23rd May 2023

Five CelAction2D shows nominated at IAA 2023!

Ray of Sunshine by Daily Madness Productions has been nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series, Best Music, Best Storyboarding, Best Director Of An Animated Series and Best Writer For Preschool Animation, Kiva Can Do by Kavaleer has been nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series and Best Writer For Preschool Animation, Nana's Terrifying Zoom Call by Wiggleywoo has been nominated for Best Animated Short Film, Happy The Hoglet by Paper Owl Films has been nominated for Best New Irish IP, Best Editing and Best Writer for Preschool Animation, and Pinkalicious and Peteriffic by Sixteen South has been nominated for Best Irish Feature or Special, at the Irish Animation Awards which will be announced in Galway on Saturday 27th May.

9th May 2023

Lupus looking for trainees

Lupus Films has an opportunity for 6 junior animators to learn how to animate in CelAction2D for an upcoming feature. The training will run in early June, find out more details here.

28th April 2023

Learn CelAction2D in 24 hours!

CelAction2D Quickstart has been released! This much-anticipated self-study course gets you up-and-running with professional-level training in animation and advanced rigging. See here for details.

17th April 2023

REROOT selected for Cannes Film Awards

REROOT by Dogleap Productions has been selected in the 2023 Cannes Film Awards.

27th March 2023

Corpse Talk nominated for RTS award!

Corpse Talk by Tiger Aspect has been nominated in the Children's Programme category of the 2023 RTS Awards. The ceremony will be held in London on 28th March 2023.

14th March 2023

New marketplace for rigs

There's a new marketplace for CelAction2D rigs at CelAction Rigs! It's a brand new way of finding rigs for teaching, learning and showreel animation. Professionally produced characters and props are available to buy for a fraction of the cost of creating them yourself.

13th March 2023

Kiva Can Do nominated for RTS award!

Kiva Can Do by Kavaleer Productions has been nominated in the Animation category of the 2023 RTS Ireland Awards. The ceremony will be held in Galway on 28th March 2023.

27th February 2023

Bluey wins another Kidscreen award!

Bluey by Ludo Studio has won Best Pre-school Animated Series at the 2023 Kidscreen Awards!

24th January 2023

Bluey nominated for Kidscreen award!

Bluey by Ludo Studio has been nominated in the Best Pre-school Animated Series category of the 2023 Kidscreen Awards. The ceremony will be held in Miami on 14th February 2023.

4th January 2023

New Year message

It’s been 25 years since CelAction2D, our flagship product, was born! It's been a wild ride, we’ve been involved in some amazing projects, worked with extremely talented people, and made lifelong friends. We’re so grateful to everyone who has been on this journey with us.

So we asked ourselves, how best to celebrate our anniversary? We didn’t want to produce commemorative plastic trinkets that would end up in the trash or worse, in the oceans. The idea of a party in every country where we have clients sounded like a lot of fun, but when we added up the amount of travel involved, the carbon footprint was immense. No, something else was needed, that would reflect the state of the world today.

We want to give back. Give back to the animation industry, and give back to the planet. We want to help new voices be heard, we want to support animation in places that don’t have an established industry, and we want to cut our carbon emissions.

The first thing we’re going to do is cut our international travel to zero - no festivals, no events, no speculative sales calls. It will just be for 2023, because some events are still necessary in the long term, but we can take a year off without harming business too much. We will not let down our clients, though, and if a trip is absolutely necessary to help a project get across the finish line, we’ll do it, but we’ll use trains where possible instead of flying.

And if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen any Press Releases about it, well, we’re not doing any. We’re only mentioning it here. This is about doing the right thing, not being seen to do the right thing.

We’re talking to important changemakers around the world to make our other objectives happen, so we’ll let you know when these initiatives are ready.

But the travel ban starts now. Maybe every company could take a year off? Who knows, we may even start a trend.

Oh, and on top of that, this is shaping up to be our biggest year ever, so get ready!

Happy New Year!

Keep up to date with the latest developments