Animators draw out some useful lessons from lockdown

Animation studios turned to remote working during the pandemic, and found to their surprise that it offered them new opportunities

26th December, 2021
Animators draw out some useful lessons from lockdown
Tamsin Lyons, founder of Ink & Light, with Ronan McCabe, chief executive of Animation Ireland: ‘Animation is a real, stable career and with everything that’s happening in terms of virtual reality and augmented reality recently, it’s a very exciting space to be in.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

It is difficult to find anyone working in the creative industries who would say that Covid-19 has been kind to them. But some sectors have at least been able to find ways to work around it, and chief among them is animation.

Almost two years into the pandemic, some Irish animation studios have turned out productions that were made entirely remotely. One of them is Royals Next Door, a children’s series centred around a royal...

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