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Jakers!…bags BAFTA

‘Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks’ has won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Series in the International Category. Crest Animation Studios (Crest) produced the computer-generated imaging (CGI) animation for ‘Jakers’. Crest has produced two series of ‘Jakers’, consisting of 26 and 14 episodes. It is currently producing the third series of 12 episodes.

The other nominees in this Category included ‘Atomic Betty’ (Breakthrough Animation and CiTV), ‘Black Hole High’ (Fireworks and Jetix) and ‘Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends’ (Absolute Pictures, Nelvana and Five).

‘Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks’ is a sophisticated, 3D, computer animated series that follows the adventure of a spunky 8-year-old pig named Piggley & his friends, Dunnun the Duck & Ferny the Bull, who live on a farm in Ireland.

The annual BAFTA Awards reach out not only to film and programme-makers whose expertise is recognised but also to children who are mobilised to vote for their favourite film via the BAFTA Kids’ Vote. This is done through a nationwide poll, which is promoted on CBBC and CiTV websites and supported by free screenings at 20 Cineworld sites as part of their Cineworld Movies for Juniors programme.

Speaking on the occasion, A. K Madhavan, CEO of Crest Animation Studios said: “It is a matter of great pride for us to be recognised for our quality of work by one of the most powerful body representing the British Film & Television Industry. We have won accolades for our work in the past through the Apsara Award for ‘Tenali Rama’ and a nomination for one of the most prestigious awards in the animation industry – the Annie Awards -for ‘Jakers!’. It is a special feeling though, to be one of the best amongst the international players.”