Boulder are hiring for a CG Feature …..

Boulder Media are hitting the road this February and March, visiting 7 European cities on the hunt for some talented people to come and join our new Feature Studio in Dublin 2.

The recruitment roadshow will have a hometown kick off on the 8th February in Tramline, D’Olier Street.

If you are interested in a role on the feature and want to come along please register your interest at

Environments Concept Designer – CG Feature

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented  Concept Designer for Environments the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the AD and PD to help establish a consistent visual direction.
  • Develop inspiring concept designs for locations, props and effects.
  • Establish Light-Keys for the Lighting team.
  • Understand and interpret colour scripts.
  • Provide information to storyboards and 3D department.
  • Create technical line drawings and turnarounds when necessary.
  • Assemble influential research & reference material for the 3D team.
  • Work effectively with the AD and PD so that they are aware of production concerns and issues dealing with creating concept art.
  • Produce work in an efficient and timely manner, on schedule.

Person Specification:

  • Must have at least 2 years experience working as a Concept Designer.
  • Extensive knowledge of PHOTOSHOP.
  • Strong knowledge of colour, lighting & overall composition.
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling is a PLUS.
  • An excellent understanding of the whole animation production process.
  • Exceptional drawing skills.
  • Good communication, visual storytelling and written skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills-able to interact with team members of different disciplines.
  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • Must be open to direction and can visually interpret other people’s ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

To Apply:

If you think you fit the description above please apply using the application form or alternatively forward your CV, cover letter and links to your demo reel/portfolio/website to remembering to put “Concept Designer for Environments – 3D Feature” in the subject line.

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2017

The brilliant Dublin Animation Film Festival celebrates its 7th birthday this year.
The festival runs from Friday the 20th to Saturday the 21st October featuring talks from Michael Dudok de Wit among others.
You can check out full details for the festival and purchase tickets here:
Boulder Media will be hosting the after party in The Forty Foot (Weatherspoons)  from 7.30pm on Saturday so come and join us.
Hope to see you there!

Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio

July 13, 2016 02:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and BBC. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Boulder will continue to produce animated series on behalf of third-party clients, in addition to producing animation projects for Hasbro’s best-known brands. Terms of the transaction, which closed on July 13, 2016, were not disclosed.

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“At Hasbro, we’re building our brands through storytelling, and today, we’re telling richer stories across more platforms than ever before,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are also reinventing traditional modalities of animation production, both creatively and financially. With Boulder, we will deliver the highest quality animation that will engage our audiences with deep storytelling and great characters in a very cost-efficient manner.”

Founded in 2000 by Robert Cullen, Boulder is one of the fastest growing animation studios in Ireland with approximately 150 full-time employees. Boulder will retain its brand and report into Stephen Davis who leads Hasbro’s entertainment and consumer products licensing division. In February 2016, Hasbro was ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood.

“As one of the largest independent studios producing animation in Hollywood, the time is right for Hasbro to acquire its own animation studio, allowing us to expand our animation and storytelling capabilities even further,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Hasbro. “In Boulder, we have found one of the most progressive, innovative and creative teams in the business. We are thrilled to partner with Rob Cullen, Pete Lewis, Jenni MacNeaney and the entire Boulder team as we significantly enhance the execution of our story-led Brand Blueprint strategy.”

“Boulder and Hasbro have ambitious plans for growth, and working together, we will substantially expand our team and our business,” said Robert Cullen, Creative Director, Boulder. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring to life the Hasbro stories and characters that mean so much to our team, and join a company that’s emerging as an entertainment powerhouse.”

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Hasbro Studios and Allspark Pictures

Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment, brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, commercial productions and short-form content. It develops, produces and distributes content based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, and LITTLEST PET SHOP. Many of its series air on Discovery Family Channel and on networks and digital platforms in more than 190 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received ten Daytime Emmy wins.

On the film side through its film label Allspark Pictures, the Company has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands. Films in development or planned for release include OUIJA 2 (Universal), MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (Lionsgate), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox), PLAY-DOH (21st Century Fox), TRANSFORMERS 5, 6 and 7 (Paramount) and the Cinematic Universe (Paramount) which includes GI JOE, MICRONAUTS, M.A.S.K, ROM and VISIONARIES.

About Boulder Media

Boulder Media is a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. One of Ireland’s largest animation studios, it has produced many great shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC and Disney, including Wander Over Yonder for Disney, and Go Jetters and Danger Mouse for BBC. Learn more at

© 2016 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



Press Contact: Hasbro, Inc. Julie Duffy, 401-727-5931 or Investor Contact: Hasbro, Inc. Debbie Hancock, 401-727-5464


Blue Peter

melissa blue peter

After almost a year of waiting we can finally and very excitedly say that Boulder Media will be featured on tomorrows episode of Blue Peter!

The legendary kids show paid us a visit back in April to have a behind the scenes look at where and how Danger Mouse gets made.

Such a fun visit and a lucky few of the Boulder crew even managed to get their hands on some much coveted Blue Peter badges, one of which can be seen modelled by the lovely Melissa above.

So if you want a sneaky peak behind the scenes of Danger Mouse don’t forget to tune into cBBC at 5pm tomorrow.

Boulder are looking for experienced 3D Lighters


We are looking for experienced 3D Lighters to work on our exciting new 3D show.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and characteristics:

  • A solid level of experience with 3ds Max and 3D software in general
  • A good understanding of lighting and shading in Corona Renderer and Mental Ray
  • Have a good understanding of multi-pass rendering and ensuring shots are delivered to a high standard to the compositors
  • Have a good artistic eye for lighting, cinematography and composition. Photography experience is a plus here
  • Be able to troubleshoot problems and have the desire to learn from other members on the team
  • Be able to consistently hit the daily required number of shots and keep on top of deadlines

If you think you fit the description above please forward your CV, cover letter and links to your demo reel/portfolio/website to remembering to put “3D Lighter” in the subject line.
This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.