The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the 4th AnnualBAFTA Children's Awards. The Awards "honour the variety, richness andexcellence of British television for the young audience." This year'sAnimation category nominees are: THE BEAR (Channel 4/TV Cartoons Ltd.),BYBS (S4C/Griffilms), THE FIRST SNOW OF WINTER (BBC1/Hibbert RalphEntertainment), and SPOT (BBC1/King Rollo Films). Additionally, two of thefour nominees for the Children's Feature Film are animated: A BUG'S LIFE(Pixar/Disney) and THE RUGRATS MOVIE (Nickelodeon/Klasky-Csupo). The awardsceremony will be held Sunday, November 7, 1999 at the Park Land Hilton inCentral London.
THE BEAR was featured, with a QuickTime movie clip and more, in "The OscarShort List" in the April 1999 issue of Animation World Magazine.