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5th November 2021

CelAction sponsors World Animation Summit

CelAction is proud to again be the only 2D animation software company supporting and sponsoring the World Animation & VFX Summit held on 7th-10th November in Los Angeles.

20th October 2021

Wiggleywoo scares on Halloween

Nana's Terrifying Zoom Call by Wiggleywoo will be broadcast over Halloween on RTÉ One, RTÉ 2 and RTÉjr. Watch if you dare!

30th September 2021

CelAction2D tech talk at OIAF

Martyn Jones from Karrot Animation will be giving a talk on Storytelling with CelAction2D at the Ottawa International Animation Festival on 2nd October 2021 at 7pm EDT.

20th July 2021

Bluey wins at Rockies!

Bluey by Ludo Studios has won the Animation: Preschool category at the 2021 Rockie Awards which were announced on 15th June.

12th July 2021

Sol wins Children's Award!

Sol by Paper Owl Films has won the Children's award at the 2021 Sandford St Martin Awards which were announced on 8th June.

8th June 2021

CelAction2D shows nominated for Rockies!

Bluey by Ludo Studios has been nominated in the Animation: Preschool category and Sol by Paper Owl Films has been nominated in the Animation: Children category at the 2021 Rockie Awards which will be announced on 15th June.

4th June 2021

CelAction2D shows win at IAA 2021!

Claude by Sixteen South has won Best Animated Preschool Series, and Pablo by Paper Owl Films has won Best Writer for Preschool Animation at the Irish Animation Awards which were held on 21st May.

20th May 2021

Dave Spud nominated for Broadcast award!

The Rubbish World Of Dave Spud by The Illuminated Film Company has been nominated for Best Children's Programme at the Broadcast Awards which will be announced on 27th May 2021.

30th April 2021

Five CelAction2D shows nominated at IAA 2021!

Pins and Nettie by Daily Madness Productions has been nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series, Best Music, Best Irish IP and Best Director of an Animated Series, Sol by Paper Owl Films has been nominated for Best Irish Feature or Special, Claude by Sixteen South has been nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series, Best Music and Best Irish IP, Pablo by Paper Owl Films has been nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series and Best Writer for Preschool Animation, and Pinkalicious and Peteriffic by Sixteen South has been nominated for Best Director of an Animated Series, at the Irish Animation Awards which will be announced on Friday 21st May.

20th April 2021

Learn CelAction2D for free!

CelAction, in association with ScreenSkills, is providing free training courses in its popular CelAction2D animation software, used on shows like Peppa Pig, Bluey and Mr. Bean The Animated Series. There will be two courses, one for animation running from May 17th-28th, and one for rigging running from June 7th-18th, designed to bring participants up to professional standards and prepare them for work in the animation industry.

“With the UK animation industry thriving, our home-grown talent needs to be well-equipped to take on animation and rigging roles on new productions. As such, ScreenSkills is pleased to support CelAction to offer these free online courses,” said Abigail Addison, animation production liaison executive, ScreenSkills.

"The generous help of ScreenSkills enables us to provide training that will nurture and support creatives who aspire to work in the most exciting and in-demand jobs in the industry," said Andy Blazdell, CEO of CelAction. "We want to bring in new and diverse talents, as well as help those who may have been affected by the pandemic." To apply for the courses, go here. Teaching is remote but you must be able to work in the United Kingdom to apply.

30th March 2021

See Little Princess at Kaboom!

An episode of Little Princess by The Illuminated Film Company is in the Quality Cute programme at the 2021 Kaboom Animation Festival held on March 31st-April 5th.

23rd February 2021

Bluey wins Kidscreen Award!

Bluey by Ludo Studio has won best pre-school animated series at the 2021 Kidscreen awards held on February 9th.

8th February 2021

CelAction2D shows nominated for Kidscreen Awards

Bluey by Ludo Studio has been nominated for best pre-school animated series, and Pablo by Paper Owl Films has been nominated for best pre-school inclusivity at the 2021 Kidscreen awards. The ceremony will be held on February 9th.

4th January 2021

New Year message

The world enters 2021 bruised and battered, but filled with hope. For some it will still be a struggle, and for others the worst is yet to come.

To all our friends in the animation industry - we will support you, we will find new opportunities for you, and we will be there for you.

Bring it on, 2021 - we're ready.


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