Animation sector welcomes extension of critical tax relief

Animation Ireland, the organisation representing Irish animation studios, has welcomed the extension of the critical Section 481 tax relief beyond 2024 which will safeguard the future of the sector. The tax relief has been crucial in attracting global animation, film and television companies to produce content in Ireland. Commenting on Animation Ireland’s appeal to the Government, Chief Executive Ronan McCabe... Read more...

Monster Entertainment sells 5 animation series into the US in advance of their launch at MIP Jr

Monster Entertainment will launch 5 new animation series at MIP Jr and has already made deals to  place them all with US broadcasters. The Charlie Shepherd Show has been picked up by Kidstream  while Fia’s Fairies, Storytime with Ms. Booksy, Zizi and Hannibal and Once Upon… My Story have all  been picked up in a pre-emptive pre-market swoop by Condista’s... Read more...

Awards, festivals and theatrical releases for Lighthouse Studios

It’s been an eventful Q2 at Lighthouse Studios what with festivals, awards and cinematic debuts. El Deafo, the three-part mini-series which Lighthouse produced for partners Apple TV+, was awarded the highly coveted theme prize at this year’s Prix Jeunesse in Munich in the same week the first episode screened at Annecy as part of the Official Selection 2022. The dust... Read more...

ALT Animation & Taunt Studios complete production on Mimi’s World

ALT Animation and TAUNT Studios have recently completed production of Mimi’s World, an exciting new mixed media series featuring an inspirational childminder on a mission to help kids to be confident, kind and inclusive and to take ownership of their emotions. The show was commissioned by Milkshake! and is currently airing every weekend morning at 9am.  The series was produced... Read more...