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Cartoon Network Shines at Kids BAFTAS

The network wins three awards at Sunday night’s Children’s BAFTA Awards, including best writer and best animation for ‘The Amazing World of Gumball.’

LONDON -- U.K.-produced The Amazing World of Gumball was the big winner at Sunday night’s Children’s BAFTA Awards, scooping best writer and best animation and elevating the popular comedy cartoon’s all-time total BAFTA tally to eight. And Cartoon Network didn’t stop there with a win for hilarious cartoon We Bare Bears in the best international show category.

We Bare Bears charts the adventures of three adoptive bear brothers as they attempt to integrate as humans in the big city. The series beat off stiff competition in the international category from Nowhere Boys, SpongeBob SquarePants and Peter Rabbit. The Amazing World of Gumball, which follows the antics of blue cat Gumball Watterson and his adoptive goldfish brother Darwin, was up against the likes of Sean the Sheep, Stick Man and Disney XD’s Counterfeit Cat.

“What an incredibly successful evening for Cartoon Network! The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears are shining examples of everything Cartoon Network stands for -- funny, irreverent and unique shows that appeal the world over,” said Ian McDonough, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Turner, Northern Europe. “We are so proud of their success and it’s an honor to see that recognized at the British Academy Children’s Awards.”

Source: Cartoon Network