Dai Tabuchi: Chuggington nominated for prestigious ‘Annie’ award

Date - 17 January, 2013, All News Awards Television

Dai Tabuchi plays ‘Hanzo’ in the children’s TV series of Chuggington, now nominated for Best Animated Television Production For Preschool Children at this year’s 40th Annual Annie Awards!

The ‘Annies’ are the highest honour given for excellence in animation. Each year, Annie Award trophies are awarded for the year’s best animated feature films, television programmes, video games and commercials. This year’s glamorous event will be held in Los Angeles in early February.

Over the years, the Annies have evolved from an inspiration to an honored tradition in the world of animation. Since the awards began in 1972, they have played a vital role in recognising animation’s biggest achievements.



Dai Tabuchi is one of the UK’s leading Japanese actors.

Notable screen credits include Ken Loach's The Angel's Share, Universal Pictures 47 Ronin, Shanghai, Bond:24 Spectre, Munich directed by Steven Spielberg and in most recently in television Good Omans for BBC/Amazon (2019 release).

Dai has built a reputation as an accomplished physical theatre actor working prolifically with the multi award winning theatre companies Gecko and Theatre Rites.

Theatre credits include The Overcoat at the Hammersmith Lyric, Rufus Norris' production of Tin Tin for the Young Vic and The Young and the Short and the Tall for Josie Rourke at the Sheffield Theatres.

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