Monday, November 26, 2012

Nickelodeon's Popular Animated Original Series "SpongeBob SquarePants" And The Popular Animated Nick Jr. UK Preschool Show "Peppa Pig" Win Awards At The 2012 British Academy Children's Awards!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Nickelodeon's mega-hit original animated series (Nicktoon) "SpongeBob SquarePants" has won a 2012 British Academy Children's Award for Nickelodeon UK! Nick Jr. UK's popular animated preschool series "Peppa Pig" also won a 2012 British Academy Children's Awards! Congratulations, Nickelodeon UK!

The Nickelodeon animated original series "SpongeBob SquarePants" beat of stiff competition from the popular live-action original Nickelodeon show "iCarly", the popular Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation original animated series (Nicktoon) "Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness" and Disney Channel's / Disney XD's animated show "Phineas and Ferb" to win this years 'International' British Academy Children's Award, and Nick Jr. UK's popular animated preschool show "Peppa Pig" won a 2012 British Academy Children's Award in the 'Pre-School Animation' category!:
British Academy Children's Awards Winners in 2012

[...] the full list of winners [Nickelodeon Nickelodeon UK won] [at] the British Academy Children's Awards in 2012. The ceremony took place on Sunday 25 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.



WINNER: SpongeBob SquarePants
Paul Tibbitt, Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas
MTV Networks International/United Plankton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK

Dan Schneider, Robin Weiner, Joe Catania
Schneider’s Bakery/Nickelodeon UK

Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness
Peter Hastings, Gabe Swarr, Randy Doormans
DreamWorks Animation/Nickelodeon UK

Phineas and Ferb
Production Team
Walt Disney Television Animation/Disney XD UK


Pre-School Animation

WINNER: Peppa Pig
Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen, Phil Davies
Astley Baker Davies/Five

Greg Boardman, Eugenio Perez, Derek Mogford
The Rastamouse Company/CBeebies

Timmy Time
Jackie Cockle, Liz Whitaker, David Scanlon
Aardman Animations/CBeebies

Tree Fu Tom
Daniel Bays, Adam Shaw
Plug-in Media/Blue Zoo Productions/CBeebies
You can view a full list of winners at the 2012 British Academy Children's Awards here on the official BAFTA website,

Also, from C21Media:
Gumball, SpongeBob win Baftas

Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants were both triumphant at last night’s Bafta Children’s Awards in London.

Gumball, which is produced in the London development studio of Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoon Network in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media and Studio Soi, took home two gongs, seeing off competition for a second year running in both the best animation and best writer categories.

The toon, now in its third season (40x11′), is written by Ben Bocquelet, James Lamont and Jon Foster and airs on Cartoon Network in more than 160 countries.

Meanwhile, SpongeBob SquarePants, produced by United Plankton Pictures for MTV and Nickelodeon, won again in the best international category, having first won the award back in 2007.

CBeebies series Peppa Pig repeated its success at last year’s event by picking up the preschool animation award – the third time it has won the category. CBeebies’ Justin’s House won in the live-action gong.

Blue Zoo Productions, which animates CBeebies’ Tree Fu Tom, won best independent production company and CBBC was named channel of the year and was also recognised for its Horrible Histories series, which picked up the comedy prize for the third consecutive year.

Irish prodco Jam Media won best drama for Roy, which airs on CBBC and Irish pubcaster RTÉ, while Deadly 60, recently picked up by Al Jazeera and new French family-skewing net 6ter , was beaten to the award in the factual category by My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney, produced by Nine Lives Media for CBBC.

For the full list of nominations and winners on the night, click here .

Nico Franks

TAGS: Bafta
GENRES: Animation, Children's
PEOPLE: Ben Bocquelet, James Lamont, Jon Foster
Also, from Broadcast:
Justin Fletcher scoops third Bafta

Kids' TV star Justin Fletcher has become the UK’s most awarded children’s TV presenter after scooping the third Bafta of his career at this week’s British Academy Children’s Awards.

He triumphed once again in the presenter category for the CBeebies show Something Special, while his programme Justin’s House scooped the award in the Pre-School Live Action category.

The awards, which celebrate the best in childrens’ TV, films, games and online media of the past year, were held at the Park Lane Hilton on Sunday night and presented by stars including Eddie Izzard, Sir David Jason and Alesha Dixon.

Horrible Histories won the Bafta for kids’ comedy for the third successive year, while Peppa Pig repeated its success at last year’s Children’s Awards by winning the Pre-School Animation Award. This is the third time it has won in this category.

The Amazing World of Gumball celebrated a double victory, winning in both the Writer and Animation categories.

A record 500,000 votes were cast in the BAFTA Kids’ Vote.
British Academy Children’s Awards winners 2012

The Amazing World Of Gumball
Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Joanna Beresford
Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi/Cartoon Network UK


Horrible Histories
Lion TV/Citrus Television/CBBC

John Rice, Alan Shannon, Mark Cumberton

Friday Download
Jeremy Salsby, Melony Smith, Fiona Walmsley
Saltbeef Productions/CBBC

My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney
Rachael Smith, Cat Lewis, Helen Tither
Nine Lives Media/CBBC

Blue-Zoo Productions

Nightmare High
Jo Roach, Tassos Stevens, Paul Bennun
Somethin’ Else/Channel 4

SpongeBob SquarePants
Paul Tibbitt, Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas
MTV Networks International/United Plankton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK

Seeking Refuge
Andy Glynne
Mosaic Films/The Learning Zone on BBC Two

L8R Youngers 2
John White, Derek Brown, David Watson
Actorshop Productions/The Learning Zone on BBC Two

