Brown Bag Films® are Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studio. Since 1994, their Dublin-based headquarters have produced cutting-edge animation for the international market, bagging numerous awards along the way. These include Oscar® nominations for Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2002), Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2010) and Bafta and Emmy nominations for their hugely popular TV series, The Octonauts (2011).
Brown Bag Films' much-loved TV shows are viewed by millions of children worldwide and include Olivia, Noddy in Toyland, Doc McStuffins, and the aforementioned The Octonauts. Currently in production is Henry Hugglemonster which will premiere on Disney Junior in February 2013 in over 150 countries, and Peter Rabbit which premieres Spring 2013 on Nick Jr. With a second office in LA, Brown Bag Films are committed to producing the highest-quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.
Founded by Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell, Brown Bag Films are one of Ireland’s business success stories. They have worked with some of the world’s biggest entertainment names, including Disney, Nickelodeon (both US and UK), BBC, Chorion, FIVE, Silvergate Media and RTÉ. The studio continues to grow and attract top animators and producers from the four corners of the globe (even though a globe doesn’t actually have any corners). Their world-class team is now over 100-strong.
Brown Bag’s Smithfield HQ is a place where state-of-the-art technology meets native Irish artistry and wit. The studio is among the most technically-advanced in the world, with a HD Picture and a 5:1 Audio post-production facility. It also has a proven stereoscopic pipeline. The coffee machine is pretty good too.
Perched on a small rock in the Atlantic, one eye on Europe, the other on the US (looking a little like Marty Feldman) Brown Bag Films are an Irish company with a global outlook. Their motto is simple: ‘We love animation. In fact, we love it so much we’ve trademarked it. We Love Animation™.’