Magpie 6 Media is a creator studio and our strength is making family friendly media. We both originate and produce animated, live action, online and literary media. The Studio was founded in 2009 by wife and husband team Christina O’Shea and Clifford Parrott.
Coming from the Graphic Design and Fine Arts world, Christina has been in the animation industry since 2002, producing, managing, and filling in creative roles on many of the studio’s projects. Having been in the industry for many years, Clifford is an award winning animator who first learned his animation chops in Los Angeles based studios such as Disney, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and Revolution Studios. He directed and/or produced animated shorts for notable clients such as Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans and Dana Carvey.
On the creative side, the studio co-produced the 26 hour series “The Travels of the Young Marco Polo” (2D and CGI) and the 26 x 11 minute preschool series “RockaBye Island (Inis Spraoi)” (The first Irish TV series to be produced in Toon Boom Harmony). The studio adapted a children’s story written by Cliff into a 26 x 7 minute 2D preschool series “Brewster the Rooster”. The studio is always in development. Currently we are working on a digital stop motion preschool animated series, “The Wee Littles” and a 2D/3D animated feature film, “Bonobo Joe – Mars Calls” – both supported by Screen Ireland and RTÉ. We are also developing a live action teen drama “The Strand” and a dramatic live action feature film “The Wild Atlantic Way,” and many other projects.
In regards to service work, the studio has produced distinguished series such as season 01 of Cartoon Network-Adult Swim’s “Hot Streets”, WB’s newest version of the Flintstones, “Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs!” and assisted Bento Box’s production on Saturday Night Live’s animated charming holiday family film, “The David S. Pumpkin Halloween Special”. Magpie 6 Media produced Disney’s “Phineas & Ferb’s Ready To Rock” music video, Disney X’s “Kick Buttowski Online” and ESPN’s “Slappy Boo” promotions. The studio generated and produced 80 x 2’ animated preschool Disney interstitial shorts including the “Walrus-Duck ABC’s” “Rhyme Time with Higgins” and the “Professor Owl’s Class” series.
Magpie 6 Media is located on Ireland’s beautiful west coast and has access to an additional 5% on its section 481-tax incentive making for a generous 37%.