Chris O’Dowd nominated for award

Boyle man Chris O’Dowd have been nominated for best voice performance at the British Animation Awards for his work on animated children’s film Puffin Rock .

Chris is up against William Vanderpuye who voices Rastamouse, which is also up for best children’s series.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the BFI on London’s Southbank on 10 March.

In another Boyle connection, Puffin Rock was created by Kilkenny based Cartoon Saloon which was formed by Boyle man Paul Young.

The series returned to RTÉjr on Monday 22nd February and airs at 11.20am and 3.40pm weekdays on the channel.

Puffin Rock follows a family of lovable puffins living on a wild and beautiful Irish island. Young puffling, Oona, and her little brother, Baba, explore the island with their friends and their stories are filled with laughter and adventure. Puffin Rock has a gently educational tone, appealing to 2-6 year olds and their parents. As narrator, Chris O’Dowd (Calvary, Bridesmaids, Moone Boy and The IT Crowd) adds an extra sprinkle of comedy, mixing amusing observations with interesting facts about the wildlife of the island.


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