Puffin Rock, the animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has received three Annie Award nominations for an episode in the second series titled, ‘The First Snow’.
The series, which receives funding support from Northern Ireland Screen, follows a family of lovable puffins living on a wild Irish island. Puffin Rock has a gentle educational tone, appealing to 2-6 year olds and their parents. As narrator, Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Moone Boy and The IT Crowd) adds an extra twinkle of comedy by mixing amusing observations with interesting facts about the wildlife on the island.
Puffin Rock is co-produced by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, global publisher Penguin, and Derry-based children’s media company, Dog Ears. The production received nominations in the following categories:
- Production Design in an Animated Television Broadcast Production
- Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children
- Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
The Annie Awards, given by the organisation ASIFA-Hollywood, will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Congratulations to the wider team for the continued success of Puffin Rock.