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Monster Entertainment Close Chinese Distribution Deal with Jetsen Huashi
04 Dec 2017 | The Day Henry Met…? Is making its way to China, in a deal closed by distributor Monster Entertainment! The Day Henry Met has had a number of new SVOD deals recently, including being launched on Amazon and ComCast in the US by Kid Genius. 
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Oscar Buzz Continues to Build Around Cartoon Saloons' ‘The Breadwinner’
29 Nov 2017 | Irish Animation studio Cartoon Saloon have enjoyed an extremely successful festival run as the build up to the Academy Awards season has seen their Oscar contender, ‘The Breadwinner’ receive top awards at a host of festivals. 
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Deadline: WIT’s Springboard ‘Production Management for Digital Animation’ – Dec. 15th
29 Nov 2017 | Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programme are offering the opportunity to participate on their new Higher Diploma in Production Management for Digital Animation. 
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Foyle Film Festival Announces 2017 Light In Motion Competition Winners
27 Nov 2017 | The 30th Foyle Film Festival drew to a close last night, November 26th with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners in Derry. 
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Irish Animation Nomination at Emilie Animation Awards
27 Nov 2017 | Animation Ireland Members have been generous in their congratulations to Cartoon Saloon, but there is general disappointment that Irish animation did not receive more nominations 
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Monster Entertainment Close American Spanish Package Deal with Olympusat Ahead of MIP Cancun
14 Nov 2017 | Ahead of its first attendance at MIPCancun, Monster Entertainment has just closed a deal with Olympusat in the United States, which will lead too much of its catalogue being available in neutral Spanish. 
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IFTA Awards 2018 Submissions Deadline for Film & Drama: Friday, November 17th
13 Nov 2017 | Following what has been a strong year for Irish productions on screen, the Irish Film & Television Academy is accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama ceremony which celebrates the best of Feature Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. The Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday, November 17th. 
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Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner' takes home the Grand Prize at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival in Hollywood
26 Oct 2017 | The festival, which took place in the TCL Chinese Theatre last Friday, October 22nd also saw director Nora Twomey win the audience award. 
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More Good Emmy News for Irish Production Company
24 Oct 2017 | The good news for Irish Animation continues with the current International Emmy announcements. Singapore’s ONE Animation’s was nominated in the Best Kids Animation category for ‘Oddbods’, a show that was developed and written by Irish Development and Production Company Hot Drop Films. 
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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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