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Roy - Case Study

Roy is an Irish television show, based in Dublin, which has been shown on TRTÉ in Ireland, CBBC in the United Kingdom and ABC3 in Australia and aired from 1 July 2009 to 8 January 2012.The show centres around the title character Roy O'Brien, the animated son of a real family, as he settles into his new school. It stars Scott Graham, Simon Delaney, Cathy Belton and Martha Byrne.


The series is filmed as a mockumentry and based on the short film called Badly Drawn Roy , which was commissioned, by the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council of Ireland through their frameworks scheme for new animation. The series was commissioned by CBBC and produced with funding from RTÉ and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Both the series and the short film was produced by Jam Media. The series' protagonist, Roy's character animation, layout and clean up were all rendered through the European animation software, CelAction 2D. A second series was broadcast in early 2012. A third and fourth series were confirmed with the creation of 60 jobs in October 2012. In November 2012, the second series of Roy won the 2012 Children's BAFTA Drama Award.


Roy season 3 began preparation and set construction at Ardmore Studios in November 2012 and filming began in January 2013 with a full set built on our B stage. The series wrapped in June 2013 and will be aired in January 2014.

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