Boulder Media Significantly Expands Dublin Studio

Boulder Media Significantly Expands Dublin Animation Studio with Additional Crew and New Space

Press Release via the IDA re. Boulder’s expansion →

DUBLIN and PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Boulder Media, which was acquired in 2016 by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), is adding several new animation positions to its operations in Dublin. To house the expanded team, Boulder Media will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer.

The Studio, which currently employs a crew of 160, is ramping up its hiring significantly to support its growing production pipeline. Boulder Media is currently recruiting for positions in conceptual design, 2D and 3D animation, as well as animated CG feature film.

We couldn’t be more thrilled about the opportunities we can offer our crew,” said Robert Cullen, creative director, Boulder Media. “We’re bringing to life some of the world’s most famous and popular brands here in Dublin. It’s unique and very special both for our studio and the local industry.”

The Studio’s expansion will support a growing slate of entertainment around Hasbro brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MICRONAUTS, as well as animated series on behalf of third-party clients.

At Hasbro, we are very fortunate to have an extraordinarily robust brand portfolio, and we’re excited to be working with the team at Boulder to bring our brands to life through storytelling for more audiences through more platforms than ever before,” said Stephen Davis, executive vice president and chief content officer, Hasbro, Inc. “As we build our storytelling capabilities across TV, film, digital and social media, we’re looking to add talented, passionate, perpetually curious crew to our award-winning team of animators.”

Speaking about the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D said,

“This is a great announcement for Boulder Media and is an important next step for the Dublin operation in terms of the scope, scale and intensity of activity at the studio. This expansion will allow for future job growth and increase the numbers of films produced by this Company. I wish all the team the very best at this exciting time for the company.”
Hasbro is a client of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Commenting on the expansion, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said,

“The expansion adds critical mass to a thriving Irish animation sector, further highlighting Ireland’s place as one of the most dynamic and creative hubs in the world.”
Interested parties can view available positions at; or email

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Boulder

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. 

Go Jetters has been nominated for a BAFTA

Great news at Boulder Media as Go Jetters picks up a BAFTA nomination for Best Preschool Animation.

The geography based TV series follows the plucky quartet of heroes Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz as they travel the world with their teacher, mentor and friend, Ubercorn – a funky disco-grooving unicorn.

A collaboration between Giant Animation and Boulder Media for the BBC. Go Jetters airs on the CBeebies channel.

Check out the super fun Go Jetters’ website where you and your friends can star in your own Go Jetters sequence. We had a lot of fun with that!



The Animation Art Show 2014

A huge shout out to our very charitable friends at the Animation Art Show who raised a whopping €20,600 from this years auction!!

Half the money raised went to each of its very deserving recipients the ISPCC and The Jack and Jill Foundation.

ispcc art show

The ISPCC provide an invaluable service to vulnerable children in Ireland but this service is in a state of crisis and urgently needs your help.

Due to a lack of funding Childline are being forced to close its services for 5hrs a night even though nights can prove so challenging for young sufferers of abuse or mental health issues.

The charity estimates that 45,000 night time calls could go unanswered next year if it is forced to stop the service so the Childline Emergency Appeal “SaveChildline24” still desperately needs your support.

Donations can be made online by clicking here or by texting CHILDLINE to 57911 (texts cost €4 and a minimum of €3.20 will go directly to Childline)


The Jack and Jill Foundation will see 600 hours of care for a sick child with a qualified Jack and Jill nurse from the money raised by the auction and unfortunately there are many children in need of this care.

Please take a moment to have a look at their website here to find out more about the great work they do.

Both are such worthy causes that need our continued help and support so for other ways to donate or raise money please check out their websites.

Oscar Buzz

The Academy have announced the 10 animated shorts long listed from 58 qualifying films to advance on to the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards.
We are over the moon to report that one of those films belongs to our own Alan Holly (Maps and Plans)!!
We would like to wish Alan the absolute best of luck and hopefully we’ll see him and “Coda” making the final cut.
It is a beautiful piece so if you haven’t seen it already click here for a little snippet…
Also a big shout out to the guys over at Cartoon Saloon, who’s latest animated film “Song of the Sea” has also made it to the best animated feature shortlist.
Best of luck guys from all of us here at Boulder.

Morning Ireland

morning irelandCheck out our Rob on today’s Morning Ireland radio show chatting animation and masquerading as the mysterious Paul Cullen!

It’s a great piece about the Irish animation industry and definitely worth a listen.

Click here to hear!

Smedias 2014

thomas youngMassive congratulations to one of Boulders finest Thomas Young on scooping the Best Short Animation of the Year prize at last nights Student Media Awards with his film “Daisy Chain”.

Brilliant work Thomas and totally well deserved!

thomas young daisy chain


RIP Jimmy Murakami

Like all of the Irish animation industry we here at Boulder were saddened to hear about the death of the legendary animator and director Jimmy Murakami last Sunday.

jimmy murakami

He truly was a huge force in the foundation of the Irish Animation industry we know today and has influenced and inspired the animation community and will go on doing so long after his passing.

He will be sadly missed.