40 new jobs as Amazon Prime greenlights animated series from Brown Bag Films

19 Feb 2015

Dublin animation studio Brown Bag Films is to create 40 new jobs after securing a deal with Amazon Prime which will stream The Stinky & Dirty Show to audiences in the US, UK and Germany next year.

Brown Bag Films’ HR manager Susan Cunningham said recruitment for the 40 new jobs begins immediately.

The Stinky & Dirty Show, based on the I Stink! book series by Kate and Jim McMullan, has been written by Guy Toubes (The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Littlest Pet Shop, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi). It follows the adventures and mishaps faced by best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty, the backhoe loader.

A pilot for The Stinky & Dirty Show, directed by Darragh O’Connell and produced by Gillian Higgins at Brown Bag Films, premiered on Amazon Prime in January 2015.

As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an opportunity to provide feedback on which pilots they want turned into series that are then available to Prime members.

During pilot season, any Amazon customer in the US, UK, and Germany can watch, rate and comment on the pilots. At the end of pilot season, that feedback helps determine the shows that become an Amazon Original Series.

Amazon announced yesterday that it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including kids’ shows Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show.

“It has been fantastic working with the whole team at Amazon and a great honour to bring to life this world created by Kate and Jim McMullan,” said Brown Bag Films’ co-founder and chief creative officer Darragh O’Connell.

“Our challenge was to adapt their book’s painterly style into a CG environment, and our artistic and technical teams created new techniques for us to use along the way. We look forward to expanding this world and creating lots of pals for Stinky and Dirty to play with,” O’Connell said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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