Irish Animation Awards Develop Amid Continued Progress & Creativity



Gingerbread Animation’s ‘House Chickens in House’ leads nominations for the 2019 Irish Animation Awards with seven nominations for writing, VFX, directing, sound design and the Youngsters Alternative Award.

The 2019 Irish animation Awards, happening on Saturday, March 23, are set to as soon as once more spotlight the brilliance and expertise of the Irish animation sector. This 12 months’s ceremony, which is hosted by animation commerce affiliation Animation Eire, has seen an enormous upsurge within the variety of entries and 4 new award classes.

Among the many nominations this 12 months are the 2 Oscar-nominated movies from Cartoon Saloon, The Breadwinner and Late Afternoon, in addition to nominations for beautiful digital actuality animations similar to Pink Kong Studios’ Aurora. Paper Panther’s The Fowl and the Whale and Brown Bag Movies’ Doc McStuffins Christmas Particular every picked up 4 nominations. Nonetheless, Gingerbread Animation’s House Chickens in House is manner out in entrance with seven nominations in whole.

In response to Animation Eire’s Business Chair Moe Honan, the awards this 12 months spotlight the continued progress and creativity within the sector. “Trying on the nominations you’ll be able to actually see the actually spectacular quantity of breathtaking work being produced in Eire in the intervening time. Eire’s place as one of many world’s finest places for animation is now firmly cemented,” he commented. “This 12 months we now have 4 new awards and our very onerous working judges have been extraordinarily busy with the variety of entries. There are 16 classes in whole and certainly one of our new awards is the Youngsters’ Alternative Award, with the winner being chosen by major faculty youngsters throughout the nation. One other new class is Greatest Newcomer, which exhibits the persevering with improve within the quantity of recent studios being arrange. The brand new award classes and the sheer quantity of entries replicate the substantial progress within the sector over the previous two years.’’

The biennial awards ceremony is sponsored by RTÉ, Display screen Eire, Animation Skillnet, Philip Lee, CelAction, Display screen Abilities Eire, Brophy Gillespie and Gorilla Put up.

Winners of every class will obtain a statuette designed by animator, movie maker and instructor Eimhin McNamara. The statuette resembles a Phenakistoscope which was an early animation system used to create an phantasm of movement.

Animation Eire is the commerce affiliation for Eire’s animation studios, representing 25 member studios who make use of greater than 1,500 individuals nationwide. The sector has seen meteoric progress lately, with the sector now producing over €100 million for the economic system yearly as Irish animation tasks are seen in over 120 nations worldwide.

The total record of nominees is proven beneath:

Greatest Animated Preschool Sequence (as much as 6 years)

Claude – Sixteen South
Doc McStuffins Christmas Particular – Brown Bag Movies
Pablo: Again and Forth – Paper Owl Movies
Pete the Cat: Sandcastles – Amazon/Cartoon Saloon/Surfer Jack
Vampirina: Going Batty – Brown Bag Movies

Greatest Animated Quick Movie

The Overcoat – Sean Mullen/ Large Animation
The Fowl and the Whale – Carol Freeman/ Paper Panther
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall/ Cartoon Saloon
The Wireman – Jessica Patterson/ JAM Media
Angela’s Christmas – Damien O’Connor/ Brown Bag Movies

Greatest Worldwide Quick Movie

All of the Issues – Chris Guyot & Paul McMahon
My Mom’s Eyes – Jenny Wright
The Masque of Blackness – Epoh Beech

Greatest Author for Preschool Animation (as much as 6 years)

Becca’s Bunch: Acorn King – Amy Stephenson & Shane Langan
Peek Zoo – Emma Hogan/ Dream Logic Studios
Claude – Ciarán Morrison & Mick O’Hara/ Sixteen South
Doc McStuffins Christmas Particular – Chris Nee, Brown Bag Movies
Mya Go Karting – Amy Stephenson & Shane Langan/ Piranha Bar

Greatest Author for an Animated Sequence

Vampirina: Residence Scream Residence – Chris Nee/ Brown Bag Movies
House Chickens in House: Meals Combat – Kristina Yee/Gingerbread Animation
House Chickens in House: Alpha Chuck – Mike Heneghan/ Gingerbread Animation
Transformers Cyberverse: Megatron Is My Hero – Peter Di Cicco/Boulder Media
House Chickens in House: Floofy Flibby Kiss-Kiss – Ciarán Morrison & Mick O’Hara / Gingerbread Animation

