Animation Ireland welcomes new Film Regulations to support further development in the audio visual sector and the extension of 481 to 2024

Animation Ireland are pleased to welcome the new Film Regulations to support further development in the audio visual sector alongside the extension of the Section 481 tax incentive from 2020, to 2024. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD today welcomed new film... Read more...

Directors In Animation: Aidan McAteer’s Deadly cartoons

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Aidan McAteer is an award-winning director, animator, and writer. He’s best known for animating high profile TV shows such as Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, Ben and Holly and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.  Aidan directed on the comedy action BBC series Danger Mouse, the Emmy nominated Oddbods and... Read more...

Directors In Animation: Bronagh O’Hanlon’s spark of inspiration

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Bronagh O’Hanlon is a director, creator, and character designer at Brown Bag Films. She is currently working as the creator and Series Director of the popular TV show, Sadie Sparks, a co-production for the Disney Channel. Bronagh’s credits include Sadie Sparks (2018-2019), Doc McStuffins (2012-2017), Henry... Read more...

Irish Animation Talent to Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Animation Ireland would like to extended a huge congratulations to Louise Bagnall (Late Afternoon), Nuria González Blanco (Late Afternoon), Gerry Shirren (Song of the Sea) on their invitations to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in their branches of animation and short films. The invitations demonstrate the continued success for Irish talent, as three Irish invitees received... Read more...

Global Ambition: Introducing Irish Animation to GAFX Benglaru

Irish Animation and storytelling was on full show at Bengaluru’s GAFX Conference 2019 (21st -23rd June) . The three day conference is India’s most prominent and largest annual event for Games, Animation & Visual Effects Industry hosted by Government of Karnataka and organized by ABAI. Alongside delegates from Australia, USA, UK and Italy, Sheila de Courcy (IRL), Creative Specialist &... Read more...

Animation Ireland’s Chair, Moe Honan is elected onto new Board of Animation In Europe- the Federation Of European Producer Associations

Animation in Europe, a super-union of animation producer associations across the continent, convenes three times a year. During its meeting at last week’s Annecy Festival, the federation’s general assembly elected its board for the next two years. Philippe Alessandri (Watch Next Media, France) remains as chairman, a role he has held since the federation was set up. Annemie Degryse (Lunanime,... Read more...

The art of JAM Media’s animation on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1

Listen to the latest interview with JAM Media on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1JAM Media is a large animation company with offices in Dublin and Belfast.They supply cartoons to Netflix, Nickelodeon, Amazon, BBC, and many others.JAM Media’s creators – John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton – explain to The Business how they got into animation. LISTEN TO THE FULL... Read more...

Animation Podcast: Directors In Animation – Andrew Kavanagh can do!

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Andrew Kavanagh is the CEO and Founder of Kavaleer Productions, and an award-winning writer, director and producer. Kavanagh founded Kavaleer in 2001, and is the creator and executive producer of popular shows like Garth & Bev, Wildernuts, and Kiva Can Do! A passionate advocate... Read more...

India’s Toonz Media buys majority stake in Galway’s Telegael

Galway-based animation company Telegael has received a new backer in the form of India’s Toonz Media Group. Toonz has acquired a majority stake in the Emmy-winning production house, with which it already has a number of co-productions. Set up in 1988, Telegael employs the services of up to 350 staff, including fulltime and contract workers. It co-produces animated and live... Read more...