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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch!
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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch!
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Curb merchandising on children's TV, says shadow media minister

Labour's Helen Goodman says proliferation of products aimed at children is placing an intolerable burden on hard-up parents

Labour's shadow media minister Helen Goodman has called for curbs on merchandising by children's television programmes, insisting that the proliferation of products is placing an intolerable burden on hard-up parents.

Speaking at Tuesday's Westminster media forum, Financing Children's Media, Goodman called for "limits" to the "growth" of merchandising.

"Speaking as a parliamentarian I am not enamoured of ideas to liberalise rules and allow more product placement and merchandising. Governments are also responsible for preventing the economic exploitation of children," she said.

Goodman cited more lending from banks and tax breaks as ways to improve the funding of the children's TV sector.

Speaking after her speech, she added: "Parents do become quite tired of being pestered to provide things they might not be able to afford."

Goodman cited the examples of duvets for
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