Irish Stamps: Animation Ireland (2015)

On the 20th of March 2015, An Post issued four stamps to celebrate the success of Animation Ireland.  The four new stamps were designed by Vermillion Design and feature Roy, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, The Secret of Kells and Nelly & Nora. 

On the 20th of March 2015, An Post issued four stamps to celebrate the success of Animation Ireland.  The four stamps were designed by Vermillion Design and feature Roy, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, The Secret of Kells and Nelly & Nora.

In line with celebrating ‘digital animation’ the stamps incorporate augmented reality technology, a first for An Post. To maximise your enjoyment of these stamps, simply download the “Cee Explorer App” and scan with your smartphone.

  • You can then learn more about the studios which created award-winning productions, and view additional digital content.

Established in 2006, Animation Ireland is a collective of leading Irish animation studios working together to promote and market Ireland’s world class animation sector. Indigenous Irish studios have been nominated for many prestigious international awards including BAFTA’s, Emmy’s and Oscar’s.

  • The sector of the new digital economy employs over 1,000 technical and creative people
  • It is a lucrative component of Ireland’s new digital and creative economy

Roy, produced by Jam Media, was awarded the coveted 2012 Children’s BAFTA Drama Award.

Give Up Yer Aul Sins, produced by Brown Bag Films, received an Oscar nomination in the Short film (Animated) category in 2002.

The Secret of Kells, by Cartoon Saloon, was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 in the best Animated Feature Film category.

Most recently, Nelly & Nora, by Geronimo Productions has achieved considerable international success and had its world premiere in February 2015.

Technical Details:

Date of Issue: March 20, 2015
Value & Quantity: 4 x 68c block (256,000)
Stamp Design: Vermillion Design
Stamp Size: 36.5mm x 28mm
Colour: Multicolour with phosphor tagging
Make – up: Sheetlets of 16
Perforations: 13.1 x 12.9
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Cartor Security Printers

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