'Gumball', 'Snowman' Receive BAFTA Nominations

Critically acclaimed 2D/3D hybrid series The Amazing World of Gumball is nominated for two awards, alongside Strange Hill High and holiday specials Room on the Broom and The Snowman and The Snowdog, dedicated to the memory of animator John Coates.

'The Amazing World of Gumball'

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children's Awards, given to top children's TV shows, films, games and presenters. The winners of all categories will be announced on Sunday, November 24, 2013.

Live-action fantasy series Wolfblood leads the field with four nominations, while animated preschool series Peppa Pig stands out with three nominations. 

The critically acclaimed 2D/3D hybrid series, The Amazing World of Gumball, produced by London-based Cartoon Network Studio Europe, is up for two awards in the Writer and Animation categories. In the Animation category, Gumball is up against Strange Hill High and holiday specials Room on the Broom and The Snowman and The Snowdog.

'The Snowman and The Snowdog'

The Snowman and The Snowdog is a charming adventure created by the team behind the original short film, The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs' iconic children's book. Full of humor and warmth, The Snowman and The Snowdog reunites viewers with The Snowman and introduces his new best friend, The Snowdog — complete with odd socks for ears and a satsuma for a nose. The film was written and directed by Hilary Audus and written and art directed by Joanna Harrison, both of whom worked as animators on the original film. Producers are Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding. The sequel is dedicated to the late John Coates, who produced the original The Snowman and was instrumental in getting the new film into production. 

The other preschool Animation contenders are OctonautsTimmy Time and Sarah and Duck.

The Academy competition’s nominees for Feature Film are Wreck-It Ralph, ParaNorman, Brave and Life of Pi. Also announced is the opening of the BAFTA Kids’ Vote, which invites children to vote online at baftakidsvote.org for their favorite nominees in several categories. In Feature Film, animated hits Monsters University, Wreck-It Ralph, The Croods and Despicable Me 2 are up against Man of Steel, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness. In Television, Gumball and Phineas and Ferb are the lone animated nominees.

See below for the full list of nominations:

ANIMATION sponsored by Toon Boom
The Amazing World of Gumball
Room on the Broom
The Snowman and the Snowdog
Strange Hill High

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR
Cartoon Network
CBeebies
Cyw
Disney Junior

COMEDY
DNN
Fit
Hackertime
Horrible Histories

DRAMA
The Dumping Ground
Stepping Up
Wizards vs Aliens
Wolfblood

ENTERTAINMENT
Help! My Supply Teacher Is Still Magic
Horrible Histories: Gory Games
Officially Amazing
Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-up

FACTUAL
Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom
My Life - Breaking Free
Newsround: Hard Times
Operation Ouch

FEATURE FILM
Brave (PG)
Life of Pi (PG)
ParaNorman (PG)
Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

GAME
Animal Crossing New Leaf
Lego City Undercover
Skylanders Giants
Luigi's Mansion 2

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY
Complete Control UK
Darrall MacQueen
Kindle Entertainment
Somethin' Else

INTERNATIONAL
Adventure Time
Doc McStuffins
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Regular Show

LEARNING - PRIMARY
Children of World War II
Found
What Makes Me Me? And Other Interesting Questions
You Too Can Be an Absolute Genius

LEARNING - SECONDARY
The Imagineers
Just a Few Drinks
L8R Youngers 3
Romeo and Juliet - In Performance

MULTIPLATFORM
Championsheeps2
Kinect Sesame Street TV
Y Lifft (The Lift)
Peppa Pig's Holiday

ORIGINAL INTERACTIVE
Lifesaver
Moshi Monsters
Sneak
Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps

PERFORMER
Aimee Kelly (Maddy Smith) - Wolfblood
Bobby Lockwood (Rhydian Morris) - Wolfblood
Justin Fletcher (Justin) - Justin's House
Phil Fletcher (Hacker) - Hackertime

PRE-SCHOOL ANIMATION
Octonauts
Peppa Pig
Sarah and Duck
Timmy Time

PRE-SCHOOL LIVE ACTION
CBeebies Ugly Duckling
Ha Ha Hairies
Mr Bloom's Nursery: Get Set, Grow
Something Special

PRESENTER
Barney Harwood - Blue Peter
Chris Jarvis - Show Me Show Me
Justin Fletcher - Something Special
Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes - Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind-up

SHORT FORM
Aim High
Cardboard Box Adventures
Share a Story
What's the Big Idea?

WRITER
Writing Team - The Amazing World of Gumball
Debbie Moon - Wolfblood
Nick Leather - Stepping Up
Sam Morrison, Neville Astley, Mark Baker - Peppa Pig

BAFTA Kids' Vote Top 10s
TELEVISION
The Amazing World of Gumball - Cartoon Network
The Dumping Ground - CBBC
Good Luck Charlie - Disney Channel
Horrid Henry - CiTV
iCarly - Nickelodeon
Jessie - Disney Channel
Phineas and Ferb - Disney XD
Show Me What You're Made of - CBBC
Wizards vs. Aliens - CBBC
Wolfblood - CBBC

GAME
Angry Birds Star Wars
Cut the Rope: Time Travel
(3+)
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (3+)
FIFA 13 (3+) Electronic Arts
LEGO The Lord of the Rings (7+)
Minecraft (7+)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (7+)
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3+)
Skylanders Giants (7+)

FEATURE FILM
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Iron Man 3
Life of Pi
Man of Steel
Monsters University
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Wreck-It Ralph

WEBSITES
CBBC
Miniclip
Moshi Monsters
Disney
Club Penguin
Bin Weevils
Stardoll
Girlsgogames.co.uk
LEGO Worlds
Nickelodeon

Visit bafta.org for more information.

Source: British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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