Gumball Up For Two British Academy Kids’ Awards

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The TV series “The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball” has received two nom­i­na­tions for the British Acad­emy Children’s Awards, orga­niz­ers announced Monday.

Pro­duced by Car­toon Net­work Europe in asso­ci­a­tion with Dan­de­lion Stu­dios, Boul­der Media and Stu­dio Soi, the Car­toon Net­work UK show was nom­i­nated for Writer and Ani­ma­tion — the same two cat­e­gories in which it won last year. In addi­tion, the series is short­listed for the Kids’ Vote in the Tele­vi­sion category.

Ben Boc­quelet, Mic Graves, Joanna Beres­ford form the pro­duc­ing team behind The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball. Boc­quelet, James Lam­ont and Jon Fos­ter are the nom­i­nated writers.

Vying with Gum­ball in the Ani­ma­tion cat­e­gory are The Amaz­ing Adren­a­lini Broth­ers (Pesky Productions/POP), The Gruffalo’s Child (Magic Light Pic­tures in asso­ci­a­tion with Stu­dio Soi/BBC One) and The Mechan­i­cal Musi­cal Mar­vel (Chris Ran­dall and Julie Boden; Sec­ond Home Studios/THSH Birmingham).

In the Pre-School Ani­ma­tion cat­e­gory, the nom­i­nees are Peppa Pig (Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen and Phil Davies; Ast­ley Baker Davies/Five), Ras­ta­mouse (Greg Board­man, Euge­nio Perez and Derek Mog­ford; The Ras­ta­mouse Company/CBeebies), Timmy Time (Jackie Cockle, Liz Whitaker and David Scan­lon; Aard­man Animations/CBeebies) and Tree Fu Tom (CBeebies/Fremantle Media/Blue Zoo/CBeebies).

Fea­ture Film nom­i­nees include Arthur Christ­mas (Peter Lord, Sarah Smith and Peter Bayn­ham; Colum­bia Pictures/Sony Pic­tures Animation/Aardman/Sony Pic­tures Releas­ing) and Disney’s partly ani­mated The Mup­pets (Walt Dis­ney Studios/Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios Motion Pic­tures UK). Arthur Christ­mas also appears in the BAFTA Kids’ Vote shortlist.

Three of the four hope­fuls in the Inter­na­tional cat­e­gory are ani­mated series: Kung Fu Panda: Leg­ends Of Awe­some­ness (Dream­Works Animation/Nickelodeon UK), Phineas and Ferb (Walt Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation/Disney XD UK) and Sponge­Bob SquarePants (MTV Net­works International/United Plank­ton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK).

Ani­mated pro­grams up for the Short Form awards are Com­post Cor­ner (West­ley Wood, Tim Dann and Tim Collings; CiTV/CiTV), Ooglies (BBC Scotland/CBBC) and Share A Story 2011 (Dave Hick­man, Carl Hadley and David Hes­lop; CiTV Creative/CiTV).

Besides Arthur Christ­mas, fea­ture films short­listed for the Kids’ Vote include Ice Age 4: Con­ti­nen­tal Drift and the partly ani­mated The Smurfs.

Join­ing The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball in the short­list for the Kids’ Vote in the Tele­vi­sion cat­e­gory are the ani­mated series Almost Naked Ani­mals and Phineas and Ferb.

The British Acad­emy Children’s Awards cer­e­mony will take place Novem­ber 25 at the Lon­don Hilton on Park Lane. Children’s BAFTA win­ner and Blue Peter pre­sen­ter Bar­ney Har­wood will return to host the awards, which cel­e­brate the very best in children’s media, includ­ing tele­vi­sion, film, video games and online.

The awards are pre­sented by the British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts, an inde­pen­dent char­ity that sup­ports, devel­ops and pro­motes the art forms of the mov­ing image by iden­ti­fy­ing and reward­ing excel­lence, inspir­ing prac­ti­tion­ers and ben­e­fit­ing the public.

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