Cartoon Network EMEA’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network EMEA's And Sun Creature Studio's The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network EMEA’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Receives Four Emile Awards 2018 Nominations

Yesterday (8th November), the European Animation Awards board announced the nominations for the 2018 Emile Awards in Athens, Greece. The EAA board has announced that Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s and Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been nominated in four 2018 Emile Awards categories. The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has received nominations in the Best Direction – In a TV/Broadcast Production, Best Storyboard – In A TV/Broadcast Production, Best Character Animation – In a TV/Broadcast Production and Best Background & Character Design – In a TV/Broadcast Production categories.

The Emile Awards celebrates excellence in the European animation industry, nominees can range from animated shorts from independent studios to full-scale mass-media productions. The inaugural Emile Awards were held in December 2017 in Lille, France. Last year Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball received four nominations and won the award in the Best Writing in a TV/Broadcast Production category. The 2018 Emile Awards will be held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December at the Le Nouveau Siècle building complex in Lille, France.

List of all the categories with The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe nominations:

Best Direction – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ariol – Dracuriol ​ – France | ​ Hélène Friren (director)
Ella, Oscar & Hoo – Nhooël, Nhooël​​ – France | ​ Emmanuel Linderer (director)
Esther’s Notebooks – The Hundred Years War ​ – France | ​ Riad Sattouf, Mathias Varin (co-directors)
Hey Duggee – The Space Badge ​ – United Kingdom | ​ Grant Orchard (director)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg (co-directors)

Best Storyboard – In A TV/Broadcast Production

A New Kind of Magic – A Fish out of Water ​ – France | ​ Stéphane Annette (storyboard artist)
Ella, Oscar & Hoo – The Treasure Map​​ – France | ​ David Berthier (storyboard artists), Emmanuel Linderer(storyboard supervisor)
Nate is Late – The Invaders ​ – France, Australia | J ​oseph Herbelin, Jeremy Guiter (storyboard artists), Edouard Kuchiman (storyboard supervisor)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Kenneth Ladekjær, Eva Lee Wallberg (storyboard artists)
The Highway Rat​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Tim Dillnutt, Jeroen Jaspaert (storyboard artists)

Best Character Animation – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ella, Oscar & Hoo – Nhooël, Nhooël​​ – France | ​ The animation team led by Emmanuel Linderer (director) and Erik Simon (animation supervisor)
Nate is Late – The Invaders ​ – France, Australia | Matthieu Giner, Mireille Tran (co-animators)
Rolling with the Ronks! – Take it to the field ​ – France | J ean-Christophe Dessaint (animator)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel & Eva Lee Wallberg (co-animators)
The Highway Rat​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Quentin Vogel (animator) & the Triggerfish animation team

Best Background & Character Design – In a TV/Broadcast Production

Ariol – Dracuriol ​ – France | ​ Caz Murrell, François-Marc Baillet, Marc Boutavant (co-designers)
Claude – Rampaging Robots​​ – United Kingdom | ​ Angeliki Charenia (designer), the Claude art team
Esther’s Notebooks – The Hundred Years War ​ – France | ​ Charlotte Cambon de Lavalette, Caz Murrell, Tom Viguier & Riad Sattouf (co-designers)
Petit Malabar – The Greedy Algae ​ – France | ​ Bastien Dupriez, Armelle Prunier, Nelly Blumenthal, Hélène Younous, Rémi Juillet (co-designers)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ​ – Denmark | ​ Mikkel Sommer, Birk Von Brockdorff (co-designers)

Congratulations to show creators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Direction nomination; Kenneth Ladekjær and also Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Storyboard nomination, Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel and Eva Lee Wallberg for the Best Character Animation nomination and also Mikkel Sommer and Birk Von Brockdorff for the Best Background and Character Design nomination.

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2018 Nominations

Cartoon Network UK Children's BAFTAs 2018

Cartoon Network UK Children’s BAFTA 2018 Nominations

Today (22nd 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 has received a total of five nominations across five categories. Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball has received a nominations in the children’s show writing and children’s comedy categories, plus a nomination for the show’s director, the amazingly talented Mic Graves.

The animated short-form and digital series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has been given two nominations, one for Best International Children’s Show and for Best Digital Content. The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe is also produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe and animated by Sun Creature Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Alongside the new animated series, Cartoon Network has also launched an interactive adventure incorporating the series, which features an interactive map of Ivandoe’s forest and also mini-games. The Children’s BAFTA nominated interactive website was developed in collaboration with Cartoon Network and London-based game development studio – Playerthree.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at The Roundhouse in London on Sunday 25th November.

