Paper Panther Productions Scoops High Prizes at 2019 Irish Animation Awards

Paper Panther Productions scooped up three awards on the 2019 Irish Animation Awards, together with the inaugural Greatest Newcomer Award, and Greatest Animation and Greatest Design & Artwork Course for the beautiful ‘The Chicken and The Whale.’

The 2019 Irish Animation Awards ceremony was held in Dingle, Eire on Saturday, March 23, and the massive winner was Paper Panther Productions, which scooped up three awards, together with Greatest Animation and Greatest Design & Artwork Course for the beautiful The Chicken and The Whale. Paper Panther Productions additionally received the Greatest Newcomer Award, a brand new class launched this 12 months.

The glitzy occasion is organised by Animation Eire and is a serious spotlight within the international animation calendar, with this 12 months’s ceremony internet hosting giant delegations from Netflix, Disney, the BBC, Amazon Prime, Nickelodeon and lots of different worldwide manufacturing homes.

Among the many different main winners on the evening had been Cartoon Saloon for The Breadwinner (Greatest Characteristic) and Brown Bag Movies for Vampirina, which received Greatest Animated Preschool Sequence (as much as 6 years) and Greatest Author for an Animated Sequence.

Boulder Media and Windmill Lane’s Hazard Mouse was one other excellent success, bringing dwelling three awards for Greatest Director, Greatest Music and Greatest Sound Design. Nora Twomey, the Oscar-nominated director of Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner additionally got here dwelling with the distinguished Murakami Award.

“The night was an incredible success and as soon as once more highlights the vibrancy and expertise inside our sector. This nation actually punches above its weight with regards to animation and the variety of senior executives and producers from abroad who had been there final evening pays testomony to that,” stated Animation Eire chairperson Moe Honan commenting on the ceremony. “On behalf of animation Eire I want to say a really hearty congratulations to all of the winners. The extent of high quality this 12 months has been actually excellent from all of the entrants and it actually highlights the magnificent expertise of the animation sector in Eire.”

The awards this 12 months was the largest but for Animation Eire, with 4 new award classes and an enormous improve within the variety of entrants. There are 16 classes in complete, up from 12 in 2017, together with the brand new Youngsters’ Selection Award, with the winner being chosen by main faculty youngsters throughout the nation. One other new class is Greatest Newcomer, which in line with Honan, “reveals 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 development within the sector over the previous two years.”

The 2019 Irish Animation Awards had been sponsored by RTÉ, Display screen Eire, Animation Skillnet, Philip Lee, CelAction, Display screen Expertise Eire, Brophy Gillespie and Gorilla Submit.

Winners of every class obtained a statuette designed by animator, movie maker and trainer 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 development in recent times, with the sector now producing over €100 million for the economic system yearly as Irish animation initiatives are seen in over 120 nations worldwide.

The total checklist of winners of the 2019 Irish Animation Awards is proven under:

Greatest Animated Preschool Sequence (as much as 6 years)

Vampirina “Going Batty” – Brown Bag Movies

Greatest Animated Quick Movie

The Wiremen – Jessica Patterson/ JAM Media

Greatest Worldwide Quick Movie

All of the Issues – Chris Guyot & Paul McMahon (USA/IRL)

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

Becca’s Bunch “Acorn King” – Shane Langan & Amy Stephenson

Greatest Author for an Animated Sequence

Vampirina “Dwelling Scream Dwelling” – Chris Nee/Brown Bag Movies

Greatest VFX as a part of Animated TV Sequence or Movie

Area Chickens in Area – Paul Rutledge/Gingerbread Animation

Greatest Animation for Apps, Gaming and Interactive

Aurora – Pink Kong Studios

Greatest Design and Artwork Course

The Chicken and the Whale – Carol Freeman/Paper Panther Productions

Greatest Director of an Animated TV Sequence

Hazard Mouse – Aidan McAteer/Boulder Media

Greatest Animation

The Chicken and the Whale – Eimhin McNamara & Carol Freeman/Paper Panther

Greatest Music

Hazard Mouse “Melted” – Sanj Sen and Dominic Lawrence/Boulder Media

Greatest Sound Design

Hazard Mouse – Dominic Lawrence and Sol O’Carroll/Windmill Lane

Greatest Irish Characteristic Movie or Particular

The Breadwinner – Nora Twomey/Cartoon Saloon

Greatest Newcomer

Paper Panther Productions

Child’s Selection Award For Greatest Pre-College Animated Sequence (as much as 6 years)

The Doc Mc Stuffins Christmas Particular – Brown Bag Movies

Child’s Selection Award For Greatest Animated Sequence (6-12 years)

Area Chickens in Area – Gingerbread Animation

Murakami Award

Nora Twomey, Cartoon Saloon

Supply: Irish Animation Awards

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