Cartoons on the Bay 2018 Pulcinella Award Winners

Ernest & Célestine
Ernest & Célestine

Turin, Italy’s beautiful National Museum of the Risorgimento once again hosted Cartoons on the Bay earlier this month. The 2018 spotlight country was Japan, with the festival also carrying themes on music and its relationship to animation and cinema. The 22nd edition as usual included a gala ceremony naming and celebrating the year’s Pulcinella Awards.

Awards were given in nine categories covering film, TV and new media, with a few special mentions as well. Career Awards were bestowed on producer, director and animator Gary Goldman, and Italian studio Lastrego a Testa. Game designer, transmedia producer and VR pioneer Jordan Weisman received the Special Cross Media Award. And Ubisoft Montreal was named Studio of the Year.

Cartoons on the Bay was presented by Rai in collaboration with Regione Piemonte, Film Commision Torino Piemonte and Film Investimenti Piemonte.

The 2018 nominees and winners are…

TV Series – Preschool
Carl’s Car Wash: Gus’s Garbage Truck
Ernest & Célestine, The Collection [Folivari, Mélusine Prod.]
George & Paul: Episode 02 – Sleepwalking
The Musical World of Mr Zoink
Trulli Tales

TV Series – Kids
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Max & Maestro
Pat the Dog
Pipas & Douglas [HARI]
WellieWishers

TV Series – Teens 12+
FrienZoo
Little Gems
Skills
Spike Team S3
Teen Crumpets [Mediatoon]

TV Pilot
44 Cats
Farmer Mo
Federicus: The King’s Gang
Mumfie [Zodiak Kids, Animoka Studios]
Topo Gigio

TV Series – Live Action / Hybrid
Let It Glow – How Pauline Saved Christmas
New School
Sara and Marti
The Papernauts
Valentins

Short Film
59 Seconds
Burn Out
Hooked
Sweet Wee Hours
Tweet-Tweet [Zhanna Bekmambetova]

Interactive Media
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Cuphead [StudioMDHR]
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Last Day of June
Super Mario Odyssey

VR Cartoons
Dreaming of You
Giga & Stick
Lá Camila [Jak Wilmot]
Magnetique
Nothing Happens

Animated Feature Films
Cinderella the Cat
The Dragon Spell
The Fixies. Top Secret
Hello Napoleon
The Legend of King Solomon
Leo da Vinci – Mission Mona Lisa
Little Hero
Maya the Bee – The Honey Games
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The Red Turtle [Michael Dudok de Wit]

Special Mentions
Gatta Cenerentola [MAD Ent.]
Little Hero [Global Genesis Group, Viva Fantasia Animation]
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature [ToonBox Ent., Red Rover Int’l]

Ernest & Célestine

Ernest & Célestine

Pipas & Douglas

Pipas & Douglas

Cuphead

Cuphead

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

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