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A Common Sense Seal for Magic School Bus Rides Again!

“Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.”-Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Brown Bag Films are thrilled to share that their original Netflix series The Magic School Bus: Rides Again has been honoured with a Common Sense Seal. Common Sense Seals recognize movies and TV series/specials that offer families an exceptional media experience, and mark shows with the potential to spark... Read more...

Doc McStuffins Nominated for a Producers Guild Award!

Knock knock! The Doc is IN! The Producers Guild of America has announced nominees for all theatrical motion picture and television series for the 2018 PGA Awards, and we’re delighted to see Doc McStuffins make the cut! Doc McStuffins (Season 4) has been nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category alongside Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2017, School of Rock (Season 3), Sesame Street (Season 47), and SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 10, Season 11). The winners of... Read more...

UK kids TV gets US$81M funding injection: What’s next?

UK broadcasters, children’s media lobbyists and producers weigh in on their government’s new contestable pilot fund for the production and distribution of original homegrown children’s TV content. The UK Government is moving forward with its 2016 proposal to inject up to US$81 million (£60 million) in production and distribution funding over three years to bolster locally produced original children’s TV... Read more...

Brown Bag Films and Jam Media Named in Top 10 of Kidscreen’s Hot50 List!

Brown Bag Films and JAM Media have been named in the Top 10 Production companies of 2018 by Kidscreen. JAM Media claimed 7th place while Brown Bag Films were awarded the top spot. This impressive feat saw the animation company beat heavyweight animation and production studios’ Cartoon Network, Entertainment One and The LEGO Group. Two-time Hot50 production runner-up 9 Story Media... Read more...

Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special ANGELA’S CHRISTMAS to Premiere in Ireland this Christmas on RTÉ One

Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, is pleased to announce that its animated holiday special, ANGELA’S CHRISTMAS will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20 pm, as part of the broadcaster’s festive lineup. It will also receive a second broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50 pm. The film received an... Read more...

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...