The Institute of Designers in Ireland announced the winners of their annual Irish Design Awards at a prestigious ceremony in The Marker Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, 17th November. The IDI Irish Design Awards recognise, celebrate and promote exemplary design vision in Ireland with DESIGN:RISING chosen as the theme for 2016.
We're delighted to see that the Henry Hugglemonster episode 'Huggleween Moon', directed by creator Niamh Sharkey, has received the Irish Design Award in the CG Animation category!
Now, that's what we call ROARSOME!
Henry Hugglemonster is a preschool animated CG show for Disney Junior. The animation is based on the picture book I'm a Happy Hugglewug published by Walker Books and animated by Brown Bag Films. The intentions were to make each episode as cinematic and as imaginative as possible. The original book has a unique two-dimensional charm and the production design stays true to this within a more three-dimensional approach. A hand painted brushstroke texture was added to both characters and sets to accentuate this. In Huggleween Moon, creative challenges were to invent a whole new world: transforming the Hugglemonster house into a space rocket, creating an alternative ‘monstery’ lunar landscape, and adding graphic and quirky special effects of swirling galaxies and lunar trails.
Check out the full list of winners here!