Travails on permanent repeat at RTÉ Ad competition, licence fee evasion and ascent of Netflix complicate life at Montrose

It’s the summer lull before the repeats die down, new shows launch, old ones return and the holiday fill-ins come off air. At RTÉ’s campus in Donnybrook, work continues on a new entrance, open area and parking spots. Construction hoardings and debris have become common sights at Montrose, as the campus adjusts to its smaller size and completes what RTÉ calls “sales-enabling projects”.... Read more...

Talent excellence, global success and staff shortages…Ireland’s female animation leaders on the industry highs and lows

With the animation industry in Ireland experiencing strong growth in Ireland and internationally, four women in the industry discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the sector today. Moe Honan, Chairman Animation Ireland Chairman of Animation Ireland and founder of Moetion Films Moe Honan started working in animation just under 20 years ago. She found that she naturally gravitated towards the... Read more...

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Five key things to know about the animation industry in Ireland

Ireland’s animation industry has undergone substantial growth in the last decade, now employing between 1,500 – 2,000 people across the country. Here are five key things you need to know about the industry, which has become a firm fixture in our digital and creative economy. One: Players & Representation Some of the main players in the industry in Ireland include... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios are shortlisted for the VR Awards 2018!

Dublin based animation studio, Pink Kong Studio’s VR film AURORA was shortlisted for the VR Awards 2018 which will take place in London later in the year. Created by Aoífe Doyle, Niamh Herrity & Denis James Ryan and produced at Pink Kong Studios, Aurora is Ireland’s first original animated VR short film, and continues to earn mass acclaim since its premiere at the... Read more...

Giant Animation premieres ‘The Overcoat’ at the Galway Film Fleadh

The Overcoat will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on 14th July as part of the Irish Talent: New Shorts Six program in the Town Hall Theatre at 12pm. The Overcoat is a warm and unique animation about an office worker that saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand. Starring Cillian Murphy and... Read more...

JAM Media lines up multimillion toy deal: New kids’ show Becca’s Bunch to premiere on Nick Jr

Irish-made pre-school TV series Becca’s Bunch is to premiere tomorrow on Nick Jr UK as its Dublin creator, JAM Media, finalises a lucrative global toy deal based on the character. Likely to be signed in the next month, the multimillion toy deal will be Jam’s first in its 18-year history of making hit children’s TV series for the international market.... Read more...

Animation Ireland welcomes Government plan for animation and film industry

Animation Ireland have issued a statement welcoming the ‘Audio-visual Action Plan’, which was launched by Minister Josepha Madigan TD, Minister Heather Humphries TD and Minister Denis Naughten TD this morning (Wednesday 27th June) in Dublin. The plan focuses on making Ireland an international hub for film, television and animation production. Animation Ireland Industry Chairperson John Phelan said; ‘’Animation welcomes the... Read more...

Minister Humphreys leads 4-day joint Enterprise Ireland / IDA Ireland trade mission to USA with Animation Ireland

Animation Ireland attended a four day mission to Los Angeles lead by Heather Humphreys T.D Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland,  supported by the Irish Film Board. The Irish animation industry was the main focus of the mission, aiming to connect 15 Irish companies in this dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to many of the largest... Read more...

Irish Animation continues to thrive: Animation Ireland and member studios attend Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2018

  Irish animation studios continue to hold international recognition and influence in Annecy this June. The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is renowned as the world’s largest festival dedicated to animation, taking place in the picturesque town of Annecy, south east France 11th – 16th June.  This year, Animation Ireland held a distinct presence in Annecy at the Mifa animation... Read more...