in Hungary will also be ad-supported from October. Ad sales will be handled by Turner’s ad sales partner in Hungary – Atmedia.