Ian Mackinnon – Mackinnon & Saunders

Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to welcome Ian Mackinnon from Mackinnon and Saunders, UK as a guest speaker to Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015.

Ian Mackinnon

Ian Mackinnon will be giving a talk entitled Mackinnon and Saunders Retrospective at  IADT, (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) on Friday, 16 October 2015 in the Main Atrium A109 at 1.30pm. Check this website in October for more details!

Mackinnon & Saunders Retrospective.
Creative Director and co-founder Ian Mackinnon will look back at the studios development from character development of stop motion puppets to becoming a producer of high quality animation.

Mackinnon & Saunders is a world leader in visual character development and stop motion puppet fabrication.  Over the last 20 odd years the talented team at Mackinnon & Saunders have brought some of the world’s best known animated characters to life – for children’s TV shows including Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Rastamouse, and  for features from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox to Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.

M&S produces TV commercials and develops entertainment programmes for children’s TV including the award winning series Frankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (CBeebies).  The company’s animation productions services are much sought after by clients such as DreamWorks for whom the company produced the latest series of Postman Pat SDS™. The companies latest collaboration is to produce the animation for 50 episodes with Teletubbies creator Anne Wood’s / Ragdoll Company on her new show TwirlyWoos, which aired on CBeebies February 2015.

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