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Nominations announced for Irish Animation Awards 2017



Date Posted: March 14, 2017

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland talent nominated at this year’s Irish Animation Awards. Presented by Animation Ireland during the Animation Dingle festival on Saturday 25th March, the awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries.

A list of the Northern Ireland nominees can be found below:

Best Animated Preschool Series (up to 6 years)

  • ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ – Sixteen South Production Team
  • ‘Little Roy’ – JAM Media Production team
  • ‘Puffin Rock’ – Maurice Joyce: Director

Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series

  • ‘Danger Mouse’ – Peter Lewis
  • ‘Roy’ – JAM Media Production team
  • ‘Wander over Yonder’ – Peter Lewis: Producer, Gillian Comerford: Director, Pete Slattery: Animation Director

Best Writer for Preschool Animation (up to 6 years)

  • ‘Doc McStuffins: Welcome to McStuffinsville’ – Chris Nee, Kent Redeker
  • ‘Octonauts: The Great Swamp Search’ – Stephanie Simpson
  • ‘Puffin Rock: The First Snow’ – Davey Moore, Sara Daddy

Best Animation for Apps and Gaming

  • ‘Her Majesty’s SPIFFING’ – Production Team, William Barr & Alan Martin
  • ‘The Little Acre’ – Pewter Games Production Team
  • ‘Little Roy’s Wonder Doodler’ – Niall Mooney: Director, Will Wivell: Animator

Best Design / Art Direction

  • ‘Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes’ – Ian Benjamin Kenny
  • ‘Octonauts’ – Stephen O’Connor‘
  • ‘Puffin Rock’ – Lily Bernard, Stefano Scapolan

Best Director of an Animated TV Series

  • ‘Danger Mouse’ – Rob Cullen
  • ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ – Tim Harper, Colin Williams
  • ‘Little Roy’ – Alan Shannon

Best Animation

  • ‘Puffin Rock’ – Animation Team
  • ‘The Day Henry Met a Camera’ – Gilly: Director, Susan Broe: Producer, Andrew Dawson: Animation Director
  • ‘Two by Two – Oops! The Ark Has Gone’ – Moetion Films Animation Team

For more information on the Irish Animation Awards, click here.

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