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Lighthouse Studios Headline News

Ireland’s Lighthouse Studios Promotes Marc Jordan to Chief Financial Officer

Jordan’s first co-production deal sees France’s Gao Shan Pictures board new children’s animated-adventure series ‘Showtime,’ joining Ireland’s Dog Ears.

Competitive Festivals Events

MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival

Begins: March 7, 2024

The 23rd edition of the animation festival returns to Lisbon March 7 – 17 to present and promote the best international animated film; this year, the festival will celebrate the creative legacy of Irish animation. 

Business Headline News

Bento Box and Boulder Media Ink Multi-Year Agreement

The Ireland-based animation studio will provide production services to FOX Entertainment’s award-winning animation studio starting with Dan Harmon’s upcoming animated comedy ‘Krapopolis,’ executive produced and starring Jon Hamm.

Pub Crawls Rule Headline News

Bezos and Musk Face Off: Graham Jones Drops ‘Silicon Docks’ Trailer

A lockdown creation by artists seeking to preserve their sanity, the movie is a satirical, urban odyssey about the existential angst of some of America’s most famed tech moguls on a doomed Dublin pub crawl during the last days of the Trump presidency… what could be better?

The Road to Heaven Leads Through Hell ANIMATIONWorld

Traveling the Tough Road to Redemption in Lee Rogers' ‘Silent Song’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3:29pm

Animated by Bob Price, the 2D short matches the rich narrative and themes of darkness and light that suffuse the singer/songwriter’s entire ‘Gameblood’ album.  

An Owl Who Gives a Hoot! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Odo’ Helps Preschoolers Navigate a Difficult World and Believe in Themselves

The acclaimed 2.5D animated series, seen in 151 countries, has been nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon Announce ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy’ Box Set

Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.

Community Outreach and Support Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New AEF Grants

Nine educators from the UK, US, India, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands receive faculty grants, awarded annually to individuals or groups, providing support for research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in the field of animation.

In Space No One Hears You Render Headline News

Milk VFX Goes ‘Intergalactic’ for Sky

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:51pm

Visual effects studio delivers 850 shots across eight episodes of the sci-fi prison break drama, spanning complex planet and city environments, a spaceship crash, hyperspace travel, creatures, and character enhancements.

Virtual Talks Headline News

Tomm Moore Talks ‘WolfWalkers’ in Free INDAC Online Event

Set for January 18, the upcoming virtual discussion will feature a conversation with the director/producer of Cartoon Saloon and Apple TV+’s latest animated feature; submit questions via email to participate in the Q&A. 

Apple TV+ ANIMATIONWorld

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart Talk ‘Wolfwalkers’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:07pm

The directors of Cartoon Saloon’s stunning new animated feature discuss the film’s metaphorical look at Ireland’s wolves and folklore extinctions, tempering new ideas with old wisdom, and their ongoing love of hand-drawn 2D animation.

Business Headline News

Sky Signs Long Term DreamWorks Animation TV Series Deal

New partnership with NBCUniversal includes hundreds of hours of animated programming, including a number of first looks and exclusives for the network’s customers in Ireland and the UK.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

bRAND-WARD Taking Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ to the UK and Ireland

Licensing deal provides representing across all consumer products including toys, games, apparel and publishing. 

Business Headline News

Animation Accounted for 50% of Irish Production Spending in 2019

Last year, 39 Irish animation projects received a value of €372 million Section 481 tax relief, reflecting industry’s rapid growth.

Technology Headline News

Unity Technologies Acquires ArtEngine Creator Artomatix

Irish software company’s AI-assisted software helps 3D artists accelerate and streamline creative workflows.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Telegael

Strategic venture will allow India-based Toonz to increase in-house IP development as well as European production for global distribution.

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