BAFTA Announces Kids Awards Nominees

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominees for its annual children’s awards, including nominees in several animation categories.

The winners will be announced Nov. 28 in a ceremony at the London Hilton hotel.

This year, the awards brings back the BAFTA Kids’ Vote, giving children a chance to vote for their favorites. Kids between 7 and 14 years old can vote online at www.baftakidsvote.org.

The 2010 Awards also will feature the first results of the BAFTA Young Game Designers initiative, which encouraged kids to create their own video games.

Nominees in animation-related categories are:

Animation

  • Doctor Who: Dreamland. BBC Wales Interactive/LittleLoud/CBBC
  • Horrid Henry. Lucinda Whiteley, Dave Unwin; Novel Entertainment/CiTV
  • OOglies. Nick Hopkin; BBC Scotland/CBBC
  • Shaun The Sheep. Gareth Owen, Richard Webber, Chris Sadler; Aardman Animation/CBBC

Feature Film

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox. Wes Anderson, Allison Abbate, Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson; Indian Paintbrush/Regency Enterprises/Twentieth Century Fox
  • Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner, Susanna White, Emma Thompson; Working Title Films/Universal Pictures
  • Toy Story 3. Darla K Anderson, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt; Disney/Pixar/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
  • Up. Jonas Rivera, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson; Disney/Pixar/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK

Interactive

  • Home Sheep Home (www.shaunthesheep.com). Aardman Digital
  • The Secret Dancer. Sharna Jackson, Rosie Cardiff, Martin Percy; Tate Kids and The Royal Ballet School
  • The Well by Melvin Burgess. Geoggrey Godwin, Lee Hardman, Tony Wood; Conker Media for BBC Switch
  • ZingZillas. Tony Reed, Helen Stephens, Dominic Minns; CBeebies/Plug In Media/Blue Zoo

International

  • Dirtgirlworld. Jean Campden, Hana Kukal; Mememe/Decode/CBeebies
  • The Penguins of Madagascar. Schneider’s Bakery/Nickelodeon/Nickelodeon UK
  • Phineas and Ferb. Walt Disney Television Animation/Disney XD UK
  • SpongeBob SquarePants. United Plankton Pictures/Nickelodeon/Nickelodeon UK

Pre-School Animation

  • Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. Phil Davies, Neville Astley, Mark Baker; Astley Baker Davies/E1 Kids/Nick Jr. UK
  • Jungle Junction. Erica Darby, Morgan Francis; Spider Eye Productions/Playhouse Disney UK
  • Peppa Pig. Phil Davies, Neville Astley, Mark Baker; Astley Baker Davies/E1 Kids/Channel Five/Nick Jr. UK
  • Timmy Time. Jackie Cockle, Sarah Fell, David Scanlon; Aardman Animations/CBeebies

Video Game

  • New Super Mario Brothers (Wii). Nintendo
  • Pokemon Heart Gold And Soul Silver (DS). Nintendo
  • Rabbids Go Home (Wii). Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii). Nintendo

The full list of nominees can be found at http://www.bafta.org/press/british-academy-childrens-awards-2010,111,SNS.html.