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Screen Training Ireland & Animation Skillnet announce Animation & VFX Graduate Traineeship and Symposium 2017

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Symposium 2017. To coincide with the launch of the Graduate Traineeship Programme for the Irish Animation and VFX sectors there will be a two day symposium packed full of exciting talks and masterclasses in the area of animation and VFX which will take place in the Morrison... Read more...

Animation Ireland makes five recommendations to Minister for Finance in its 2017 Pre-budget Submission

  Animation Ireland submitted its Pre-budget Submission for 2017 to the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe, Michael McGrath TD and Pearse Doherty TD.  Acting as the voice of the Animation sector, Animation Ireland’s core objective is to establish Ireland as a creative centre for Content & Technology by focusing on growth, developing an innovation culture and creating competitive advantage for members.  The Irish animation... Read more...

Powerful and enthralling storytelling that marvels the eyes- The Breadwinner has it all

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland hosted a sneak preview of  Nora Twomey’s  directorial feature debut, The Breadwinner which was screened in The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin this week. The Breadwinner is the latest feature from the Academy-Award-nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, and was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. The BAI screening in the Lighthouse Cinema was the... Read more...

Something’s brewing for Monster Entertainment and Salty Dog Pictures!

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has sold new animated series Brewster the Rooster to a number of broadcasting partners, including ABC Kids (Australia), YLE (Finland) and Good TV (Taiwan). Produced by Salty Dog Pictures, Brewster the Rooster follows the adventures of six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster as they discover the answers to questions all kids ask. The toon premiered on Ireland’s RTE on July... Read more...

‘Kiva Can Do!’ but Kavaleer Productions just do it better!

Nickelodeon International has bought the rights to Kiva Can Do!, the latest animated series, featuring a colorful, multi-textured animation style, produced by Kavaleer Productions. The Nick Jr. deal covers Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines for both pay and free TV; and the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India,... Read more...

Piranha Bar: Ready Steady Pitch! @Cartoon Forum-10:45am in the Purple Room

The Monster Trucks In a world inhabited by machines on wheels, the Monster Trucks are nocturnal heroes led by Trackula who hold out against the Monster Truck-hating Van Hellsing, leader of a vast corporate entity controlling the lives of ordinary trucks diesel, parts, roads and anything Truck-related. If he could just harness the power of the moon like our Monster... Read more...

Kite Entertainment +Turnip & Duck: Ready Steady Pitch! @Cartoon Forum- 3pm in the Pink Room

Brain Freeze High In a post-truth world where facts and scientific knowledge are no longer valued, an elite group of 8 year olds are chosen to attend the most high-flying science school in the known universe – Brain Freeze High! Floating high above the clouds and led by the gifted Doctor Knowles and her not-so-gifted sidekick Professor McCork, Brain Freeze... Read more...