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Dream Jobs

Fancy working with Henry Hugglemonster and Doc McStuffins?

Now could be your chance.

SO, HAVE YOU ever dreamt about working with the loveable monster Henry Hugglemonster or the ever-caring Doc McStuffins?


Or maybe more of a classic like Peter Rabbit?


It could be your time.

The creators of the animated five-year-old Roarsville resident, the stuffed-animal healer and Beatrix Potter’s character are looking for about 70 people to join their ever-expanding Dublin team.

Opening its Smithfield studio today, Brown Bag Films has announced new positions will be available between now and 2018 (when it plans to have 255 employees on board).

As well as the Hugglemonster, DocMcStuffins and Peter Rabbit television series, the company works on multiple shows for Nickelodeon, CBeebies and Disney Junior. It is currently producing the CG adaptation of Richard Adams’s Watership Down for both Netflix and the BBC.

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Set up in 1994, Brown Bag Films was acquired by North American studio 9 Story Media Group last year allowing for investment in a new studio and an ambitious recruitment drive. As well as its Dublin base, the firm has a 2D studio in Manchester and an office in LA.

However, its founders do not want to forget its beginnings.

“With an eight year history in Smithfield, we were keen to maintain our roots here,” said managing director Cathal Gaffney.

“Our new studio sets an incredibly high standard and is the perfect home for our outstanding creative and technical talent. This is a very exciting time to be working in the kids content business and we are currently recruiting for talent to work with us on exciting shows like Watership Down and Doc McStuffins,” he added.

According to 9 Story Media Group’s executive chairman Neil Court, the Smithfield site is “one of the most creatively driven and technically advanced studios in the world.

In one of her first gigs as the newly minted Jobs Minister, Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcomed the expansion this morning, calling Brown Bag Films a “great Irish success story”.

She was joined by IDA Ireland’s Martin Shanahan who noted that the company continues to draw international attention (it bagged three Emmys last year for Peter Rabbit, for instance).

“Ireland’s combination of creative and technical talent, and our love of storytelling and the visual arts makes it the perfect location from which to grow and develop global content,” he added.

See job listings here. (Current open positions include a string of technical roles, including a“hair and fur” specialist.)

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