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Ireland's Salty Dog Pictures Headed to Bedrock

Dublin-based Salty Dog Pictures to provide overseas animation services for Warner Bros. Animation ‘Flintstones’ spinoff, ‘Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs!’

Irish animation studio Salty Dog Pictures has been selected by Warner Bros. Animation to work on a spinoff of the iconic animated series The Flintstones. The Dublin-based studio is providing overseas animation services for the new series, Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs!, which focuses on the lives of best friends Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble. They are joined by Pebble’s pet dinosaur Dino as they travel beyond Bedrock into the Crags, a vast land which is as dangerous and wild as the dinosaurs that inhabit it.

Commenting on the news that an Irish studio has been commissioned to produce the new series, John Phelan, chairman of Animation Ireland, said, “It is wonderful that Salty Dog Pictures, an Irish company, is involved in the re-introduction of these wonderful characters to a new generation across the globe. It is a testament to the quality of industry and the people who are employed here that another international company is seeking their services.”

Salty Dog Pictures most recently worked on Saturday Night Live’s animation ‘’The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special,” starring Tom Hanks, and is currently in development with its first animated sitcom, The Mooneys, a futuristic comedy about an Irish-American family who tried to make a new start on a moon colony. The studio has signed Pete Michels (The Simpsons) as director.

The studio was founded in 2013 by producing and directorial team Deirdre Barry and Clifford Parrot. Barry is chief executive and producer. She started her career in Los Angeles working on the Treacy Ullman-starring HBO show Tracey Takes On for a number of years and with feature film production company Overseas Filmgroup, before returning to Ireland in 2001 to work in both live-action and animation production.

Parrot began his animation career in Los Angeles where he wrote, directed, produced and animated projects for many studios including Disney, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Renegade Animation and Revolutions Studios. Parrot has worked with numerous clients including Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans and Dana Carvey.

Source: Animation Ireland