BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Announced

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards nominees. Live-action educational parody Horrible Histories snagged three nominations, with animated series The Amazing World of Gumball and Clangers right behind with two each. The feature competition this year is 50% animation (or more, depending on your definition) and 100% Disney, with Zootopia and The Good Dinosaur up against The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Children’s Awards ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse in London on Sunday, November 20, presented by Doc Brown (the multi-talented British performer and creator of CBBC’s 4 O’Clock Club, not the guy from Back to the Future). The BAFTA Kids’ Vote is now open to children ages 7-14, closing November 18.

British Academy Children’s Awards Nominees
(animation and related categories; full list at bafta.org)

Animation:
The Amazing World of Gumball – Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell (Cartoon Network Studios Europe/Cartoon Network)
Counterfeit Cat – Ben Marsaud, Sarah Mattingley (Wildseed Studios/Disney Channels EMEA/Disney XD)
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas – production team (Aardman Animations/BBC One)
Stick Man – production team (Magic Light Pictures/BBC One)

International:
Nowhere Boys – Beth Frey, Tony Ayres, Peter Salmon (Matchbox Pictures/CBBC)
Peter Rabbit -  Production Team (Nick Jr., Silvergate Media and Frederick Warne & Co Limited, in association with Brown Bag Films/CBeebies)
SpongeBob SquarePants – Production Team (Nickelodeon/Nicktoons)
We Bare Bears – Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen (Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network)

Preschool – Animation:
Clangers – Production Team (Coolabi Productions, Factory, CBeebies/CBeebies)
Go Jetters – Adam Redfern, Joanne Allen, Tony Reed (CBeebies Production/CBeebies)
Hey Duggee – Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sue Goffe (Studio AKA/CBeebies)
Sarah & Duck – Production Team (Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies)

Feature Film:
The Good Dinosaur – Peter Sohn, Meg LeFauve (Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
The Jungle Book – Jon Favreau, Brigham Taylor (Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burk (Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Zootropolis (Zootopia) – Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer (Walt Disney Animation Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Game:
LEGO Dimensions (TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Jamie Eden, James Norton, Time Wileman (TT Fusion/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe)
Tearaway Unfolded (Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Group)

Interactive – Adapted:
CBeebies Advent Calendar and New Years Countdown – Development Team (CBeebies Production)
Get Well Soon Hospital App – Juliet Tzabar, Anne Brogan, Ranj Singh (Plug-in Media & Kindle Entertainment)
PJ Masks Official Website – Development Team (Entertainment One/Kids Industries)
Star Wars Arcade – Development Team (Disney and Goodboy Digital)

Interactive – Original:
Blinkies – Development Team (Lost My Name)
Dixi:3 – Game of Dixi - Dan Berlinka, Nina Metivier, Melanie Stokes (Kindle Entertainment Ltd.)
DogBiscuit – Development Team (Blackstaff Games)
Secret Life of Boys – Development Team (Zodiak Kids Studios)

Channel of the Year:
Cartoon Network
CBBC
CBeebies
TrueTube

Independent Production Company of the Year:
Blue-Zoo
Factory
Karrot Entertainment
Sixteen South

Writer:
Writing TeamThe Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network)
Daniel Postgate, Dave InghamClangers (CBeebies)
Helen BlakemanHetty Feather (CBBC)
Writing TeamHorrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare  (CBBC)

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