The second bi-annual Irish Animation awards took place over the last weekend during Animation Dingle in Ireland. Here, Irish animation studio JAM Media lapped up as many as four awards.
JAM’s hit series Roy won both the Kids’ Choice best animated series and the best writer for an animated series awards.
Meanwhile, the studio’s spin-off pre-school series Little Roy earned the best director of an animated series trophy for Alan Shannon while JAM’s fourth award was won by Little Roy’s Wonder Doodler app in the best animation for apps and gaming category.
In other categories, Lily’s Driftwood Bay from Sixteen South won the award for best animated pre-school series; Chris Nee and Kent Redeker jointly took home the best writer award for pre-school animation prize for their work on Brown Bag Films’ Doc McStuffins: Welcome to McStuffinsville (Disney Junior) and Boulder and Giant Animation’s Go Jetters (BBC Worldwide) won for best VFX in an animated series or film.
Other winners included Cartoon Saloon’s Puffin Rock,, Wiggleywoo’s The Day Henry Met… and Boulder Media’s Danger Mouse, produced for Fremantle Media Kids & Family.
Sponsored by RTÉ Jr, the Irish Film Board and Philip Lee, the Irish Animation Awards recognize the top creative talent within the country’s animation, VFX and gaming industries.