Khalil Madovi (Josh Carter) – 4 O’Clock Club

Peppa Pig
Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen, Phil Davies
Astley Baker Davies/Five

Justin's House
Stephen Cannon, Anna Perowne

Justin Fletcher – Something Special

Share A Story 2011
Dave Hickman, Carl Hadley, David Heslop
CiTV Creative/CiTV

Ben Bocquelet, James Lamont, Jon Foster – The Amazing World of Gumball
Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi /Cartoon Network UK

Kid's vote: Television
Good Luck Charlie, Disney Channel

Bin Weevils
Also, from the Big Cartoon News Blog (blog):
Gumball Gets Two British Academy Kids’ Animation Awards

Car­toon Net­work Europe series “The Amaz­ing World Of Gum­ball” was the win­ner in both the Ani­ma­tion and Writ­ing cat­e­gories Sun­day at the British Acad­emy Children’s Awards.

The show, which airs on Car­toon Net­work UK, was pro­duced in asso­ci­a­tion with Dan­de­lion Stu­dios, Boul­der Media and Stu­dio Soi.

Ben Boc­quelet, Mic Graves and Joanna Beres­ford were sin­gled out for their work in ani­ma­tion, Boc­quelet, James Lam­ont and Jon Fos­ter were hon­ored as the writers.

Other British Acad­emy Children’s Award nom­i­nees for ani­ma­tion were 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 Pre-School Ani­ma­tion, the win­ner was Peppa Pig (Philip Hall, Joris van Hulzen and Phil Davies; Ast­ley Baker Davies/Five).

Oth­ers nom­i­nated for Pre-School Ani­ma­tion were 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 (Daniel Bays and Adam Shaw; Plug-in Media/Blue Zoo Productions/CBeebies).

The award in the Inter­na­tional cat­e­gory was given to Sponge­Bob SquarePants (Paul Tib­bitt, Casey Alexan­der and Zeus Cer­vas; MTV Net­works International/United Plank­ton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK).

The ani­mated Share A Story 2011 (Dave Hick­man, Carl Hadley and David Hes­lop; CiTV Creative/CiTV) won in the Short Form category.

CBBC was named Chan­nel Of The Year, defeat­ing CBee­bies, CiTV and Cyw.

Brian Cos­grove, the man behind clas­sic children’s ani­ma­tions The BFG, Count Duck­ula, Dan­ger­Mouse and many more, was hon­oured with the Spe­cial Award for out­stand­ing cre­ative con­tri­bu­tion to the industry.

Cos­grove formed Manchester-based ani­ma­tion stu­dio Cos­grove Hall with his busi­ness part­ner Mark Hall in 1975. The stu­dio quickly estab­lished itself as the lead­ing pro­ducer of ani­mated pro­grammes in the United King­dom. It cre­ated shows and films that have enter­tained mil­lions of peo­ple all over the world, includ­ing Bill and Ben, Noddy, Rain­bow and Chorl­ton and the Wheel­ies.

The Spe­cial Award was pre­sented to Cos­grove by long-standing friend and col­league David Jason.

“I had the plea­sure of work­ing with Brian Cos­grove and Mark Hall a num­ber of times, and it was always a joy. The qual­ity of the cre­ative work, the high stan­dard on which they based every detail of every project was so reas­sur­ing for one of the newer peo­ple like me,” Debra Gillett explained.

“No mat­ter how long the day, work was always fun, and felt like a fam­ily get­ting together every time we met to record the next set of episodes. Cossie, as he was affec­tion­ately known by some, knew what he wanted down to the last minute detail, and the result was won­der­ful, orig­i­nal shows which were enjoyed all over the world. I am so pleased that his work is being rec­og­nized with this well-deserved award.”

Cos­grove and the team at Cos­grove Hall were also cham­pi­ons of Manchester’s arts and cul­tural scene, so much so that mem­bers of Joy Divi­sion (Bernard Sum­ner), The Stone Roses (John Squire) and Inspi­ral Car­pets (Craig Gill) all worked under Cos­grove and Hall’s tute­lage at some point in the studio’s life.

Said Cos­grove: “After 40 years of mak­ing children’s pro­grams, it is an honor and a priv­i­lege to be receiv­ing this Spe­cial Award from BAFTA. On hear­ing I would receive the Award, I was thrilled!

“I’ve been lucky in many ways, par­tic­u­larly that I’ve spent my whole career doing what I would have cho­sen to do as a hobby, and I was for­tu­nate in find­ing the right per­son, Mark Hall, to work along­side. Together, we built a com­pany that gave work to a whole gen­er­a­tion of artists and film­mak­ers, and hope­fully, via the pro­grams we made, brought plea­sure to many gen­er­a­tions of viewers.”

In the BAFTA Kids’ Vote, the partly ani­mated The Smurfs won for Fea­ture Film.

Sunday’s cer­e­mony took place at the Lon­don Hilton on Park Lane.
Also, from
CBBC dominates at Bafta Kids Awards

MUMBAI: CBBC won a Bafta Award for children's channel of the year at the Bafta Awards for kids programming in the UK. The other nominees in that category were CiTV and Cyw.

CBBC also won awards for best comedy, drama, entertainment and factual show - 'Horrible Histories', 'Roy', 'Friday Donwload' and 'My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney'. The award for best animation show went to Cartoon Network UK's 'The Amazing World Of Gumball'.

Justin Fletcher was voted best presenter for 'Something Special' on CBeebies. The award for best international show went to Nickelodeon's 'SpongeBob SquarePants'. The award for best film went to 'The Hunger Games'. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was adjudged the best video game.