Tricon Films & Television’s original animated comedy series Counterfeit Cat snapped up the 2016 Cablefax Program Award for Best Children’s Series. The 2D series is a U.K.-Canada co-production of Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids.
Counterfeit Cat (52×11′ and 11×2′ shorts) tells the story of an unconventional friendship between Max, a lazy, selfish house cat and Gark, an excitable naïve alien with a mysterious destiny and a homemade purple cat suit. Pre-production of the series takes place at Wildseed’s Bristol studio with animation production handled by Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver. Commissioned by Disney XD EMEA and Teletoon, the series also airs on Disney XD in the US. Tricon International handles global distribution and property rights management.
HBO’s Game of Thrones took the Best Program honors this year, while Outfit 7’s Talking Tom and Friends won the Animated series category with honorable mentions going to Game of Zones (Bleacher Report) and Star Wars Rebels (Cartoon Network). Orphan Black and Ash vs. Evil Dead took the Sci Fi and Monster Horror prizes, and The Expanse: Enter the Future won Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show.
An Awards Breakfast will be held September 22 in New York City. View the complete list of winners here.