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Irish Film Board funding six animated projects

Irish Film Board

Irish Film Board

Six ani­ma­tion projects are among the pro­duc­tions just approved to share in fund­ing from the Irish Film Board.

Among the stu­dios to ben­e­fit is Brown Bag Films, which is up for a children’s BAFTA this week­end for its car­toon series Octo­nauts. It’s won devel­op­ment sup­port for The Wooden Sword.

Boul­der Media has been given money for the ani­mated fea­ture film Astrid Sil­ver­lock & the Staff of Virtue, sched­uled for release next year.

Another ani­mated fea­ture film to gain sup­port is Igloo FilmsThe Boy in the Bub­ble. Nar­rated by actor Alan Rick­man, it fea­tures a 10-year-old boy who falls in love for the first time.

The money will aid another year of sus­tained activ­ity for the Irish ani­ma­tion, film and TV indus­try, said Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey. The announce­ments demon­strate the strength of the Irish film and TV indus­try despite the reces­sion, he added.