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LONDON — George Miller’s “Happy Feet” bested competition from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Flushed Away” and “Bridge to Terabithia” to claim best feature film at this year’s Children’s BAFTA awards.
The awards, which recognize the best of U.K. and international children’s programming, named Aardman Animation best independent production company and “Charlie and Lola” best preschool animation show.
Nickelodeon’s global franchise “SpongeBob SquarePants” won the international category.
BBC kids drama “That Summer Day,” which told the story of the July 7 attacks in London for digital network CBBC, was named best drama, while the BBC also collected the best entertainment nod for “The Slammer,” a variety show set in a fictional prison in which inmates perform in front of an audience of children to secure their release.
BBC preschool channel Cbeebies was named channel of the year.
In the BAFTA/Electronic Arts film category — the only award of the night to be voted on by kids younger than 16 — “The Simpsons Movie” triumphed, while filmmaker Rosalind Peters, 14, won the Me and My Movie Award for the short film “Unwelcome Stranger,” about dealing with the realities of a broken home.
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