Avatar, Foster’s & Peppa Win at Cartoons on the Bay
An original sweet and sad story told with an interesting, mixed-media style, which highlights a disabled boys plight and his mother_s unwavering faith and love.
Short Film, 12, Ireland, 2004
Author: Jackie Mac Donnacha
Direction: Nora Twomey
Production: Cartoon Saloon
Distribution: Network Television Ireland
Pulcinella Award for the Best Character of the Year
BLOO (FOSTER_S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS)
Pure animation. He succeeds as the ultimate in simplicity. A simple and yet expressive character, who may be small, but is big on personality.
TV Series, 22, USA, 2004
Technique: Computer 2D
Author: Craig McCracken
Animation: Sandra Benenati
Direction: Craig McCracken
Production: Cartoon Network Studios
Distribution: Warner Bros TV Italia
Pulcinella Award For the Best TV Series
AVATAR, THE LAST AIRBENDER
For its overall quality and integrity, and the potential that the series promises for numerous and exciting episodes.
Author: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante Di Martino
Animation: JM Animation Co.
Direction: David Filoni
Pulcinella Award for the Best European Program
For being light but not superficial! _Peppa Pig_ is a European program, which is so well crafted and the charming main character so universally appealing, that it crosses all borders.
Technique: Computer D, Cel Action 2D
Author: Mark Baker, Neville Astley
Animation: Joris Van Hulzen
Direction: Mark Baker, Neville Astley
Production: Astley Baker Davies
Distribution: Contender Entertainment Group
DIBO THE GIFT DINOSAUR
For using CG in an innovative way to give knitted handicraft characters a unique texturized look and CG a new warmth. Plus, the jury found this show_s color palette stunning.
TV Series, 11, South Korea, 2005
Technique: Computer 3D
Author: Aidan Hockey, Hye-jung Jang
Animation: James Joo
Direction: Jee-hee Woo
Production: Ocon Inc
Distribution: Ocon Inc
A LOVELY DAY
For its beautiful, sensitive script, which shows the optimism, humor and love in a familys every day chaos.
Short Film, 5, Germany, 2004
Technique: Disegno, Computer 3D
Author: Jacky Gleich, Bruno Blume
Animation and Production: Motion Works
Direction: Olaf Ulbricht
Distribution: Bavaria Media Television
P.O.P. PACE OF PEACE
For being such an ambitious undertaking bringing together both Palestinian and Israeli youth and multiple Italian studios for a meaningful and worthy cause peace in the Middle East. Also there should be a special nod toward Luca Raffaelli and I Castelli Animati for expanding the boundaries of a festival_s reach beyond our animation community.
Short Film, 8_, Italy, 2004
Technique: Mixed Techniques
Author: Gli Studenti della Scuola Secondaria Alsadiya, Qalqilia, Gli Studenti del Liceo Aviv, Raanana (Israele)
Animation: The Animation Band, A&M, de Mas & Partners, Studio Fusako Yusaki, Graphilm, Green Movie Animation, Studio Matita Animata, Mnogo Film, Proxima, Rainbow, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Stranemani
Artistic Direction and Script: Luca Raffaelli, Attilio Valenti
Production: Ufficio per la Pace a Gerusalemme del Comune di Roma, Castelli Animati, Municipalità di Qalqilia e di Raanana
The International Jury of the 9th Pulcinella Awards International TV Cartoons Competition was composed of Raoul Servais (director, Belgium) as president of the jury, Meredith Metz (svp, creative affairs, Walt Disney Television Animation, U.S.), Irene Wellershoff (head of childrens and youth fiction, ZDF, Germany), Heather Kenyon (senior director of development original animation, Cartoon Network, U.S.), Maria Mussi Bollini (childrens programs, Rai Tre, Italy).