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Cartoons on the Bay Festival Honours Irish Animation with Pulcinella Award Nominations

8th Apr 2015

Irish animation continues to shine abroad as Irish productions The Day Henry Met, Punky, Somewhere Down the Line and Bing have received nominations at the Pulcinella Awards, which take place as part of the Cartoons on the Bay festival in Italy.

Two animated series produced in Ireland have been nominated in the TV Series for Preschool category. The Day Henry Met from Wiggleywoo was nominated in this category, and follows four-year-old Henry, who every day meets something new. Bing produced by Dublin-based Brown Bag Films also received a nomination in the same category.

Punky from Geronimo Productions was nominated in the Educational and Social Issues Work category. Punky is a preschool animated series, centred around a six year old girl with Down Syndrome and was the winner of the Best Children’s Film award at the International Disability Film Festival in November 2014.

Somewhere Down the Line from Cartoon Saloon was nominated in the Short Film category. The short was directed by Julien Regnard and examines a man's life, loves and losses which are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. It recently won the award for Best Animation at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival.

The Cartoons on the Bay festival takes place in Venice, Italy, from April 16-18 2015. For more information, see their website here.

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