Pink Kong Studios forces girls to become monkeys for action, adventure shows
DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland’s first all-female animation studio challenges gender norms in animated entertainment. Dublin based Rose Kong Studios, was co-founded in 2014 by creative director AoÃfe Doyle and producer Niamh Herrity with the desire to create exciting properties with a special focus on action and adventure brands for girls, which the duo lacked in the past.
âWe’re looking to inspire and engage the next generation of girls, with strong female characters they can relate to,â says Doyle. “It’s great to see things shake up and shows like Steven Universe and Star V is the forces of evil do so well.
âIt just shows that the public is ready for something a little different,â Herrity added.
The studio recently completed the proof of concept trailer for their latest property, Rova-Novas. The show is about a team of elite aliens who are the protectors of Earth’s puppies. Pink Kong received development funding from the Irish Film Board / Bord ScannÃ¡n na hÃireann.
âThere is great support in Ireland for animation and we hope that will continue so that we can grow and evolve internationally, it’s fantastic to be able to take our ideas to the world stage,â Herrity said.
In the past year since its launch, Pink Kong Studios has worked on a number of short films. Their award-winning short Meanwhile on the train, directed by Aidan McAteer, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh over the summer. Other short films include work created with charities to highlight women’s issues. Recent work includes a short video for TrÃ³caire, aimed at empowering women in developing countries and another created for Ovarian Cancer Ireland which is designed to educate women around the world about the signs and symptoms of cancer. the ovary. These videos have gone global, reaching over 130 countries and played over 200,000 times.
âIt’s great to work on these types of projects for good causes and to make our name known. We have been given creative freedom, which is important. This allows us to make our mark among some of the leading animation studios in Ireland and around the world, âsays Doyle.
With both founders holding black belts in martial arts, Herrity hints that the next property might focus on the subject: âTeam Kong definitely has Kick-Ass properties in development. Watch this place. “
Source: Pink Kong Studios
Former editor-in-chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the media and entertainment industry as a writer and public relations professional since 2003.