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The British Animation Awards has revealed the finalists for this year’s awards, which will be presented at BFI Southbank in London on 15 March 2018.

The bi-annual British Animation Awards celebrates the best of UK-grown animation, with entrants spanning the UK.

Previous winners have included Tim Burton, Nick Park, Simon Tofield, Harry Potter, Gorillaz and Martin Freeman, among others.

This year’s finalists are:

Best Long Form:

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt – Lupus Films Walker Productions and Herrick Entertainment

  • Ethel & Ernest – Lupus Films in association with Ethel & Ernest Productions, Mélusine Productions and Cloth Cat Animation

  • Revolting Rhymes – Magic Light Pictures

Best Voice Performance:

  • Scream Street King Niles – John Thomson as Niles Farr, Mayor Sir Otto Sneer & Hushmushtushlushfushi

  • Ethel & Ernest Ethel – Brenda Blethyn

  • The Amazing World of Gumball: The Choices Nicole – Teresa Gallagher

Best Children’s Series:

  • Shaun the Sheep: Karma Farmer – Aardman Animations

  • Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed: Screwtop in Love – Beano Studios

  • The Amazing World of Gumball: The Copycats – Great Marlborough Productions for Turner Broadcasting System

Best Pre-School Series:

  • Hey Duggee: The Tadpole Badge – Studio A.K.A. for CBeebies

  • Twirlywoos: More About Collecting – Ragdoll Productions & DHX Media for CBeebies

  • Sarah and Duck: Constable Quack – Karrot Entertainment for CBeebies & BBC Worldwide

Best Animation in a Commercial:

  • The Great British Bake Off – Blinkink for 4 Creative

  • James Wellbeloved: Mega City – Passion Animation Studios for AMV BBDO

  • BBC: The Supporting Act – Blink Ink for BBC Creative

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