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Boulder Media Hits the Big Time – and the Silver Screen!

Boulder Media – which currently employs a crew of 170 – is delighted to be ramping up its hiring significantly to support its growing production pipeline. To house the expanded team, Boulder will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer in Sandymount, Dublin 4. The Studio’s expansion will support a growing slate of entertainment around Hasbro brands... Read more...

Animation Bootcamps 2017

Animation Skillnet in collaboration with Boulder Media, and with support from the BAI, are running a series of Animation Bootcamps from Monday 22nd May to Friday 23rd June 2017. Details: Each Bootcamp will involve one week of specialist training in a key area of animation production delivered by an industry professional from Boulder Media or another animation studio. Each Bootcamp... Read more...

Irish Animation Award Winners 2017

  The second biennial Irish Animation Awards, held in Dingle last weekend.The packed room in The Skellig Hotel, Dingle included representatives from Amazon Prime, Disney, the BBC and Netflix as well as representatives of the many animation studios in Ireland. Other winners included Boulder Media’s Go Jetters for Best Visual Effects (VFX) as part of an Animated TV Series of Film, Vincent... Read more...

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Irish Animation Awards

Animation Ireland are delighted to invite you to the Irish Animation Awards in Dingle This is Animation Ireland’s second 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 25th of March 2017. We are delighted to... Read more...

Irish Animation Awards – Nominations

Animation Ireland are delighted to announce the nominees for the second Irish Animation Awards. The awards, sponsored by RTÉ Jr, The Irish Film Board & Philip Lee, will take place in Dingle on Saturday March 25th. The Irish Animation Awards was created to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries.... Read more...

3 Irish Features pitched at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie took place last week in Bordeaux, France. Three projects from Ireland were pitched at the 2 day pitching event intended to create a synergy between producers, investors and distributors of feature-length animation films. Meet the projects Wolfwalkers – Cartoon Saloon Directors – Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart Synopsis : In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves... Read more...

Monster Ent sells Ink & Light’s ‘Harry & Bip’ to Disney & SRC

Disney has picked up newly completed animation series ‘Harry & Bip’ from distributor Monster Entertainment for its CEMEA channels. Monster Entertainment has only very recently picked up distribution rights for the newly completed animated series and has also sold it to SRC for French-speaking Canada. ‘Harry & Bip’ is a new non-verbal CGI comedy series about two energetic young penguins who are all about... Read more...

Lighthouse Studios launches in Kilkenny through partnership between Cartoon Saloon and Canada’s Mercury Filmworks

Kilkenny, Ireland-Based Studio to Create 140 Jobs and develop Animated Children’s and Family Television Entertainment, for Multiplatform Global Distribution Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada’s most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse Studios.  The joint venture, supported... Read more...

Irish Animation Awards Announce a NEW category for “Best Irish Feature & Special”

Irish Animation Awards Announce a NEW category for “Best Irish Feature & Special” This year we see the second Irish Animation Awards taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle. With the growing success of animation throughout the international arena the Irish Animation Awards are delighted to announce the introduction of a new category... Read more...

Animation Dingle start the search for the ‘Young Animator Of The Year’

  Animation Dingle are delighted to announce their sponsorship with Disney Channels UK & Ireland. With Disney Channels UK & Ireland, Animation Dingle has started the search for the ‘Young Animator Of The Year’. Secondary school students are invited, from all over Ireland, to submit their short animations for entry to the national YAOTY awards. A Disney Channels executive will... Read more...