Cartoon Network Studio’s “Camp Lazlo” took three Pulcinella awards at the 10th annual Cartoons on the Bay, the international competitive fest dedicated to animated TV series that wrapped Sunday on Italy’s Amalfi coast.
With kudos for TV series for children, best TV series and character of the year categories fest jury called ‘Lazlo’ “a sweet, naïf optimistic character with universal appeal,” and “a laugh-out-loud comedy.” Techniques are drawing and computer 2D flash.
“Pocoyo” from Spain’s Zinkia Entertainment took nods for best TV series for pre-school and best European program categories. Jury called the computer 3D series “beautifully designed” and “developmentally appropriate.”
Best TV series for all ages went to Blighty shingle Pesky for “The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers!” — a computer 2 D flash comedy.
Action and adventure kudos went to Gaul’s Method Films for “Skyland.” Awarded for its “innovation” and “outstanding production,” series mixes drawing, computer 3D and motion capture techniques.
Best pilot of TV series went to “Little Kingdom” from Blighty’s Astley Baker Davies; short film nods went to “The Tell Tale Heart” from Teuton’s HFF-Potsdam Babelsberg and Best TV special went to the stop motion “A Very Barry Christmas” produced by Canada’s Cuppa Coffee.
Fest’s only non-US or Euro winner was South Korea’s “Day Dream” produced by Korea’s national human rights commission. “Dream” won best education and social program.
Broadcast live for the first time via webcam, fest director Alfio Bastiancich told Daily Variety the fest events were see by 220,000 viewers in 60 countries.