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Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

Brown Bag employs more than 300 people across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.

Canadian entertainment company, 9 Story Media, is to rebrand its animation arm as Brown Bag Films. The move comes just more than two years after it ac(...)

Top class: Ireland has a wealth of adult and further education courses. Photograph: Getty
Further education: some options

Online Moocs – massive open online courses – are, well, massive. They’re also free. Dublin Institute of Technology offers PharmacMooc.org, which is(...)

Give Up Yer Aul Sins, made by animation studio Brown Bag Films, received an Oscar nomination in 2001.

CIARA O’BRIEN Animation studio Brown Bag Films is expanding, growing to 255 people by 2018. The firm, which currently employs 184 creative and prod(...)

Ian Harkin: “We passed on an opportunity to do a huge deal with McDonald’s and only time will tell if it was our biggest mistake.”

Lottie Dolls have struck a chord with parents all over the world because they look and dress like little girls rather aping the curves and fashion tas(...)

Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for “The Secret of Kells”

Things are on the up and up for Ireland’s animation industry, which is continuing to punch above its weight globally. Just this week, award-winning D(...)

Founded in 1994, Brown Bag Films has produced a large number of TV shows over the years, some of which have been nominated for Oscars

  The award-winning Dublin-based animation studio Brown Bag Films has been acquired by 9 Story Media Group for an undisclosed sum. Und(...)

Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Oscar nomination

Last year, 100 million children watched TV shows made by Brown Bag Films in Dublin’s very own Smithfield. Want to know how the animation studio went f(...)

A still from SLR by Stephen Fingleton: the story of a pornographer who becomes obsessed with a mysterious, anonymous photographer

Two Northern Irish films have made it onto the long list for best live-action short at the Academy Awards. Ten films appear on the list, from which fi(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fourth edition, and, once again, the imagination and craftsma(...)

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