Final Weekend of Get Animated!

Nearly 6,000 people have been getting animated this Summer - We celebrate the final weekend with special events!

The Summer has gone by so quickly! Our Get Animated programme finishes on Wed 31 August - and this weekend we are celebrating the programme with two very special free events:

  • Meet the Animator: A hugely popular element of the summer, we are delighted to be welcoming Director of Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore into the exhibition on Sat 27 August. This is the chance for children (and grown-ups) to ask Tomm about the world of animation, the making of Song of the Sea and what it's like to have been nominated for TWO Oscars! Tomm will be in the exhibition area from 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • Children’s Animations Screening Sat 27 & Sun 28 Aug, 10.30am-5pm: Across the weekend, we will be screening the animations that were made by children over the course of the summer. A great chance to see the work of the animators of the future! Showing on rotation in the Theatre throughout the day. Animations have been created using a variety of techniques including hand-drawn, pixilation, clay model – not forgetting lego

No advance booking required. At busy times some waiting may be required.

Take a look at some of these examples of the work created:

Last chance to see the exhibition
The beautiful exhibition (free entry) which gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the Oscar® nominated film Song of the Sea by Irish animation company Cartoon Saloon continues at The Ark until 31 August. This interactive exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards and animation provides an imaginative and accessible insight into the movie-making process and reveals what was involved in creating an Academy Award® nominated film. Find out more