Tuesday, February 12 16:52:26
Irish animation company Boulder Media have won the Kids Animation Award at the inaugural International Emmy Kids Awards, which took place on Friday.
The Dublin-based firm, which was founded in 2000, picked up the prize for its production of The Amazing World of Gumball.
The Amazing World of Gumball combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting, and follows the misadventures of 12-year old Gumball and his family. Featuring a stellar cast of characters, Gumball's school friends include a tyrannosaurus rex, a cheerleading peanut, and a banana.
Boulder's Creative director and founder, Robert Cullen, spoke after the win: "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 with such a prestigious award. This means so much for the industry here. For such a small country Irish animation has achieved so much internationally which is something for everyone to be proud of".
Boulder Media was co-producer on the series, which received its international debut in May 2011. It was the first full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.
The company is now one of Ireland's largest animation studios attracting high profile projects from across the globe and working with leading broadcasters such as Nickelodeon, BBC and more recently, Disney Europe.