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The Breadwinner Continues Awards Season Success with Golden Globe Nomination

The Breadwinner continues its awards season success; landing a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. In what marks another great year for Irish talent on the international stage, Saoirse Ronan received a Best Actress nod for her role in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, marking the actress’s Golden Globe nomination, while Martin McDonagh’s Three Billlboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: December Update

Animation Skillnet had another busy quarter this Autumn/Winter with several courses on offer, as well as new initiatives, workshops and events aimed at upskilling and training for professional development within the Animation and VFX sectors for TV and Film. Commencing in the Autumn with an array of courses, the AS programme included, Storytelling and Screenwriting, Writing Comedy, Toonboom Harmony Rigging,... Read more...

Angela’s Christmas Trailer Released

Get yourself all warm and snugly and prepare to have all the feels with Angela’s Christmas trailer now online.  A big shout out to all the Angela’s Christmas production team who have worked so hard this past year, we are so proud of this fantastic short film! The half hour CG film is based on Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt’s only... Read more...

Doc McStuffins & Nella the Princess Knight nominated for NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards nominees have been announced and we’re delighted to see not one, but TWO of Brown Bag Films productions in the running! Doc McStuffins has been joined by Nella the Princess Knight in the Outstanding Children’s Program category alongside Free Rein, Project Mc² and Raven’s Home And the wonderfully talented Loretta Devine who voices Hallie in Doc McStuffins, has also been nominated for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. For the... Read more...

The Breadwinner to Premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018

Cartoon Saloon’s next animated feature film The Breadwinner, by director Nora Twomey, will have its eagerly anticipated general release for Irish and UK audiences on May 25th 2018, but will be premiered in February 2018 for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018. Watch The Breadwinner trailer here. The World Premiere of The Breadwinner at the Toronto International Film Festival in September... Read more...

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Creative Christmas 2017!

Women in Animation Ireland (WIA) are delighted to kick off the festive season with this year’s Creative Christmas Party together with Animation Ireland! The event is sponsored by Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet, and to be supported by Pegbar, Animation Art Show, Creative Animation Network, and AnimAI. Please mark the date in your calendars and spread the word – we... Read more...

All Critters Great and Small: Turnip & Duck Set to Produce Their First Original TV Series for RTÉjr

Animation Ireland members, Turnip and Duck will be producing their first original series Critters.TV for RTÉjr  in 2018, with support from the BAI and the Irish Film Board. The mixed-media series features animated Irish animals watching live action nature documentary footage and will be directed by Ian Benjamin Kenny. It is being produced in collaboration with their partners, Crossing The Line Films. Turnip & Duck... Read more...

Votes are Open at the European Animation Awards 2017

The first European Animation Awards gala ceremony will take place on December 8th 2017. Recognising and honoring the diverse talent in Europe, The European Animation Awards is proud to celebrate the entire European animation community and its contributions to the craft. Representing Ireland, are Cartoon Saloon with Puffin Rock, which was nominated for ‘Best Background and Character Design in a... Read more...

Ireland’s Ink & Light Films board as co-financing partners: Dandelooo Picks-Up Worldwide Rights To ‘Royale Sisters’

Paris-based production and distribution company Dandelooo has taken worldwide distribution rights –not including Spain, Ireland, Belgium and Canada– to Finland’s Pikkukala-produced animated series ‘Royale Sisters,’ currently in pre-production. Belgium’s Lunanime, which boarded Oscar-nominated ‘A Cat in Paris,’ and Ireland’s Ink & Light Films (‘Harry & Bip’) have boarded ‘Sisters’ as co-financing partners. The Producer of the Year at Toulouse’s Cartoon Forum... Read more...