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‘Gumball’ Scores Pair of BAFTA Kids Nominations

Awards for best in children’s media will be presented Nov. 26 in London.

‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ earned two nominations for the 2017 British Academy Children’s Awards.

LONDON -- Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball led animated programs with two nominations for the 2017 British Academy Children’s Awards, which honor the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held Nov. 26 at the Roundhouse in London and will be hosted by British actor, writer and comedian Doc Brown.

For the first time, online streaming channels Amazon and Netflix receive Children’s Awards nominations, with two each: Amazon, for An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love has to Win and The Snowy Day, both in International, and Netflix, for Ask the Storybots in International and for The Little Prince in Feature Film. The newly launched Sky Kids app receives its first nomination for Morph in the Short Form category.

SpongeBob SquarePants, the animated series that has been broadcast for the past 18 years, receives a nomination in International.

Here’s the list of animation-related nominees:

ANIMATION

  • The Amazing World Of Gumball -- Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell -- Turner/Cartoon Network
  • Revolting Rhymes -- Production Team -- Magic Light Pictures/BBC One
  • Shaun The Sheep -- Will Becher, John Woolley, Richard Starzak -- Aardman Animations/CBBC
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt -- Production Team - Lupus Films, Bear Hunt Films, Walker Productions, Herrick Entertainment/Channel 4

CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

  • Cartoon Network
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies
  • TrueTube

FEATURE FILM

  • Kubo And The Two Strings -- Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner -- Laika/Universal Pictures
  • The Little Prince -- Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam -- ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix
  • Moana -- Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer -- Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Sing -- Christopher Meledandri, Janet Healy, Garth Jennings -- Illumination/Universal Pictures

GAME

  • Monument Valley 2 -- Development Team - ustwo games/ustwo games
  • The Playroom VR -- Development Team -- SIE Japan Studio, Team ASOBI!/ Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Pokémon Go -- Development Team -- Niantic/Pokémon
  • Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon -- Development Team -- Game Freak/Pokémon, Nintendo

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Blue Zoo Animation Studio
  • Karrot Entertainment
  • Magic Light Pictures
  • Strawberry Blond

INTERACTIVE

  • Adventure Time ‘I See Ooo’ -- Antonio Grasso, Ben Trewhella, Anil Glendinning -- Turner
  • The Gruffalo Spotter -- Development Team -- Magic Light Pictures & Nexus Studios
  • Hey Duggee: We Love Animals -- Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman - Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide
  • Virry VR -- Martin Percy, Svetlana Dragayeva, Joanna Fogler -- Fountain Digital Labs

INTERNATIONAL

  • An American Girl Story -- Melody 1963: Love Has To Win -- Alison McDonald, Tina Mabry, Nicole Dow -- Amazon Studios/Amazon
  • Ask The Storybots -- Evan Spiridellis, Gregg Spiridellis -- JibJab Bros. Studios/Netflix
  • The Snowy Day -- Production Team -- Amazon Studios and Karrot Entertainment/Amazon
  • SpongeBob SquarePants -- Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli -- Nickelodeon/Nicktoons

PRE-SCHOOL -- ANIMATION

  • Digby Dragon -- Adam Shaw, Chris Drew, Tom McDowell -- Blue Zoo/Nick JR
  • Hey Duggee -- Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones -- STUDIO AKA/CBeebies
  • Peppa Pig -- Phil Davies, Mark Baker, Joris Van Hulzen -- Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One/Channel 5
  • Sarah & Duck -- Jamie Badminton, Sarah Gomes Harris, Tim O'Sullivan -- Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies

SHORT FORM

  • CN Buddy Network -- Daniel Fuller, Simon Dean, Charles Battrick -- Turner/Cartoon Network
  • The Happos Family -- Patricia Hidalgo, Richelle Wilder, Erica Darby -- Turner/Boomerang
  • Morph -- Merlin Crossingham, Helen Argo, Peter Lord -- Aardman Animations/Sky Kids
  • Share A Story 2016 -- Production Team -- CiTV/CiTV

WRITER

  • Adam Tyler -- Screwball! -- TrueTube
  • Joe Williams -- Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe -- CBBC
  • Paul Rose, Luc Skyz, Mikis Michaelides -- 4 O’Clock Club -- CBBC
  • Writing Team -- The Amazing World of Gumball -- Cartoon Network

Source: BAFTA

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