New Feature: Rangle Connecting Productions with Crew

Rangle is a brand new service for production companies and crew dedicated to providing an easier way to check crew availability. Rangle don’t do the hiring, but simply check who might be available for your production, maximizing your time and budget….. Just makes things easier for everyone. Rangle is changing the landscape of how companies connect with available crew. Animation... Read more...

Irish studios are set for Miami! Kidscreen Summit 2018

Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet members will be representing Ireland and their studios at the Kidscreen Summit 2018, in Miami next week (Feb 12-15th 2018). Animation, games, VFX and film studios specialising in children’s media visit the event each year with the aim to build their business by networking with nearly 2,000 international leaders in all sectors, and engage in... Read more...

Nora Twomey’s, ‘The Breadwinner’ and Brown Bag Films’ ‘Octonauts’ Win Annie Awards!

Following on from their recent Golden Globe & Oscar nominations, Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner picked up another award at the 45th Annie Awards on Saturday 3rd February. The Irish animation, which was directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie was awarded ‘Best Animated Feature – Independent’. The award marks the first time a solo female director has won in... Read more...

Oscar nomination for Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner!

Cartoon Saloon have received their third Oscar nomination for their latest film – The Breadwinner. Director Nora Twomey will travel to Los Angeles for the upcoming Academy Awards on March 4 along with others from the studio. “On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: new courses announced for February 2018!

  Animation Skillnet have announced their latest training workshops and courses for early Spring 2018. Focused on providing subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. Animation Skillnet run high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and as organising and supporting professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.... Read more...

Animation Ireland Celebrates Sheila de Courcy’s Contribution to Irish Children’s Television

Animation Ireland hosted an evening of celebration to honour and thank Sheila de Courcy for her continuous support to the Irish animation sector during her time as the Head of Children’s Content in RTÉ. Members from the animation sector that were in attendance included, Ger O’Rourke and Andrew Fitzpatrick (Monster Entertainment), Paul Young (AI Chair/ Cartoon Saloon), Gary Timpson (Kavaleer), Cathal Gaffney (Brown... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios get IFTA nomination for ‘Best Animated Short’

Pink Kong Studios are set for a bright 2018 after receiving an IFTA nomination for their touching short film, Departure. There had been a huge buzz about Pink Kong Studios ever since the enterprising duo of Aoífe Doyle (Creative Director) and Niamh Herrity (Producer) got the ball rolling on the project all the way back in 2014. Delivering original, high-end animated... Read more...

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...