Boyle native Paul Young, whose animation studio Cartoon Saloon has just been nominated for an Emmy for its Irish children’s TV series, Puffin Rock.
Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is already a twice Academy Award and BAFTA nominated animation studio which was co-founded by Paul Young, who is the company’s CEO.
Now, the company’s very successful Puffin Rock series is among the nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards, which were announced yesterday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The children’s TV series, which airs on Nick Jr, RTE Jr and Netflix, has been a huge international success and has been dubbed in 28 languages.
Puffin Rock also has another strong Boyle connection as the series is narrated by well-known actor, Chris O’Dowd.
Local Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has congratulated all involved.