Little Airplane takes off for Italy

3rd and Bird creator heading for the Cartoons on the Bay festival next month.
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Two shows from Little Airplane Productions have been nominated for a number of accolades at next month's Pulcinella Awards at the Cartoons on the Bay International Television and Multimedia Animation Festival in Italy.

Nick Jr's The Wonder Pets: Save the Bengal Tiger and Cbeebies' 3rd and Bird: A Very Squooky Christmas have each picked up a string of nominations including Best TV Series for pre-school, Best Animated Character of the Year, Best Series for All Ages of the Year, Best European Production of the Year and Best Soundtrack of the Year.

"We are particularly thrilled that 3rd and Bird has been nominated for Best European Production of the Year," said Little Airplane president, Josh Selig.

"This is a credit to our London studio and the wonderful work they have been doing there. We are looking forward to more European-based productions in the coming years. The talent base in Europe at the moment is extraordinary."

The Cartoons on the Bay Film Festival takes place from April 2nd to 5th in Portofino, Italy, with the awards ceremony on April 4th. It is the only international festival dedicated solely to animation.

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