Miss BG, a popular CG series from Canada’s Breakthrough Animation Inc. and Paris-based Ellipsanime, won the Public Prize award for best children’s animated TV program at this year’s International Luchon Film Festival. An audience of children voted for the show during the event, which took place between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5 in France.
‘It is always a gratifying feeling when the audience that you are producing for acknowledges your show by voting it their favorite,’ says Kevin Gillis, managing partner of Breakthrough Animation. This is truly good news and validates the hard work that everyone at Ellipsanime and Breakthrough Animation has contributed to Miss BG.’
Aimed at kids 5-8, the 52×30 show revolves around Miss BG (short for Big Girl), a precocious eight year-old girl on a mission to teach the ways of the world to her younger brother, George. Many heartfelt and comical lessons in life are shared between her family and friends along the way. Miss BG is adapted from author Fanny Joly’s acclaimed Gudule & les B’b's book collection illustrated by Roser Capdevilla and published in France by Hachette-Jeunesse. Twelve books in the series have been released since it e first title rolled off the press on in 1990.
MISS BG is a co-production between Ellipsanime, Breakthrough Animation, Def2shoot, TVO, TFO (Canada) and France 5. Ellipsanime, whose programming catalogue features more than 1000 episodes of award-winning international hits, is currently producing 42 half-hours of 3D animation in its Paris studio and is in production on the feature film Little King Macius. Breakthrough Animation’s first collaboration, Atomic Betty, airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S, and has been sold in more than 120 territories to date.