Ireland’s Ink & Light Films board as co-financing partners: Dandelooo Picks-Up Worldwide Rights To ‘Royale Sisters’

Paris-based production and distribution company Dandelooo has taken worldwide distribution rights –not including Spain, Ireland, Belgium and Canada– to Finland’s Pikkukala-produced animated series ‘Royale Sisters,’ currently in pre-production. Belgium’s Lunanime, which boarded Oscar-nominated ‘A Cat in Paris,’ and Ireland’s Ink & Light Films (‘Harry & Bip’) have boarded ‘Sisters’ as co-financing partners. The Producer of the Year at Toulouse’s Cartoon Forum... Read more...

Monster Entertainment Closes Latin American Spanish Package Deal Ahead of MIP Cancun!

Ahead of its first attendance at MIPCancun,  Monster Entertainment has just closed a deal with Olympusat in the United States, which will lead to much of its catalogue being available in neutral Spanish, including new shows, Brewster the Rooster (Commissioned by RTE and also recently up by ABC Australia, YLE Finland and JY Animation China), Misho and Robin (Picked up... Read more...

Monster Wraps Production on ‘I’m A Fish’ Animation Series

Monster Entertainment completed production on its latest children’s animation series , I’m A  Fish, which is now ready for delivery! I’m A fish is Monster Entertainment’s third ‘I’m A…’ series, following the two very successful series ‘I’m A Creepy Crawly’ and ‘I’m A Monster’, both of which were bought by ABC in Australia, Discovery Networks in Singapore, YLE Finland, DRTV... Read more...

Telegael Co-Produce Ireland’s First Ever Feature Stop-Motion Film-‘Captain Morten And The Spider Queen’

Post-production on Captain Morten And The Spider Queen is nearing completion in Telegael’s stop-motion studio in Galway. This is the first ever feature film to be animated in stop-motion in Ireland. It is a co-production between Telegael (Ireland), Nukufilm (Estonia), Grid VFX (Belgium) and Calon (UK). “Captain Morten And The Spider Queen” has taken three years to complete. Its voice cast... Read more...

Animation Skillnet & Screen Training Ireland Announce a Digital Production Mentoring Fund

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are launching an international Mentoring Fund for VFX, Animation and other forms of digital production. This initiative will offer professionals at all levels and in all digital disciplines an opportunity to avail of mentoring supports or to engage a mentor at key stages in their professional development. The mentor or mentoring arrangement can be... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios Awarded €30,000 Production Bursary & ADIFF “Immersive Stories: Conference & Exhibition” Announced

€30,000 Production Bursary Awarded and Immersive Stories: Conference & Exhibition curated by Eoghan Cunneen of Lucasfilm announced for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018 Creative Director Aoife Doyle and Producer Niamh Herrity of Pink Kong Studios alongside writer Denis James Ryan were together awarded a bursary to a value of €30,000 by ADIFF, Screen Training Ireland & Audi Ireland... Read more...

Brown Bag Films’ Vampirina Reaches 28 MILLION Views!

Brown Bag Films’, Vampirina premiered on Sunday, October 1st  and with only two weeks into the show, the batty Vee swooped onto Disney Channel and Disney Junior where the series had already amassed nearly 28 million Total Views! The simulcast launch with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel and Disney Junior ranked as the preschooler platform’s #1 series premiere in close to... Read more...

9 Story Media Group Rebrands Toronto Studio Brown Bag Films!

In October this year, 9 Story Media Group were pleased to announce that its Toronto animation studio is being rebranded Brown Bag Films while 9 Story Media Group remains the parent company. Also housed under the 9 Story Media Group umbrella is the company’s distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International. 9 Story Media Group acquired Dublin and Manchester based Brown Bag... Read more...

VR Storytelling with Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences at Oculus VR- Dublin, Nov 6th 2017

Animation Skillnet with support from Animation Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are delighted to host a talk by Colum Slevin (Head of Experiences at Oculus VR) on VR Storytelling. The talk will take place on Monday 6th November from 6.30pm-8pm in The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin. Colum Slevin oversees the experiences group for... Read more...