“Puffin Rock” the cartoon series narrated by Boyle native Chris O’Dowd and produced by Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny based Animation Studio headed up by another Boyle native Paul Young, has been nominated for three Animation Awards.
The Annie Awards are the Annual American awards for accomplishments in animation. The nominations came for episode 59 of “Puffin Rock” which is entitled “The First Snow”
– Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children
– Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Puffin Rock Production Design: Lily Bernard
– Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production – Puffin Rock Writer: Davey Moore
The series follows the adventures of a young puffin named Oona and her little brother Baba as they explore their world. Puffin Rock is a co-production between Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin Books made with the support of the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen. It was premièred on RTE JR in January 2015 and Nick JR in May 2015. It got it’s worldwide release on Netflix in September 2015.
Earlier this year it scooped the Best New Series and Best Animated Series awards at the prestigious Kidscreen Awards in Miami.
The Annie Awards, will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.