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Animex Talk! 2003

Ginger Gibbons, Grand Slamm Children's Films
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Having directed and designed many award-winning commercials, Ginger Gibbons of Grand Slamm Children's Films also produced three half-hour films in the Beatrix Potter series; The World Of Peter Rabbit & Friends™. These include: The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny, a multi-award-winning production, world-wide best-seller and Emmy nominee; The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle; and The Tale of Mr Tod & the Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit.

Ginger Gibbons

Ginger won a British Academy Award in 1992 as producer for Daumier's Law, and in 1996, Ginger made 4 half-hour films of Nick Butterworth's Percy the Park Keeper as director and producer. The first - One Snowy Night - won the Silver Pulcinella at Amalfi 1997. He has since completed a new series of 13 x 10-minutes of Percy the Park Keeper.

In 1997, Ginger produced a series of thirteen 10-minute films of Mick Inkpen's Kipper, which won the Jury Special Prize for Children's Films under 12 minutes at Annecy 1998, the BAFTA 1997-1998 in the category of Best Children's Animation and the Silver Pulcinella at Positano for Best Children's Series 1999. He went on to make a further 65 episodes.

He has produced and series-directed 26 short films based on Satoshi Kitamura's "Sheep in Wolves' Clothing", for HIT Entertainment PLC and the BBC, called Sheeep. Both Sheeep and Kipper were jointly nominated and short-listed for BAFTA 2001.

He is now directing two 26-minute episodes of "Bosom Pals", for Tiger Aspect and the BBC based on the paintings of Beryl Cook.

Over the past 2 years, Ginger has completed 39 x 15- minutes of Angelina Ballerina, for HIT Entertainment and ITV plus a 40min Cristmas Special. 'Angelina in the Wings' won the Silver Medal at the New York Festival 2001, and was in competition at Annecy 2002 and nominated for a BAFTA in 2002 in the category of Best Children's Animation.

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