Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK The Amazing World Of Gumball Exclusive Screening Competition

Cartoon Network UK is having a competition giveaway for tickets for an exclusive screening of Cartoon Network’s BAFTA award winning show – The Amazing World of Gumball. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with three of the main people behind the production of the show – the show’s creator – Ben Bocquelet, the show’s director – Mic Graves and executive producer Sarah Fell. The screening will be held at BAFTA Piccadilly in London on Saturday 29th April at 11am, each of the three winners will receive four tickets each.

The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of the titular character – Gumball, a blue cat and his adoptive goldfish brother – Darwin, who live in the city of Elmore, a strange but wonderful town inhabited by unusual looking anthromorphic characters ranging from antlered peanuts, ghosts, bananas, clouds, robots, dinosaurs and many more. Both Gumball and Darwin live with their workaholic mother – Nicole, a lazy but loving stay-at-home rabbit dad – Richard, who often gets involved in Gumball’s mishaps and their younger and significantly smarter sister – Anais, who has a knack for problem solving, ideal for when Gumball gets into tricky and hilarious situations. The show is made by Great Marlborough Productions – Cartoon Network’s London-based animation studio and features a mix of 2D and 3D CGI characters and photographic backgrounds.

To enter the competition, just simply follow Cartoon Network UK’s Twitter account and retweet the embedded tweet below:

Competition ends Sunday 23rd April at 6pm. Competition terms and conditions: http://www.mediafire.com/file/1orhcurboj9cwhb/CNUKTweets_GumballScreeningTickets_T%26C%27s.JPG

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTA Awards 2016 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2016 Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released their nomination short lists for the 2016 BAFTA Children’s Awards. The BAFTA Children’s Awards have been running since 1996 and was created to celebrate the creative success of high quality television programming and interactive content aimed at British children. A BAFTA award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the UK media industry. This year, Cartoon Network UK has achieved five nominations including Children’s Channel Of The Year with one nomination for We Bare Bears in the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category. Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an acquired show that also airs on Cartoon Network UK, has been shortlisted in the same category and is up for the public vote.

Turner UK’s Great Marlborough Productions’ very own The Amazing World of Gumball has achieved two nominations this year for Best UK Animated Show and for Best Story Writing. Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has also been nominated in the Best International Show category.

This year, the Children’s BAFTA awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 20th November at its usual venue at The Roundhouse in London. Actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown will also be hosting the ceremony again this year.

Voting has already opened for the Favourite TV Show BAFTA Kids Vote category, please follow the link below and please vote for We Bare Bears if you like the show, also vote for your favourite video game and film. Lego Dimensions is also nominated for best video game, the game now features Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake, the game is developed by UK games studio TT Games (aka Traveller’s Tales) which is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a sister company of Turner (owners of Cartoon Network). Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also nominated for best game and is also made by TT Games.

Cartoon Network UK has been nominated for Best Children’s Channel 2016, the channel won the award in 2014, good luck to the channel’s management and team for this year’s awards.

For The Kids Vote Categories:

Please remember to vote, you are only allowed to have one vote for each category, please use it wisely and you must be between the ages of seven and fourteen to vote. In order to vote and to check out the other nominations, please follow the link below:

http://baftakids.org/vote

List of all the categories with Cartoon Network UK nominations:

Decided By BAFTA Jury

Best UK Animated Show

The Amazing World of Gumball: Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland: Turner Kids UK Team

Best International Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Best Children’s Show Storywriter

The Amazing World of Gumball – Writing Team

Decided By Public Vote

BAFTA Kids Vote: Favourite TV Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Press Release:

http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/childrens-awards-nominations-2016

BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Nominations List:

http://www.bafta.org/sites/default/files/uploads/childrensnominationslist2016.pdf

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2016

Cartoon Network At The Children's Media Conference 2016

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2016

Today (07/07/2016), was the final day of the annual Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, probably the most important annual event in the year where the British children’s media industry gather and discuss their ideas, their work and their plans for the future. Yesterday (06/07/2016), Turner (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito) along with Viacom (Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons) and Disney (Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior) ran a combined content commissioner event. Turner, Viacom and Disney are the three major players in the UK children’s pay-TV industry.

During Turner’s part of the session, Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy for Kids Channels at Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) stated that Cartoon Network is looking for more original show ideas from outside the United States, Sarah Fell (Executive Director for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball) was also there to emphasise the importance of international kids programming. The Amazing World of Gumball was used as a successful example, produced by Cartoon Network but made outside the United States which is Turner’s main and home country.

At present, there is around 20% of non-US content airing on Cartoon Network UK, 40% of Boomerang’s schedule is content from outside the United States, half of which is commissioned. Nearly 100% of the programming on Cartoonito is acquired (not counting the programming from Turner’s sister company, Warner Bros.).

Micro-formatted content is also being commissioned and Mighty Magiswords produced by Cartoon Network Studios is one example, which has evolved from an interactive choose-your-ending fifteen-second animated shorts into a full-blown 11 minute per episode show.

In terms of Turner EMEA’s current operation, the situation of the UK leaving the European Union (which still might not happen) won’t affect their operations in the short-term and they’re still committed to using the UK as a creative base and to take advantage of children’s content/animation industry tax breaks.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/blog/2016/07/06/report-commissioner-conversations-commercial-networks/

Sean Gorman, Director of Cartoon Network UK, took part in an UK/Canada content collaboration session, two countries united by a common language, history and culture, both countries also have a large animation and kids TV production industry.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/blog/2016/07/07/report-focus-canada/