Greatest VFX as a part of Animated TV Sequence or Movie

Becca’s Bunch – Niall Mooney, Marc Bell, Mark Byrne/JAM Media
Mind Freeze three – Ian ‘Benjamin’ Kenny/ Kite Leisure, Turnip & Duck
House Chickens in House – Paul Ruttledge/ Gingerbread Animation
Cúl an Tí: Laoi an Lagáin – Lily Bernard & Cúl an Tí group/ Cartoon Saloon
Pete The Cat: Blackout! – Amazon/Cartoon Saloon/ Surfer Jack

Greatest Animation for Apps, Gaming and Interactive

Aurora – Pink Kong Studios
Eden Isle: Resort Paradise – Simteractive
Get Curious – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hungry Caterpillar Play Faculty – Touchpress
Pablo’s Artwork World Journey – Paper Owl Movies

Greatest Design and Artwork Course

The Fowl and the Whale – Carol Freeman/ Paper Panther Productions
Deposits-Trevor Courtney/ Igloo Animations
Becca’s Bunch: Legendary – Conor Finnegan, Francisco de Borja Espana Guillot, Niall Mooney, Rafa Diaz Canales/ JAM Media
Bernard Dunne’s Legendary Heroes – Hugh Farley & Ian Kenny
Cúl An Tí: Fé Blath – Ross Stewart/ Cartoon Saloon

Greatest Director of an Animated TV Sequence

Hazard Mouse – Aidan McAteer & Rob Cullen/ Boulder Media
Littlest Pet Store – Gillian Comerford/Boulder Media
Peek Zoo – Kealan O’Rourke/ Dream Logic Studios
House Chickens in House – Tommy & Markus Vad Flaaten/ Gingerbread Animation
The Day Henry Met – Gary Gill/ Wiggleywoo

Greatest Animation

Bernard Dunne’s Legendary Heroes – Hugh Farley & Ian Kenny
Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree – Tim Frost/ Ink & Gentle & Kinomind Movies
Pete the Cat – John Peavoy, Dave Ridges, John Walsh/ Cartoon Saloon
The Fowl and the Whale – Eimhin McNamara & Carol Freeman/ Paper Panther
Vampirina: Acrobat Boris – Matteo Ceccotti/ Brown Bag Movies Workforce

Greatest Music

Hazard Mouse: Melted – Sanj Sen and Dominic Lawrence /Boulder Media
The Fowl and The Whale – Chris McLoughlin/ Paper Panther Productions
The Doc McStuffins Christmas Particular – Dan Petty, Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis, Stuart Kollmorgen/Brown Bag Movies
Late Afternoon – Colm Mac Con Iomaire/Cartoon Saloon
Peek Zoo – Niall Byrne/ Dream Logic Studios

Greatest Sound Design

Angela’s Christmas – Steven Maher and Peter Blayney/ Brown Bag Movies
Hazard Mouse – Dominic Lawrence and Sol O’Carroll/ Windmill Lane
Pins and Needles – James Nolan/ Brown Bag Movies
House Chickens in House – Shane O’Toole, Barry Reid,Mark Fitzpatrick/Gorilla Put up
Transformers: Matrix of Management – Dominic Lawrence, Simon Fowl and Ryan Quinn/ Windmill Lane

Greatest Irish Characteristic Movie or Particular

Angela’s Christmas – Damien O’Connor/ Brown Bag Movies
Captain Morten the Spider Queen – Kaspar Jancis, Telegael
Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree – Katerina Vykhodtsev, Ink & Gentle
The Breadwinner – Nora Twomey, Cartoon Saloon

Greatest Newcomer

Each day Insanity
Paper Panther
Pink Kong Studios
Radii Animation
The Rusted Pixel

Youngsters’ Alternative Award For Greatest Preschool Animated Sequence

Claude – Sixteen South
Pete The Cat: A Groovy New Yr – Amazon Studios/ Cartoon Saloon
Little Roy: You’re what you eat – JAM Media
Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Gnome at Residence – Sixteen South
The Doc Mc Stuffins Christmas Particular – Brown Bag Movies

Youngsters’ Alternative Award For Greatest Animated Sequence (6-12 years)

Mind Freeze three – Kite Leisure/ Turnip & Duck
Hazard Mouse – Boulder Media
Littlest Pet Store: A World of Our Personal – Boulder Media
House Rooster in House – Gingerbread Animation
Transformers Cyberverse: Megatron is My Hero – Boulder Media

Supply: Irish Animation Awards

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