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Top kids’ licences win big at Children’s BAFTAs

The Clangers, Paddington and Minions are among a line up of leading children’s licenses to celebrate a win at this year’s Children’s BAFTAs.

The annual ceremony, celebrating the year in children’s TV and entertainment, took place at the Roundhouse in London on Sunday, November 21st.

Among those welcomed to the stage to collected the much coveted award during last night’s proceedings were a number of leading children’s properties, including the blockbuster movie Minions and revered children’s TV edutainment series Horrible Histories.

Stop motion animated series, Clangers scooped an award in the Pre-school Animation. A co-production between Coolabi Productions, CBeebies, Smallfilms and Sprout and produced by Factory, Clangers relaunched on June 15th this year to critical acclaim.

Meanwhile, Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball picked up the BAFTA in the animation category, while Universal’s Minions movie took the accolade in the Film category.

Gaming phenomenon Minecraft scooped the accolade in the Game (Kids’ Vote) category, while Paddington stood victorious in the Feature Film line-up.

Finally, Horrible Histories’ Jessica Ransom took home a BAFTA in the Performer category for her role as Mary, Queen of Scots in the children’s historical TV series.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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