Cartoon Saloon’s animated feature Wolfwalkers picked up the award for Best Film at the IFTA’s

The IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which aired tonight on Virgin Media, saw Northern Irish actress Nika McGuigan posthumously awarded an IFTA, Normal People picked up nine awards, and Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated animated feature Wolfwalkers picked up the award for Best Film. McGuigan won Best Actress Film for her performance in Wildfire, which was in post-production when the actress sadly passed away.... Read more...

11 Irish companies set to pitch at Cartoon Forum!

A big congratulations goes out to the 11 Irish animation projects selected for CARTOON Forum 2021! Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects that will take place from 20 to 23 September, 2021 in Toulouse, France.  The Irish companies selected are: Kavaleer Productions Daily Madness Cardel Entertainment Pink Kong Studios Wiggleywoo Treehouse Republic Sixteen South Ink... Read more...

Next Generation Animation – Funding Investment Announced for 10 New Innovative Animation and High-Concept Storytelling Projects

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is delighted to announce the 10 animation company recipients of the Animation Concept and Innovation Fund, in partnership with Animation Ireland. The funding, part of a Support Package for the Animation Sector made available by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, will invest €400,000 in innovative, high-concept development and business growth opportunities with a maximum... Read more...

WOLFWALKERS WINS BIG AT IRISH ANIMATION AWARDS

The Oscar-nominated film Wolfwalkers from Kilkenny studio Cartoon Saloon was the big winner in this year’s Irish Animation Awards, (Friday 21st May) coming away with four awards in total, including Best Irish Feature or Special. This year’s event was broadcast live online and was hosted by Irish TV and radio star Baz Ashmawy. Dublin studio Kavaleer came away with three... Read more...

Baz Ashmawy to host this year’s Irish Animation Awards

Animation Ireland has announced that broadcaster Baz Ashmawy will host the 2021 Irish Animation Awards on Friday May 21. The biennial awards ceremony is the premier event in the Irish animation calendar and this year’s will take place virtually. Once again, the awards show will highlight the brilliance and talent of the Irish animation sector. Among the nominations in the... Read more...

Wolfwalkers wins five Annie Awards

Wolfwalkers, the new animated adventure from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, has won five prizes at the Annie Awards in the US, with the Irish company also honoured for its work on another production, There’s a Monster in my Kitchen. A co-production with Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, Wolfwalkers won the Best Direction Annie Award for its Irish filmmakers Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart and also took... Read more...

Irish Animation Awards nominees announced as event goes virtual

The nominees for the 2021 Irish Animation Awards have been announced today (Wed 14th April) by Animation Ireland, the trade association for Irish animation studios.  The biennial awards ceremony will take place virtually for the first time on Friday 21st May.  And will once again highlight the brilliance and talent of the Irish animation sector. The 2021 Irish Animation Awards... Read more...

Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation will be led by Animation Ireland

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland has appointed Animation Ireland as the lead organisation to manage the establishment of a Talent Development Academy for Animation, an initiative to create and expand opportunities for diverse and regional talent on a national level. Addressing innovation, skills development and sectoral growth, the Academy is the result of additional stimulus investment for animation provided by the Department... Read more...

Brown Bag’s Annie Award Nomination for Xavier Riddle: Best TV/Media Preschool

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for its 48th Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation! Brown Bag Films are over the moon to see Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum snag a nomination in the Best TV/Media – Preschool category for the hour long special ‘I am Madam President’! In ‘I Am Madam President’, Xavier’s sister Yadina Riddle... Read more...

ENTERTAINMENT ONE Greenlights New Preschool Series

KIYA ABOUT A NEW SUPERHERO WHO SAVES THE DAY WITH MARTIAL ARTS AND DANCE  The Series Originating from South Africa for Kids 3-6 Years Old Will Debut Across Multiple Formats on Disney Jr and Disney+ Globally, Alongside France Télévisions. London, UK – February 25, 2021 – Pow! Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio, has greenlit a new series for pre-schoolers... Read more...