The British Animation Awards 2024 – the winners

The winners of yesterday evening’s British Animation Awards at London’s BFI Southbank have been announced.

The big winner was Lupus Films’ hand-drawn animated feature film Kensuke’s Kingdom adapted from the classic adventure story by Michael Morpurgo about a boy shipwrecked on a seemingly-deserted island, won Best Feature, the Writers Award for Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Best Original Music for composer Stuart Hancock.

Lupus Films also won in the Best Long Form category for its hand-drawn Channel 4 animation Mog’s Christmas, which it shared with A Bear Named Wojtek, about Edinburgh Zoo’s famous brown bear who was adopted by Polish soldiers in WWII.

Elizabeth Hobbs’ The Debutante, about a spirited young woman who persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour, won Best Short Film.

The other winners

The Amazing Maurice – Best Voice Performance

The Great British Bakeoff 2023 – Best Animation In A Commercial

Late Nights – Best Music Video

Odo – Best Children’s Pre-school Series and Best Design

The Rubbish World Of Dave Spud – Best Children’s Series

The Tiny Chef Show – Best International Animated Series

Another Presence – Best Factual

Cortex – Best Undergraduate Film

The Wolf Of Custer – Best Postgraduate Film

Dead End: Paranormal Park – Children’s Choice

Beware Of Trains – Cutting Edge award

Blue Zoo storyboard artist Malachi James (below) won the Lamb Award

  • Two Gracious Uncles Smooched to the Beat won the Wildcard Award
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK “Change The Ending” won the Social Good Award

Congratulations to everybody involved in producing and creating the winning films and to all those who were nominated and only have a hangover to show for it this morning.

Source: Animation magazine