1. Famous Fred
  2. Famous Fred
  3. Famous Fred

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  1. Famous Fred

Famous Fred

Based on the children’s book by Posy Simmonds. A mischievous kitten called Fred grows up to be feline singing superstar. However a case of cat flu threatens to cut short his musical career.



Direction: Joanna Quinn
Producer: John Coates & Catrin Unwin
Executive Producer: Paul Madden
Voices: Lenny Henry, Tom Courtney, David Robb, Joanna Quinn.
Music: Danny Chang
Lyrics: Nigel Crowe
Date: 1996
Length: 25mins

A TVC production for S4C & Channel 4

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1997 BAFTA UK for Best Childrens Animation
1997 Annecy Festival, France - Grand Prix for Best TV Programme
1997 Silver Elephant- Best Animated Film ICYP Film Festival, India
1997 Espinho, Portugal- Best between 13 - 26 mins.
1998 The New York Festival’s- Gold World Medal Best family Special
1998 The New York Festival’s- Grand prize for Family Entertainment
1997 Nomination for Academy Award, USA
1998 Chicago Int. TV Competition, USA Silver Plaque
1998 Short list for European ‘Cartoon D’Or’
1999 British Animation Award - Best Children’s film
2001 Moon Child festival, Switzerland - Best Childrens’ Film