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Introduction to Writing for Children’s Animation In Ireland

Free online event for new entrants from all backgrounds to learn about writing for children’s animation Animation Ireland is delighted to support the Introduction to Writing for Children’s Animation In Ireland event, organised by Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Cartoon Saloon, Brown Bag Films and 9 Story Media Group. The event is co-funded through the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund. ... Read more...

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Brenda Chapman – IFTA Skills in Focus

IFTA’s latest Skills in focus event (in association with Screen Skills Ireland) will see the first woman to ever direct a feature animation and the first to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Brenda Chapman, in conversation. Brenda will reflect on her career at Disney, Dreamworks, and Pixar and shares her early influences and the threads that connect to... Read more...

Cardel and Joseph Wallace reunite with Sparks for new Edgar Wright Documentary which Premiered at Sundance 2021, now in cinemas in Ireland!

Animation Director Joseph Wallace has created animated sequences for ‘The Sparks Brothers’ a new feature documentary film by Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver). The film follows five decades of the iconic American pop-rock band Sparks and the founding brothers Ron and Russell Mael, drawing on archive, animation and interviews to bring their story to... Read more...

Brown Bag Films ‘Wild Kratts’ wins the Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award!

Brown Bag Films are thrilled to share that Wild Kratts has won the first-ever Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award presented at this year’s 2021 Canadian Screen Awards! Check out the Kratt Brothers video acceptance speech here! The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award was developed for the CSAs with the goal of celebrating great Canadian content for kids, and to give those... Read more...

Doc McStuffins Wins 2021 NAMIC Vision Award!

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) have announced the winners of the 2021 NAMIC Vision Awards and we’re delighted to announce that Brown Bag Film’s Doc McStuffins has won Best Animation! The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic and multicultural viewing audience. “Programmers and storytellers playing a pivotal role... Read more...