Irish Animation Awards Call for Entries

Irish Animation Awards at Dingle! Celebrating the outstanding talent of Irish Animation, VFX and Gaming Industries. The second Irish Animation Awards will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle. Kindly sponsored by Irish Film Board and RTÉ , this is Animation Ireland’s biennial awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have... Read more...

Harry and Bip wraps production

  Production has completed on Harry & Bip, a new animated comedy series for pre-schoolers. Produced by Ink & Light in Ireland and Muste ja Valo in Finland, the show airs on RTÉ 2 from 12th December and on Finland’s YLE in early 2017. The 15×2 minute series follows the exploits of Harry and Bip, two over-enthusiastic penguins who will... Read more...

Annie Nominations Announced – ‘Puffin Rock’, ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show’ & ‘Wander Over Yonder’ Nominated

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Puffin Rock’ is nominated in three categories Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children, Outstanding Achievement – Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production & Outstanding Achievement – Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production. Brown Bag Films‘... Read more...

Egmont signs publishing deal for JAM Media’s Little Roy

JAM Media has signed a global publishing deal (excluding North America) with Egmont Publishing for Little Roy. A hybrid of live action and animation, Little Roy airs on both CBeebies and CBBC in the UK and follows the everyday adventures of five-year-old Roy O’Brien, as his cartoon abilities and enthusiasm cause mayhem. Egmont’s publishing programme for Little Roy includes TV... Read more...

Minister Humphreys announces economic analysis of Irish TV, film and animation sector

Animation Ireland welcome the Minister Humphreys announcement of an economic analysis of  Irish TV, film and animation sector. The study will examine the economic impact and potential of the Irish film, TV and animation sector. Animation Ireland had called on the Government in their 2016 pre-budget submission to ‘commission an economic analysis of the current value of the audio visual industry in Ireland, to assess the scale, strengths and contribution of the sector in terms of economic activity and employment levels and its potential to expand further.’ in their 2016 Pre-Budget Submission. Following an open tender process, Olsberg SPI... Read more...

“Ana the Pirate” Sails the World

Telegael(Ireland), Discreet Art (India) and Areavisual/La Mar Media (Colombia) sign agreement to co-produce 52 x 7 minute animated pre-school series “Ana The Pirate” at MipCom 2016. The partnership, facilitated by Kreiworks Australia, is the first co-production between the three companies. A short pilot series of “Ana Pirata”, which was created in Colombia, currently airs in Spanish language on Discovery Kids... Read more...

9 Story Media to open Dublin-based-distribution-operation

9 Story Media Group  announced that it has launched a new international distribution operation,9 Story Distribution International Ltd. based in Dublin, Ireland and housed at Brown Bag Films’ flagship animation studio. The launch of 9 Story Distribution International Ltd. builds on 9 Story Media Group’s global expansion efforts, which began with the acquisition of Brown Bag Films last year. 9... Read more...

Dublin Animation Film Festival Award Winners Announced

Dublin Animation Film Festival took place on Saturday 22nd in the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire. The Festival  is the only festival in Ireland that is dedicated completely to showcasing animated films. It hosted a Q & A  with Academy Award Nominee Duke Johnson after the screening of his animated feature ANOMALISA, followed by the awards. The winners are as follows... Read more...

News from MIPCOM 2016

  Tánaiste  Frances Fitzgerald visited the 17 Irish companies exhibiting at MIPCOM, the world’s largest entertainment content market in Cannes where she witnessed the signing of a co-production agreement between Galway company Telegael, Audiovisual and La Mar Media from Colombia and Discreet Art from India. The agreement will see Telegael produce a series of 52×11 minute animated programmes called Ana Pirata... Read more...

Peter Rabbit & Go Jetters Nominated for Children’s BAFTA Award 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the British Academy Children’s Awards 2016. Two Irish productions received nominations, Brown Bag’s ‘Peter Rabbit’ is nominated in the International category & Giant Animation and Boulder Media’s ‘Go Jetters’ in the Preschool – Animation category. The Children’s BAFTA Awards honour the very best in children’s media. ‘Go Jetters’ follows... Read more...