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3rd Irish Animation Awards, Dingle 29th March 2019

Animation Ireland’s 3rd Irish Animation Awards This is Animation Ireland’s third awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The awards will take place at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel on Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. Home to the Dingle Film Festival and Animation Dingle for the last 7 years, Dingle provides us with the... Read more...

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Kidscreen Summit 2019!

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. Read more...

Turnip & Duck and Daily Madness join forces for Critters TV

Meet the native wild animals of Ireland as you’ve never seen them before – at home, with their feet up, watching wildlife documentaries on TV. This is the premise behind Critters TV, Turnip & Duck’s new series currently in production and due for broadcast on RTÉjr in late 2019. The 15 x 11′ comedy series for 4-8 year-olds fuses 2D character animation... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Late Afternoon’ shortlisted for Academy Award!

Cartoon Saloon has been nominated for yet another Oscar nomination! Louise Bagnall’s short film Late Afternoon, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short. Ten films were shortlisted from all over the world and the final nominations will be announced in January. Commenting on the news, James Hickey, Screen Ireland Chief Executive said: “I’m really delighted to... Read more...

Ink & Light’s ‘Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree’ premieres on RTEJr for Christmas!

Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree is a new animated special premiering this holiday season on RTEJr. The film is produced by Ink & Light and Kinomind Films, commissioned by RTEjr, with support from Screen Ireland and the Lithuanian Film Centre. Its an adaptation of the picture book of the same name, directed by Katerina Vykhodsteva the film will roll out... Read more...

Brown Bag Films makes Kidscreens Hot50!

Kidscreen announced its HOT50 companies for 2018, ranking the most happening companies in kids entertainment, and for the second year in a row Brown Bag Films/ 9 Story Media Group has been ranked the NUMBER ONE production company! 9 Story Distribution International also snagged the number one spot in the Distribution category, making it a double win for 9 Story Media Group! BBF... Read more...

The Breadwinner wins four awards at the 2018 Emile Awards!

Cartoon Saloon and Director Nora Twomey’s debut animated feature, The Breadwinner, won four major accolades at the 2018 Emile Awards in Lille, France, including Best Direction, Best Storyboarding, Best Character Animation and Best Background and Character Design. The Breadwinner tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana, who gives up her identity to provide for her family and to try to save her father’s... Read more...

Wiggleywoo: When Henry found fame- Ireland’s latest animation success!

Remember the name – Irish animator Gary Gill is one to watch, thanks to his hit cartoon and new book, ‘The Day Henry Met’, writes Marie Toft. It was on Killiney Beach in Dublin when animator Gary Gill’s baby son Henry was learning to talk, that the inspiration began for the delightful The Day Henry Met animation series. “Henry was about... Read more...

Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special, Angela’s Christmas, Launches on Netflix on Friday, 30 November

Academy Award®-nominated Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, has announced that its animated holiday special, Angela’s Christmas, is coming to Netflix from Friday, 30 November. The half-hour CG film is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela told him as a child. In 1997 McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling memoir, Angela’s... Read more...