TELEGAEL set up the brand new stop motion studio, BEOCHAN, in Casla in Connemara to animate the second series of Igam Ogam for Channel 5 (UK), S4C (Wales), TG4 (Ireland) and ZDF Enterprises, who distribute the series internationally.
Animation production and post-production was completed in Galway in December 2013 and pre-production all took place in Wales. The series was broadcast on Channel 5 over Christmas 2013. The Director and many of the animation staff who worked on the first series moved to the bespoke state of the art facility where they were joined by young animation artists from all over Ireland. The studio created 40 jobs in the region.
“We are pleased to be able to undertake this significant investment in Beochan which will be the first dedicated stop motion studio of its kind in Ireland,” said Paul Cummins, CEO of Telegael. “We hope Igam Ogam will be the first of many stop motion series and feature films to be made here.”
“It’s great to be able to create a bespoke stop motion studio in a helpful and supportive environment,” said Robin Lyons, MD of Calon. “Telegael is the most encouraging of partners. The location couldn’t be more beautiful. No wonder our animators are excited about an adventure in Ireland.”
Igam Ogam is a 52 x 10 minute animation series for toddlers. Think of the Stone Age, and you think of cavemen, mammoths, geysers and Igam Ogam. More active than a bubbling volcano, more curious than a Curiosaurus, she’s a charming little cavegirl who faces the daily challenges of prehistoric life with invincible optimism.
It’s impossible to keep this Stone Age toddler in her cave. Igam Ogam is always looking for adventure with her pet dinosaur, Doggie and her monkey friend, Roly.
Igam Ogam is a Telegael/Calon co-production for S4C, Channel 5, TG4 and ZDF Enterprises. It is voiced by Ruth Jones, directed by Ben Halliwell, and produced by Siobhán Ní Ghadhra.
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