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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...

Animation Dingle: Murakami Award 2021

The 2021 recipient of the Murakami Award was Robert Cullen, founder and creative director of Boulder Media.  The Murakami Award recognises significant achievement in the field of animation.  The award was presented to Robert by Ethna Murakami at Animation Dingle’s first virtual festival, with the awards ceremony streamed live on YouTube on the 25th March. Since its inception in 2000,... Read more...

Youtube Kids Animation Dingle Student Award 2021 Winners Announced!

This year’s Virtual Animation Dingle presented by JAM Media took place throughout this week; delivering an incredible lineup of guests and speakers and is brought to you from a virtual Dingle including the iconic Dick Mack’s Pub, the Phoenix cinema and usual Animation Dingle haunts.   Attendance was high and energetic with over 2,500 participants at the Festival across all the... Read more...

RTS Ireland Television Awards announces Nominees for 2021

RTS Ireland is delighted to announce that Dara Ó Briain will be among those recognised in the inaugural RTS Ireland Television Awards 2021. Dara will receive the BAI Outstanding Contribution Award and nine other award winners will be revealed in a programme to be broadcast at 11pm on Virgin Media One on Tuesday March 30th, presented by Muireann O’Connell. 27... Read more...

Virtual Animation Dingle Goes Global

Tucked away in the most westerly point of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way, lies Animation Dingle in Dingle Town, presented by Jam Media. No stranger to guests and celebrities, Dingle welcomes strangers to its shores.  Animators gather annually in Dingle town to be part of this unique, boutique festival.  Animation Dingle, run in partnership with Screen Ireland, prides itself... Read more...

Irish Animation Studios Celebrate a Winning Year

Ireland’s animation studios are experiencing a major creative and commercial boom. With Cartoon Saloon’s acclaimed feature Wolfwalkers dominating the headlines and competing in the Oscar feature race once again, Irish animation is in the spotlight once again. We had the chance to speak with Andrew Byrne, Screen Ireland’s Project Manager for Animation and TV Drama to find out more about the recent growth... Read more...

Oscars 2021: Irish film Wolfwalkers nominated as best animated feature

Cartoon Saloon’s fourth nomination puts Kilkenny studio in race with Pixar’s Soul Wolfwalkers, made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, has been nominated for an Oscar. Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers, produced in Kilkenny, has been nominated as best animated feature for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards. This is the Irish studio’s fourth nomination in the category and, locked... Read more...

Cormac Slevin is promoted to Head of Production for Lighthouse Studios

Cormac Slevin’s recent promotion to Head of Production is the latest in a string of strategic hires and promotions at Lighthouse.  With over 30 years of experience in the animation industry, Cormac first joined the studio back in 2017. It was early days for Lighthouse back then, and Cormac was actually one of the very first crew members. He has... Read more...