The British Animation Awards

The nominees have just been announced for the upcoming British Animation Awards and guess whos in the mix!

Yes we are delighted to have been nominated in both the Childrens Choice and Best Childrens Series categories.

The awards will take place at The British Film Institute in London on March 15th and following our triumph at the recent Kidscreen Awards we are hoping to continue on our winning streak!!

Good luck everyone!

Kidscreen New York 2012

When the bosses announced they were off to New York for a week to “work” its fair to say we were dubious about exactly how much work you could get done in the City that Never Sleeps…….

But it appears their story checked out, they were attending the Annual Kidscreen Summit which is renowned as the most important event in the kids entertainment calendar and ok they could’ve tried to get lost amidst the 1500 delegates from over 800 countries across the globe but they’re from Boulder, they were always going to stand out from the crowd!

And stand out they did with 3 nominations and subsequently 3 wins for the Amazing World of Gumball in the Annual Kidscreen Awards!

The nominations came in the Best Animated Series, Best Animation 2012 and Viewers Choice Best Kids Programme 2012 categories and it was a clean sweep with wins in each!

Left to right – Anne Tweedy, Daniel Lennard (Vice President of Original Series and Development at Turner Media) and Rob Cullen

So it was a succesful week all round, the Gumball juggernaut keeps hurtling along and the bosses have photographic evidence that they werent just shopping and checking out the sights in the Big Apple!

The Boulder Bake Off

Its been a delicious two weeks to be at Boulder, while the rest of Ireland were still guiltily limping to the gym and joylessly munching on celery in a desperate attempt to keep the New Years resolutions one man had a baking related dream …….

So Simon, Boulders answer to Marie Antoinette declared “ Let them eat cake!” and the Boulder Bake Off was born!

23 hopefuls signed up and with sometimes up to 4 different types of cake to sample each day it hasnt been easy to pick a winner and I think you can see why!

But every competitions gotta have a winner soooooo ……..

In 3rd Place  …… Fran Johnston

In 2nd Place  …… Niamh Brennan

And the winner is ………………. Carol Nolan!!!

Congratulations to Simon for coming up with such a tasty idea, thanks to everyone who took part in both the baking and the eating and thanks to Anne and Rob for forking out the prize money!!!

The IFTAs 2012

The stars were out last Saturday and twinkling in the vicinity of the Dublin Convention Centre for the Irish Film and Television Awards 2012.

With a nomination for us in the Childrens/Youth Category it meant one thing …..The Boulder Crew were gonna have to scrub up and get on the glad rags!

left to right – Helen, Jenni, Stephen, Ed, Anne, Pete, Mick, Jamie, Paul, Rob & Gill

The Boulder Boys, looking sharp!

The nominees Pete and Anne with Helen

Unfortunately we didnt walk away with the award which went to RTE 2’s The Importance of Being Whatever but those Boulderites in attendance did walk away with
raging hangovers, slightly damaged dignity and a slew of celebrity photos, McGann you know who Im talking about!!

The Annie Awards 2012

Very proud we are to report that Gumball scooped another statuette at the prestigious Annie Awards which took place in LA last Saturday night.

Gumball came top of the class in the Best Animated Television Production category which was no mean feat when youre up against industry giants such as Nickelodeon and Dream Works!

Well done to everyone involved! Good job!

We are hiring!

Here at Boulder we are always on the lookout for new talent so if you think you have what it takes to come and work with us on an exciting and high profile new project this is your chance!

Applicants must be classically trained in animation and a basic knowledge of Adobe Flash is absolutely necessary.

Please forward all applications to ali@bouldermedia.tv