Irish animation company JAM Media has been announced as European Producer of the Year at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this weekend. The Cartoon Tribute Awards recognize companies that have had a positive influence on the European animation industry over the last year.
JAM Media produces a range of shows that air around the world including the twice BAFTA nominated live action-animation mockumentary ROY which broadcasts in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Scandinavia and TILLY & FRIENDS which was adapted from a series of books by Polly Dunbar. Both series were produced with wwwelopment and production funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. JAM also produce PICME, a popular cartoon on PBS Kids Sprout in the US, Nickelodeon Junior worldwide and RTE and BABY JAKE a preschool series for CBeebies.