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 Team – The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network) Daniel Postgate, Dave Ingham – Clangers (CBeebies) Helen Blakeman – Hetty Feather (CBBC) Writing Team – Horrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare (CBBC)