Amazing World of Gumball Gets Honored by BAFTA
The hit Cartoon Network comedy series The Amazing World of Gumball took home the BAFTA award for Best Animation last Sunday, November 25. The live-action/2D animation hybrid series is created by Ben Bocquelet and exec produced by Michael Carrington,Daniel Lennard, and Bocquelet himself. The show has already won numerous honors since its first airing in May of 2011. Amazing World of Gumball’s writing team also took home the Best Writing Award of the evening.
Other animated shows that won include Peppa Pig for Best Preschool Animation (which it won last year) and SpongeBob SquarePants for the International Category. A special BAFTA honor was given to Brian Cosgrove, who is the co-founder of Cosgrove Hall, best known for creating shows such as DangerMouse, Wind In The Willows, Jamie And The Magic Torch and Count Duckula.
On hearing he was selected to receive the Award, Brian said: “After 40 years of making children’s programs, it is an honor and a privilege to be receiving this Special Award from BAFTA… Hopefully, via the programs we made, we brought pleasure to many generations of viewers.”
For more details, you can check out www.bafta.org/awards/childrens