RTÉ has announced two new original Irish “pre-school animation series” will premiere on RTÉjr next Monday.
Anne Lousie Foley writes:
Mya Go (top) is a first-time dip into pre-school animation for Dublin-based Piranha Bar. The series, totalling 104 episodes, is devised and directed by Irish director Alan Foley and co-produced with Spanish studio, Motion Pictures Entertainmen
And popular pre-school animation series The Day Henry Met (centre) will kick off its third season with a whole raft of new adventures for lovable four- year-old Henry. The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin studio Wiggleywoo and directed by Gilly.
The Day Henry Met: Monday-Friday at 08.10 (repeated at 14.45) and Mya Go: Monday-Friday at 07.40 (repeated at 11.30) both from Monday 2nd July on RTÉjr.
Totoro, Catbus, Kaonashi, Ponyo and other characters from Studio Ghibli animations deftly inserted into real world scenes by South Korean video editor Kojer (who explains all the tech in the second video).
They may love the Animagination Festival at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare during Easter weekend.
We’re once again running our Animagination Festival; celebrating all things books, illustration, and animation. The festival will run from Friday, April 14 to Monday April 17 which may be of interest to your readers with young children.
As always, the events have been kept as reasonable as possible in terms of pricing to make it as accessible as possible for families. Screenings cost €4 per ticket right across the board.
Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is just one of those movies that remains great no matter how many years pass and its technical achievements are still a marvel. But why does it work so well?