List Of All 2018 Children’s BAFTA Awards Categories With Cartoon Network Nominations:


The Amazing World Of Gumball – Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Turner/Cartoon Network
Grandpa’s Great Escape – Production Team – King Bert Productions/BBC One
Horrible Histories – Production Team – Lion Television/CBBC
So Awkward – Sally Martin, Ian Curtis, Anthony Macmurray – Channel X North/CBBC


CBBC Buzz – Andrew Swanson, Dominic Atherton, Dave Coulson – BBC Children’s in-house Productions For CBBC
Hey Duggee – The Counting Badge Production Team – Scary Beasties, BBC Studios, Studio AKA
Ivandoe: The Adventure Game – Eliana Sato, Matha Henson, Pete Everett – Turner/Playerthree
Pablo’s Art World Adventure – Grainne Mcguinness, Gavin Halpin – Paper Owl Films Ltd.


Mic Graves – The Amazing World Of Gumball – Cartoon Network
Grant Orchard – Hey Duggee – CBeebies
Beryl Richards – Joe All Alone – CBBC
Adam Tyler – What Do You Mean I Can’t Change The World? – Truetube

International Animation

The Deep – Tom Tatlor, Trent Carlson, Steven Wendland – Dhx Media, Astark Productions, Technicolor/CBBC
The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe – Christian Bøving-andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Daniel Lennard – Turner/Cartoon Network
Spongebob Squarepants – Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon Animation Studio/Nicktoons
Trollhunters – Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes – Dreamworks Animation Television/Netflix


Tom Bidwell Katy – CBBC
Helen Blakeman Hetty Feather – CBBC
Writing Team The Amazing World Of Gumball – Cartoon Network
Writing Team – Horrible Histories – CBBC

Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel

Cartoon Network UK's 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel
An article from the UK’s Daily Express (30th August 1993) about the then soon to be launched Cartoon Network Europe. (Click To View The Full Image)

Cartoon Network UK’s 25th Anniversary: A Brief History Of The Channel

Tomorrow (17th September), 25 years ago, Cartoon Network Europe commenced broadcasting, it became Europe’s first television channel dedicated to animation, the channel launched only 11 and a half months after its U.S. counterpart and just like the original U.S. version, it aired cartoons from Hanna-Barbera’s animation library, which includes all time classics such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo!, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and many more, plus the Tom and Jerry shorts from MGM.

Cartoon Network Europe’s oldest (publicly known) schedule that can be found on the internet (including TCM’s first night and CN’s first 24-hour schedule) can be found on the link below:

Cartoon Network Europe was the first version of the channel based outside the United States, a Latin American version did launch in April 1993, although that version was based at Turner’s HQ in Atlanta and to an extent, it’s still based there today. Cartoon Network USA had somewhat of a slow start, initially not every cable service carried the channel (it was available for those with a satellite dish), this wasn’t really Turner’s fault, it was just the reluctance of cable companies making long-term contracts. But when Cartoon Network launched in Europe, it took a different approach, the channel launched as a free-to-air channel available to all cable providers around the UK and Europe and anyone with a satellite dish pointing at Astra’s European satellite service. The first general manager of Cartoon Network Europe was Sue Kroll (now the Head of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Warner Bros.).

At launch, Cartoon Network Europe broadcasted between 5am and 7pm, it launched alongside and timeshared with another new channel from Turner – TNT Classic Movies, this was the precursor of TCM (Turner Classic Movies), which launched in the U.S. the following year. At launch, Cartoon Network already had rivals in the UK multichannel market, its biggest U.S. rival – Nickelodeon made it to UK shores 16 days earlier, Nickelodeon had the support of British satellite TV provider – Sky who still owns a stake in the channel today, Nickelodeon was already quite established in the U.S. and already had some original content, however, Nickelodeon had a slower but more localised approach to Cartoon Network and didn’t expand into other parts of Europe until later in the 1990’s, also Nickelodeon required a subscription to Sky’s newly launched Multichannels package.

CN’s other rival was UK-based TCC (The Children’s Channel) which was also available in the Benelux and Nordic parts of Europe and in France, it faced competition against children’s channel Canal J. It seems it was no co-incidence that Cartoon Network launched with a partial soundtrack service in French, Norwegian and Swedish, also a localised version of CN launched in the Netherlands four years later. Even though, CN was available in Europe, although it had quite a heavy UK focus as all shows were in English and mostly had UK focused advertising. In December 1996, Cartoon Network Europe became a 24-hour service, however most cable operators (as well as Sky’s analogue satellite service) continued carrying the Cartoon Network/TNT timeshare service.

Immediately after the channel’s initial launch, CN Europe was met with controversy on Continental Europe as the governments of France and Belgium prohibited cable companies from carrying Cartoon Network, as it was seen as an “invasion of American culture”, the ban was lifted. Turner’s news channel – CNN International has been broadcasting from London since 1985, so Turner already had an established base in the UK. On 26th November 1993, Cartoon Network Europe took part in “The Great International Toon-In”, where Cartoon Network USA and all six Turner-owned entertainment networks in the United States (that existed at the time), Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Europe shared a marathon schedule presented by 3D-CGI character Moxy the Dog.

