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Netflix Acquires Nora Twomey Led 'My Father’s Dragon' from Cartoon Saloon
06 Nov 2018 | Netflix has announced that Nora Twomey & Cartoon Saloon’s new animated feature film ‘My Father’s Dragon’ will feature as part of the streaming sites animated event programming for international kids and family viewing. 
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Nora Twomey Receives Inaugural VIEW Visionary Award
01 Nov 2018 | The Irish director has been honoured at Italy’s View Conference 2018 for her contribution as an artist, animator and visual storyteller. 
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Kavaleer Productions 'Kiva Can Do!' S2 Commissioned by Nick Jr. for International Channels'
30 Oct 2018 | Nick Jr. has given the greenlight to Kavaleer Productions for the second season of ‘Kiva Can Do!’ with plans to distribute it internationally. 
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Academy Award Winning Animator Tim Allen to Attend Dublin Animation Film Festival
24 Oct 2018 | Boulder Media has announced that Tim Allen will be giving a Special Masterclass at the Dublin Animation Film Festival in Dun Laoghaire. 
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Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner' Nominated for EFA European Animated Feature Film 2018
23 Oct 2018 | The European Film Academy has selected Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated film ‘The Breadwinner’ as one of the four nominees for the European Animated Feature Film Award 2018. 
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NIS launches Foundation Academy for Animation
22 Oct 2018 | Animation is a major growth area in the creative industries in Northern Ireland; in response to the high demand for skills and local talent, Northern Ireland Screen has launched a Foundation Academy for Animation. 
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Mark Kermode Presents Cartoon Saloon with Cinemagic Leading Light Award
22 Oct 2018 | Film Critic, Broadcaster and Musician, Mark Kermode returned to Cinemagic for his annual Film Night with a special screening of Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner' - his movie of choice for this year's Cinemagic audiences. 
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Animation Ireland Opens Call for Entries to the Irish Animation Awards
17 Oct 2018 | Animation Ireland, the representative body for animation studios in Ireland, has announced that entries are now open for the 2019 Irish Animation Awards. 
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Creative Europe MEDIA Announces Television Programming Funding Presentation
16 Oct 2018 | Creative Europe MEDIA has announced a special event focusing on its TV Programming Scheme in the IFI this October. 
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RTÉjr Commissions New Christmas special 'Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree'
15 Oct 2018 | Fresh from their Cartoon Forum nomination for ‘Cartoon Producer of the Year’, Irish animation company Ink and Light are now gearing up for the Christmas premiere of their latest project. 
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Boulder Media & IADT Launch New Animation Graduate Programme
12 Oct 2018 | IADT & Boulder Media have announced a new Animation Graduate Programme, which launched in September 2018. 
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Screen Ireland Receives €2 Million Budget Increase for 2019
10 Oct 2018 | Screen Ireland has welcomed the €2 million increase to its 2019 budget and the extension to Section 481, the Irish tax incentive for the film and television industry, until 2024. 
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Screen Ireland Welcomes Continued Government Commitment to the Irish Film, Television and Animation Industries
09 Oct 2018 | Screen Ireland has welcomed the extension to Section 481, the Irish tax incentive for the film and television industry, announced by Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue, TD. 
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"Major step towards doubling funding for arts, culture and creativity" - Minister Madigan Announces €339 Million Budget Package for 2019
09 Oct 2018 | The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced additional funding of over €36 million for her Department in 2019, an increase of 12% on 2018 allocations. 
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RTÉ Announce New Line-up for RTÉjr Season Schedule
04 Oct 2018 | RTÉjr has announced its line-up of programming for the new season, including a new talent show with Donncha O’Callaghan, plus animation, science and travel series. 
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9 Story Distribution International win Investor/Distributor Award at Cartoon Forum
20 Sep 2018 | The Irish based distribution company was awarded one of the three Cartoon Tribute prizes at the forum in France last week. 
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Animation Ireland Chairman Calls for Tax Relief
14 Sep 2018 | John Phelan has called on the current government to extend tax relief for the sector in Section 481 of the Finance Act beyond 2020. 
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Three Irish Animated Projects to Pitch at Cartoon Forum
13 Sep 2018 | Three Screen Ireland-supported animated TV projects will pitch at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, one of the world’s largest pitching and co-pro forum for animated television. 
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Cartoon Saloon's 'Wolfwalkers' Acquired by Apple
12 Sep 2018 | Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, has confirmed that Apple have bought the rights to new animated film ‘Wolfwalkers’ 
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Salty Dog Pictures to Work on Flintstones Spinoff Series
29 Aug 2018 | The Dublin animation company, Salty Dog Pictures is providing overseas animation services for the new spinoff of the famous Flintstones cartoon. 
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