Monday, February 22, 2016

Nick Jr. UK's "Lily's Driftwood Bay" And "Puffin Rock" Finalists In The 2016 British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards has announced the very exciting Nickelodeon UK news that the popular Nick Jr. UK animated series Puffin Rock and Lily's Driftwood Bay have been nominated for awards in the 2016 British Animation Awards (BAAs)!

Held every two years, the British Animation Awards, now in its 20th year, reward the very best in British animation across a variety of categories.

This year's ceremony will be held at London's BFI Southbank on Thursday 10th March 2016.

Lily's Driftwood Bay has been nominated for Best Preschool Series in this years British Animation Awards for the sentimental episode "Goodbye Seabird", in which Lily helps Bull find the perfect way to say goodbye to his old friend, Razorbill.

Additionally, the Irish actor and comedian Chris O'Dowd (Moone Boy, The IT Crowd, Bridesmaids) has been nominated for the "Best Voice Performance" BAA award for his narration in the Puffin Rock episode "Night Lights". In the episode, Oona makes a nighttime trip to the sea all by herself.

"We are incredibly excited to be putting on this wonderful celebration of British animation in the 20th year since the British Animation Awards began," said BAA director, Jayne Pilling.

"We've had some fantastic winners over the years but the calibre of this year's finalists prove that the animation industry is in better health than ever!"

Animation students and fans will also have a chance to reward their favourite work in the Public Choice Awards for Favourite Short Film and Music Video and younger viewers will also have their say in the Children's Choice Award, where a panel of young children will choose from the finalists in both the children’s categories.

Below is a full list of finalists in the children's categories of the 2016 British Animation Awards:

Best Preschool Series

Hey Duggee: The Omelette Badge
Producer Janine Voong
Produced by Studio AKA for CBeebies

Clangers: I am the Eggbot
Producer Dan Maddicott
Produced by Coolabi Productions and Factory for CBeebies

Lily's Driftwood Bay: Goodbye
Producer Colin Williams
Produced by Sixteen South for Nick Jr.

Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice

Scream Street: Resus Rocks
Producer Phil Chalk
Produced by Coolabi Productions and Factory in association with ZDF Enterprises for CBBC

The Amazing World of Gumball: The Shell
Producer Sarah Fell Animation
Produced by Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network

Rastamouse: School of Rock
Producers Eugenio Perez and Gregory Boardman
Produced by Three Stones Media/The Rastamouse Company for CBeebies

Best Voice Performance

Rastamouse: Discovery Day
William Vanderpuye
Produced by Three Stones Media/The Rastamouse Company for CBeebies

Stick Man
Martin Freeman
Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Puffin Rock: Night Lights
Chris O’Dowd
Produced by Dog Ears for Nick Jr.

Best Long Form

Stick Man
Producers Michael Rose and Martin Pope
Produced by Magic Light Pictures

Children of the Holocaust
Producer Kath Shackleton
Produced by Fettle Animation for BBC Learning

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie
Producers Julie Lockhart and Paul Kewley
Produced by Aardman Animations for Studio Canal

Good luck to Nickelodeon and everyone nominated in the 2016 British Animation Awards!

Sources:, Kidscreen, IMDb, Wikipedia.
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