After a successful launch in Europe, Cartoon Network launched in the Asia-Pacific region the following year, which means, after two years, the channel already had near global coverage. The next stage in Cartoon Network’s journey will be one that will change the course of the channel forever. Over in the United States, the now Turner-owned Hanna-Barbera animation studio set up a new studio brand – Cartoon Network Studios and started to experiment with new ideas for the channel in a brand new animation shorts programme called “World Premiere Cartoons” (later became “What A Cartoon”), What A Cartoon spawned Cartoon Network’s original Cartoon Cartoons such as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Cow and Chicken, Mike, Lu and Og, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Johnny Bravo. As years went by, Cartoon Network started to become less dependent on its classic animation archive and started to focus on more original programming, also the merger with Time Warner in the mid-1990’s further supplemented the channel with animated productions from Warner Bros. Animation, this included Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Taz-Mania, Animaniacs and the all-important post-1948 Looney Tunes shorts.

By the late 90’s, countries and regions started to have their own versions of Cartoon Network, where as the UK version (i.e. the original pan-European version) still functioned as the pan-European version of the channel up until 15th October 1999, a separate pan-European version was launched that summer which copied CN UK’s schedule (with some shows excluded and replaced), however after a couple of years, things started to differ. Also as a whole, Cartoon Network Europe started to diverge from its American counterpart in terms of presentation, by using an altered version of CN USA’s Powerhouse rebrand. All the movies from TNT were moved to a new channel – a UK version of TCM, TNT became a short-lived UK and analogue only entertainment channel.

In May 2000, Cartoon Network UK welcomed in the new millennium with a new channel that celebrates animation from the past – Boomerang (which originated from a programming block from the channel’s early days), this means Cartoon Network’s schedule was now freed up for more original shows, Cartoon Network Europe also started to make its own co-productions by partnering with European studios with new shows such as The Cramp Twins and Fat Dog Mendoza. In later years, came Robotboy, Spaced Out, Skatoony and Chop Socky Chooks. Cartoon Network UK started to air Japanese anime starting off with Dragon Ball Z, the popularity of Dragon Ball Z led to the establishment of the Toonami programming block, which led to a new channel called CNX in 2002 which targeted teenagers and young adults and featured productions from Adult Swim, action movies and Japanese anime. Less than a year later, the CNX channel was rebranded as Toonami and became more child friendly. Toonami started to move away from the action animation format and started airing live-action sitcoms, after this change, it closed a year later. In 2006, a companion channel – Cartoon Network Too launched, the channel acted as a overflow to the main CN channel and later focused on action animation, the channel also had a pre-school programming block called Cartoonito which later spawned the Cartoonito pre-school channel which launched in 2007. In 2014, Cartoon Network Too closed and Cartoon Network UK’s one-hour timeshift service – Cartoon Network +1 was reinstated.

The 2000’s decade saw an explosion of brand new animation from Cartoon Network Studios with Sheep in the Big City, Time Squad, Samurai Jack, Grim & Evil (later became The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? and Codename: Kids Next Door. In 2002, Cartoon Network introduced a brand new look called “Casillas” (Spanish for Boxes) as it was developed by design studio – Ink Apache, the rebrand was very creative and made use of existing archive footage of Cartoon Network’s animated shows.

In 2005, Cartoon Network UK (and the rest of Europe) introduced Cartoon Network USA’s “CN City” graphics package on its channel, CN City featured all of Cartoon Network’s cartoon characters living together in one city making it effectively one big crossover. The CN City era remains one of the most memorable eras on Cartoon Network and saw the launch of Foster’s Home of Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Cartoon Network’s most successful action-animation franchise – Ben 10. After CN City era, Cartoon Network UK introduced another rebrand featuring an arrow that heavily featured the logo, this era featured bumpers animated by British animation studio – Pesky. The second stage of the Arrow Era featured CGI bumpers developed by design studio – Stardust. During this time, Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack were airing on the channel.

In 2010, Cartoon Network UK introduced a fresh new graphics package known as “Check It” that helped reboot the channel for the new animation renaissance of the 2010’s, Check It is considered to be a modern adaptation of Cartoon Network’s original Checkerboard graphics package. This era saw the successful Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe first ever show – The Amazing World of Gumball, which had its world premiere on Cartoon Network UK in 2011. A high-definition version of Cartoon Network – Cartoon Network UK HD also launched in 2011. Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Steven Universe later followed with another iteration of “Check It” – Check It 3.0. Before the end of Check It 3.0. The Powerpuff Girls reboot was introduced in 2016, followed by Ben 10 later that year. In 2016, there was a short-lived Check It 4.0. rebrand that only lasted a year. In 2017, the Dimensional graphics package was introduced, which is Cartoon Network UK’s current era, during this era, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Ben 10: Challenge, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Unikitty! and Apple and Onion premiered, and next month, the channel will premiere Craig of the Creek. Coming soon in the near future another CN Studios Europe production will premiere – Elliott From Earth.,57411&dq=cartoon+network&hl=en