Jason Tammemägi, Ailbhe Mc Cabe Jason Tammemägi, Ailbhe Mc Cabe

Cartoon Saloon, the Irish studio behind Oscar-nominated features such as Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner, has hired two executives to bolster its development team across tv and features.

Here are the details:

  • Jason Tammemägi joins the Kilkenny-based company as producer, tasked with growing and managing its tv slate alongside associate producer Nuria Blanco. He reports to Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon’s head of development and CEO.
  • Tammemägi was previously creative director of Dublin’s recently closed Mooshku for six years, where he co-created and directed the preschool series Tot Cop for Nick Jr. He is also the creator of series Fluffy Gardens and Planet Cosmo. In a career spanning two decades, he has served as creative and studio lead on 300 tv episodes and showrunner on four shows.
  • Meanwhile, Ailbhe McCabe has joined Cartoon Saloon as development producer, working on both tv and films. She will work closely with creative teams to get projects to greenlight.
  • McCabe comes to the studio with ten years’ experience in production and broadcasting. She was a development producer at Irish animation studio Jam Media for just under three years, and previously worked at Milkshake!, the preschool programming block at the U.K.’s Channel 5.
  • In addition to its features, which include Apple TV+’s forthcoming Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon has produced and developed a number of kids’ tv series — among them Puffin Rock, which was first broadcast on RTÉjr in Ireland, and has aired on Nick Jr. and Netflix overseas.

Kidscreen first reported the appointments.

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   

Latest News from Cartoon Brew