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New Kids Series from Meangadh Fibín to Air on RTEjr
23 Oct 2017 | ‘Mr Mender and The Chummyjiggers’, is a new 26 part pre-school puppet series produced by Galway based award winning children’s production company, Meangadh Fíbín for RTÉjr. 
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Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Puffin Rock’ is nominated for International Emmy Kids Awards
18 Oct 2017 | Announced at MIPCOM this week, the kids’ animated series, narrated by Chris O’Dowd, is nominated in the Kids: Preschool category, and is produced by Cartoon Saloon / Dog Ears / Penguin / Netflix. 
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Monster Entertainment’s ‘The Day Henry Met..’ expands to Italy
17 Oct 2017 | The Day Henry Met continues its global sales success with Italy’ s public national broadcaster, RAI having picked up the hit pre-school show for Free TV in Italian-speaking territories. 
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9 Story Media Group Rebrands Toronto Studio to Brown Bag Films
17 Oct 2017 | 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that its Toronto animation studio is being rebranded ‘Brown Bag Films’ while 9 Story Media Group remains the parent company. 
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STI and Animation Skillnet announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Symposium 2017
04 Oct 2017 | Screen Training Ireland, and Animation Skillnet announce the Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship 2017/18. To coincide with the launch of the Graduate Traineeship Programme for the Irish Animation and VFX sectors there will be a two day symposium full of exciting talks and masterclasses in the area of animation and VFX, which will take place in the Morrison Hotel Dublin on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of October. 
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Animation Ireland's Pre-Budget Submission to Minister for Finance
02 Oct 2017 | Animation Ireland submitted its Pre-budget Submission for 2017 to the Minister for Finance earlier this month. 
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Sixteen South’s New Preschool Comedy to Launch on RTÉJr
29 Sep 2017 | ‘Wildwoods’ is Sixteen South’s latest live-action puppet comedy series created by the Belfast-based BAFTA Company of the Year. The show is for 4-7 year olds and chronicles the unlikely friendship between a gentle giant Sasquatch and a feisty little Sugarglider will premiere on Monday, October 9th. 
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Brown Bag Film’s ‘Vampirina’ Set for Disney Debut
29 Sep 2017 | ‘Vampirina’ is set to make its debut simultaneously on both the Disney Channel and Disney Junior this Sunday, October 1st. 
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RTÉjr Unveils New Autumns Schedule for children’s Radio, TV & Digital
27 Sep 2017 | RTÉjr today announced its slate of young children’s programming for the new season, with documentaries, entertainment, comedy, and nature series across television, radio and digital featuring the stories and diverse experiences of young children from nearly every county in Ireland. 
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Screen Training Ireland announce Career Traineeship with Cartoon Saloon
27 Sep 2017 | Screen Training Ireland, Young Irish Filmmakers and Animation Skillnet, on behalf of Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB), are collaborating with international award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon to offer a Career Traineeship for the role of Animation Studio Assistant. 
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Paper Owl Films Set to Launch New Children’s Series ‘Pablo’
25 Sep 2017 | The series was created and produced by Belfast-based company, Paper Owl Film, with the animation being done by Dublin-based company Kavaleer. 
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Nickelodeon take rights to Kiva Can Do
21 Sep 2017 | The deal was facilitated by distributor, Lacey Entertainment. 
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Monster Entertainment Sells ‘Brewster’ to Multiple Territories
19 Sep 2017 | Monster Entertainment have sold brand new Irish children’s animation ‘Brewster the Rooster’ to a number of major broadcasters ahead of its planned launch at MIP Junior in October. 
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Northern Irish VR Experience RETNE launches on Steam
10 Aug 2017 | Actor Michael Smiley voices the character of Lil Mo for the project, the tour guide bringing users through VR Land to visit magical attractions and complete quests to unlock hidden secrets. 
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Animation Skillnet to host Workshop with ‘Toy Story’ & ‘Monsters University’ Animator Mark Oftedal
09 Aug 2017 | The one-day workshop will focus on achieving a “cartoony” style and runs on Friday, August 18th from 09.30-17:00 in the Guinness Enterprise Centre. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 15th. 
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Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme
01 Aug 2017 | The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop their own ideas with support from established animation companies, and is supported by the Screen Fund and British Film Institute. 
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Pulse College to launch Springboard+ Animation Certificate
25 Jul 2017 | Twenty-five places are now available on the course for unemployed applicants who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. 
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Channel 5’s Milkshake! to air Cartoon Saloon series ‘Puffin Rock’
25 Jul 2017 | The animated series is set to air on the channel following a deal with Hoho Rights, who hold international rights in all territories bar China. 
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Michael Dudok DeWit, Director 'The Red Turtle' to Attend Dublin Animation Festival
19 Jul 2017 |  
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Registration Now Open for CARTOON Forum 2017
15 Jun 2017 | The largest European market for animated TV projects runs from September 12th-15th in Toulouse, and is supported by Creative Europe. 
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