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THREE Annie Award Nominations for Brown Bag Films!

The 47th Annie Award Nominations have been announced with Brown Bag Films snagging three of the highly sought-after slots! Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum was nominated for two awards: Best Writing – TV/Media:  Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Episode: “I am Helen Keller” Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group Best TV/Media – Preschool: Xavier Riddle and the Secret... Read more...

Lighthouse Studios do major deals with Amazon Prime and Netflix!

Kilkenny based Lighthouse Studios second production If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Season 2 launched on Amazon Prime early Fall alongside a range of toys. Working with sister company Mercury Filmworks, Lighthouse Studios is nearing completion on the 52 x 11min episodes and is hugely proud of the work.  Lighthouse Studios have also been awarded The Cuphead Show, the... Read more...

New Short Animation by Brown Bag Films ‘Pins And Needles’ Now Online!

Written and directed by Brown Bag Films Dublin-based duo Kerrie Costello and Julien Celin, with music by Darren Hendley, ‘Pins and Needles’ tells the story of the new kid on the plot trying to fit in. This is the story of an outcast – a spiky cactus trying to make a friend it wonʼt hurt in a world full of ‘normal’ flowers. The... Read more...

Dream Logic Studio: The Christmas Letter premieres!

Narrated by Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Reader, Blackbird) and starring Irish actors Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander, Money Monster) and James Quinn Markey (Hole in the Ground), the 3D animation is written and directed by Kealan O’Rourke (The Boy in the Bubble, Emily the Strange, Danger Mouse). This beautifully animated half-hour film is a perfect family treat... Read more...

Animation Dingle is now going into its 8th year!

Animation Dingle commits to delivering the very best in Animation from Ireland and around the globe to our Animation Dingle Festival annually; delivering through conference, workshops, screenings and awards and in the spirit of sharing and supporting.  In 2019, guests from Pixar, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon,  joined with the BBC, RTÉ, and a wealth of industry... Read more...

Irish Studios nominated for the Kidscreen Awards!

And the Kidscreen Award nominees are… Winners will be announced at a special presentation event to be held during Kidscreen Summit in Miami on Tuesday, February 11. New categories this year include Best Short Film, Best Kids-Only Streaming Service and Best YouTube Channel. Here is the full list of nominees: PRESCHOOL PROGRAMMING Best new seriesWhere’s Waldo (DreamWorks Animation Television)Norman Picklestripes (Factory)Agent Binky: Pets of... Read more...

Women in Animation Ireland’s Creative Christmas party, in partnership with Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet & Screen Skills Ireland

In November 2019, Women in Animation Ireland held their annual Creative Christmas Party, in partnership with Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland. Once again, the event was a huge success, with a huge turnout from the animation.  This year’s event also featured a Frameworks panel discussion earlier in the day, where previous Frameworks Filmmakers joined us to discuss... Read more...

Giant Animation: YouTube Casts Cyberpunk Robin Hood Toon ‘Sherwood’

The full cast of voice star for animated YouTube Premium original series Sherwood has been unveiled ahead of its March 6 premiere. Inspired by the legend of Robin Hood, the CG adventure is set in a dystopian 23rd century London, where a 14-year-old hacker named Robin fights with a band of renegades to survive the city’s flooded streets and strident classism, and... Read more...