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‘Revolting Rhymes,’ ‘Little Prince,’ ‘Hey Duggee’ Win BAFTA Children’s Awards

Winners of the 2017 British Academy Children’s Awards were announced on Sunday evening in London. The awards have been presented annually since 1996 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The animation award went to to the production team of the animated special Revolting Rhymes. The project was nominated alongside The Amazing World of Gumball, Shaun the Sheep, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

On the feature side, The Little Prince won the prize, beating out Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, and Sing. (Kubo and The Two Strings won the award for best animated feature at the BAFTA Film Awards earlier this year.)

Little Prince director Mark Osborne tweeted out some messages after his win:

Other notables: Blue Zoo Animation Studio was recognized as the best independent production company of the year, and Studio AKA’s Hey Duggee picked up a couple honors for preschool animation and interactive project.

Below is a list of all the animation-related winners. A full list of Children’s Awards winners, including live-action projects, can be found on the BAFTA website.


Revolting Rhymes Production Team – Magic Light Pictures/BBC One


The Little Prince
Mark Osborne, Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb, Dimitri Rassam – ON Animation Studios and Netflix/Netflix


Pokémon Go Development Team – Niantic/Pokémon


Blue Zoo Animation Studio


Hey Duggee: We Love Animals
Phil Hoskins, Keith Davidson, Peter Hickman – Scary Beasties Ltd and BBC Worldwide


Spongebob Squarepants
Stephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli – Nickelodeon/Nicktoons


Hey Duggee
Grant Orchard, Janine Voong, Sander Jones – Studio AKA/CBeebies


Share A Story 2016 Production Team – CiTV/CiTV

  • The_Strawbear

    Hey Duggee’s great, but it’s no Sarah & Duck. That continues to be my favourite show (on all TV) for the 3rd year running.

    Talking of UK preschool animation, does CB (or anyone) have any knowledge on the Winnie the Witch series that has only managed one episode on Channel 5? I can’t seem to find out anything about more episodes other than there were supposed to be some. It wasn’t great animation, but the books & style are a family favourite.