Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Irish animation firm Boulder wins Emmy

The burgeoning Irish animation industry got another boost as a children's series was honoured at a prestigious US awards ceremony.

Dublin-based Boulder Media received the animation award for series 'The Amazing World of Gumball' at the International Emmy Kids Awards in New York.

Using 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting, the series follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Gumball and his family in the "weird and wonderful" little town of Elmore.

Premiered in May 2011, it has quickly become a hit with viewers and critics alike, with Brian Lowry, of industry bible 'Variety', praising its "first-rate silliness".

It is the first full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.

Boulder's creative director, Robert Cullen, who founded the company in 2000, said: "We're over the moon with the Emmy and are very proud to be part of such a great show. We're very lucky to have such a talented and hard-working crew at Boulder, so it's wonderful to see their work being recognised.

"This means so much for the industry here. For such a small country, Irish animation has achieved so much internationally."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You could be given a work assignment that is radically different from anything you've tried before. Venturing into new territory will be refreshing. You may discover a hidden talent for writing or research. Are you looking for work? Apply for a steady position at a financial institution. Having regular pay will give you the funds for the luxuries you love. If you're not satisfied with the salary you are initially offered, negotiate for a better one. Your powers of persuasion are strong.More