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Three Irish Animation Projects Set to Pitch at Major Animation Finance Forum

Cartoon Forum, one of the world’s leading pitching and co-pro forum for animated TV projects, is currently underway in Toulouse, with three Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland-supported projects — Cartoon Saloon’s Silly Sundays, Mutiny Group’s Birdie and Pictor Productions’ Flix — pitching at the event. For 3 days, Irish producers will pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 38 countries. Silly Sundays,... Read more...

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Cartoon Forum 2018

CARTOON FORUM 2018: Pitching & co-pro event – TV series 10 – 13 Sep 18 Toulouse (France) Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 38 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 753 series found financing, representing a... Read more...

Yabba dabba doo! Irish studio to work on Flintstones spinoff

A Dublin animation company has entered into a deal with Warner Brothers to work on a new spin-off of the iconic Flintstones cartoon. Salty Dog Pictures is providing overseas animation services for the new series, Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs! Producer Warner Brothers has commissioned it to make 24 episodes, which is about half of the series. The low-profile company recently worked... Read more...

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...

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Animation Day at the Galway Film Fleadh! with WIA and sponsored by Animation Ireland & Animation Skillnet

Women in Animation, Animation Ireland & Animation Skillnet join forces to host a meet-and-mingle brunch as part of the Galway Film Fleadh’s Animation Day. Come swap cards, share ideas, and make plans with your comrades in animation. Where? Black Gate Cultural Centre When? Sunday 15th July; 12pm – 1:30pm All are welcome Drinks and nibbles provided Sponsored by Animation Ireland and Animation... Read more...