Kids’ finalists for British Animation Awards named

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British Animation Awards

British Animation Awards

British Animation Awards finalists were announced Tuesday for both the juried categories and the Children’s Choice awards, as determined by kid voters in the United Kingdom.

The awards will be held March 15 at the British Film Institute in London.

Here is the full list of the children’s categories and finalists:

Best Long Form
The Itch of the Golden Nit (dir. Sarah Cox; Aardman Animations for Tate and CBBC)
Maska (dirs. Quay Brothers; Polish Cultural Institute in London/Se-Ma-For Studios Poland)
The Gruffalo’s Child (dirs. Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidshötter; Magic Light Pictures in association with Studio Soi)

Best Preschool Series
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom: “Acorn Day” (dirs. Neville Astley, Mark Baker; Astley Baker Davies Ltd for Channel 5, Nick Jr and eone Entertainment)
Octonauts: “The Blobfish Brothers” (dir. Darragh O’Connell; Silvergate Media and Brown Bag Films for CBeebies)
Peppa Pig: “The New House” (dirs. Joris van Hulzen, Philip Hall; Astley Baker Davies Ltd for Channel 5, Nick Jr and eone Entertainment)

Children’s Choice
Bookaboo: “Johnny Vegas” (dirs. Lucy Goodman, Ian Emes; Happy Films for CITV)
The Amazing World of Gumball: “The Quest” (dirs. Mic Graves, Ben Bocquelet; Cartoon Network, in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media and Studio Soi for Cartoon Network)
Peppa Pig: “The New House” (dirs. Joris van Hulzen, Philip Hall; Astley Baker Davies Ltd for Channel 5, Nick Jr and eone Entertainment)

Best Children’s Series
The Amazing World of Gumball: “The Quest” (dirs. Mic Graves, Ben Bocquelet; Cartoon Network, in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media and Studio Soi for Cartoon Network)
Rastamouse: “Da Missin’ Masterpiece” (dir. Derek Mogford; The Rastamouse Company for CBeebies)
Ask Lara: “Oh No! B.O.!” (dir. Mercedes Marro; Red Kite Productions for BBC Scotland)

Best Mixed Media Children’s Series
Get Squiggling!: “Cat Episode” (dirs. Mike Wyatt, Damian Hook, Adrian Hedley; Dot to Dot Productions Ltd for CBeebies)
Baby Jake: “Loves Tummy Sliding” (dirs. Alan Shannon, Maddy Darrall; Darrall Macqueen Ltd for CBeebies)
Bookaboo: “Johnny Vegas” (dirs. Lucy Goodman, Ian Emes; Happy Films for CITV)

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