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CARTOON NETWORK WINS BIG AT KIDS BAFTAS

- A whopping three awards for the top kids channel with We Bare Bears named Best International show and The Amazing World of Gumball; Best Writer and Best Animation

London: 21 November, 2016: UK-produced The Amazing World of Gumball was the big winner at last night’s Children’s BAFTA Awards scooping Best Writer and Best Animation and elevating the popular comedy cartoon’s all-time total BAFTA tally to eight. And Cartoon Network didn’t stop there with a win for hilarious cartoon, We Bare Bears in the Best International show category. 

We Bare Bears charts the adventures of three adoptive bear brothers as they attempt to integrate as humans in the big city. The series beat off stiff competition in the international category from Nowhere Boys, SpongeBob SquarePants and Peter Rabbit. The Amazing World of Gumball, which follows the antics of blue cat Gumball Watterson and his adoptive goldfish brother Darwin, was up against the likes of Sean the Sheep, Stick Man and Disney XD’s Counterfeit Cat.

Ian McDonough, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Turner, Northern Europe, says: “What an incredibly successful evening for Cartoon Network! The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears are shining examples of everything Cartoon Network stands for - funny, irreverent and unique shows that appeal the world over. We are so proud of their success and it’s an honour to see that recognised at the British Academy Children’s Awards.”

Rapper Doc Brown hosted the ceremony which took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, London with long-time favourites, The Powerpuff Girls putting in a surprise appearance on the red carpet much to the delight of waiting fans.

These latest accolades bring Cartoon Network's award-wins to 13 this year alone.

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Turner’s Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused, girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of surprising comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 6-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa and action-adventure shows, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go!

Since launching as a pan-European channel in 1993, Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 18 languages in more than 131 million homes across over 70 countries.  Cartoon Network can also be experienced through its award-winning website, as well as via games, video on demand, mobile and an array of licensing and merchandising.  Cartoon Network is a brand owned by Turner, a Time Warner company.