‘Gumball,’ ‘Gruffalo’s Child’ Win British Animation Awards

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Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won the top award for Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice British Animation Award at the toon kudosfest in London on Thursday.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: The Tale of the Three Brothers animated sequence swept up the BAA for Best Film/TV Graphics. BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Grant Orchard received the BAA for best short film for A Morning Stroll produced by Studio AKA.

In the children’s categories Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball picked up two awards, winning best children’s series and also the children’s jury judged children’s choice award. Astley Baker Davies took home best preschool series for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and Happy Films’ Bookaboo collected the BAA for best mixed media children’s series.

The Amazing World of Gumball

The Amazing World of Gumball

The winner for Britain’s Favorite Animated Character of all time went to Paddington Bear, the duffle-coat wearing bear from Peru, which was first introduced in 1958 in the book A Bear Called Paddington. The cuddly stop-motion animation star won the title over popular characters such as Wallace & Gromit, Postman Pat and Peppa Pig.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Short Film sponsored by Astley Baker Davies
Winner:  A Morning Stroll
Director: Grant Orchard
Produced by Studio AKA

Best Long Form
Joint winner: Maska
Director: Quay Brothers
Produced by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Se-Ma-For Studios Poland

Joint winner: The Gruffalo’s Child
Director: Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidshötter
Produced by Magic Light Pictures in association with Studio Soi

Best Preschool Series
Winner: Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom: Acorn Day
Directors: Neville Astley and Mark Baker
Produced by Astley Baker Davies Ltd for Channel 5, Nick Jr and eone Entertainment

Children’s Choice: The Children’s Jury voted Award
Winner: The Amazing World of Gumball: The Quest
Directors: Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet
Produced by Cartoon Network, in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media and Studio Soi for Cartoon Network

Best Children’s Series sponsored by CBBC & CBeebies
Winner: The Amazing World of Gumball: The Quest
Directors: Mic Graves & Ben Bocquelet
Produced by Cartoon Network, in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media and Studio Soi for Cartoon Network

Best Mixed Media Children’s Series sponsored by HIT Entertainment
Winner: Bookaboo: Johnny Vegas
Directors: Lucy Goodman & Ian Emes
Produced by Happy Films for CITV

Best Music Video
Winner: Liz Green: Displacement Song
Director: Kate Anderson
Produced by Dept A @ HSI London for Play It Again Sam

Best Commercial: 3D
Winner: Coca Cola: Siege
Directors: Fx & Mat
Produced by Nexus/Framestore for Wieden + Kennedy
The winner receives a Toonboom Storyboard Pro 3D

Best Commercial: 2D
Winner: Tempo: Bike
Director: Vida Vega
Produced by Film Club Productions for Publicis, London
The winner receives a Toonboom Harmony Software package

Best Commercial: Stop Motion
Winner: Nokia:Dot
Director: Sumo Science
Produced at Aardman Animations for Wieden + Kennedy

Best Film/TV Graphics
Winner: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: The Tale of the Three Brothers
Directors: Ben Hibon & David Yates
Produced by Framestore/Warner Bros. Pictures & Heyday Films

Best Student Film
Winner: The Eagleman Stag
Director: Mikey Please
Produced at the Royal College of Art

Best Commissioned Animation
Winner: Nokia: Gulp
Director: Sumo Science
Produced by Aardman Animations for Wieden + Kennedy

Public Choice Awards Winners

Winner Public Choice: Best Short Film
Bertie Crisp
Director: Francesca Adams
Produced at National Film School

Winner Public Choice: Best Music Video
Gorillaz: Stylo
Directors: Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett
Producers: Passion Pictures for EMI Records

Winner Public Choice: Best Commercial
Pilsner Urquell Legends: The Day Pilsner Struck Gold
Director: Chris Randall
Produced at Second Home Studios for The Bank