Boulder Media
Founded2000; 22 years ago (2000)
FounderRobert Cullen
Key people
  • Robert Cullen
  • (creative director)[1]
Number of employees
168 (2016)[2]
ParentEntertainment One

Boulder Media Limited is an Irish animation studio that serves as a subsidiary of American toy company Hasbro through its subsidiary Entertainment One.


Boulder Media was founded in 2000 by Robert Cullen.[2] In July 2016, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Hasbro.[1] Boulder Media opened a second location in August 2017 in Dublin on Claremont Road.[3]

On 7 May 2019, Hasbro and Boulder Media announced a new animation film studio to be started. The companies bid on an old ferry terminal for the studio, but was turned down by the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.[4]


Animated series

Show Year(s) Co-production with Network Notes
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends[5] 2004–06 Cartoon Network Studios Cartoon Network Animation services
Shorty McShorts' Shorts 2006–07 Walt Disney Television Animation Disney Channel Animation services for the episodes "Horace & Boris in Got Your Nose" and "Mascot Prep"
Slacker Cats 2007 Laika
Film Roman
ABC Family Original Productions
ABC Family Animation services for the episode "Mexico"
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera 2007–08 Nickelodeon Animation Studio Nickelodeon Animation services
Funky Fables 2008–09 JAM Media CBBC
The Amazing World of Gumball 2011–12 Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe
Dandelion Studios
Studio SOI
Cartoon Network Season 1
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2012–15 Titmouse, Inc. Disney XD
Wander Over Yonder 2015–16 Disney Television Animation Season 2
Danger Mouse 2015–19 CBBC
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment (2015–17)
Boat Rocker Media (2018–19)
Go Jetters 2015–20 Giant Animation
BBC Studios
Blue-Zoo Productions (season 2)
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz 2017–20 Warner Bros. Animation Boomerang SVOD Animation services[3]
Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own 2018–19 Allspark Animation Discovery Family
Transformers: Cyberverse 2018–21 Allspark Animation (seasons 1–3)
Entertainment One (season 4)
Cartoon Network (seasons 1–3)
Netflix (season 4)
Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy 2019–21 Allspark Animation Discovery Family [3]
DC Super Hero Girls 2019–present Warner Bros. Animation Cartoon Network Animation services
My Little Pony: Pony Life 2020–21 Entertainment One Discovery Family [3]
Transformers: BotBots 2022–present Netflix [6][7][8]
Micronauts TBA TBA [3]


Short Year Co-production with Notes
Boys Night Out 2003
Barber Shop 2005 [9]
Carte de Visite 2006 [10]
The Big Rock Candy Mountains [11]
Beauty Now 2007 [12]
Fresh Cut Grass 2014 [13]
Brother Ezekiel 2020
Cat Burglar 2022 Broke & Bones
Netflix Animation


Special Year Co-production with Network Notes
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Canterlot Shorts 2017 Hasbro Studios Discovery Family
My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip 2019 Allspark Animation

Feature films

Film Year Co-production with Distributed by
My Little Pony: A New Generation 2021 Entertainment One Netflix


  1. ^ a b Schwindt, Oriana (13 July 2016). "Hasbro Acquires Dublin-Based Animation Studio Boulder Media". Variety. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Linnane, Ciara (13 July 2016). "Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Company Boulder Media". Fox Fox Business. MarketWatch Pulse. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Boulder Media Announces Plans To Open Second Studio Space in Dublin". Hot Press. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ Jack Horgan-Jones (7 May 2019). "Dún Laoghaire Council turns down Hollywood studio plan for old terminal". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ Galuppo, Mia (13 July 2016). "Hasbro Acquires Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Transformers: Botbots Assemble in New Animated Series at Netflix".
  7. ^ "Transformers: BotBots Animated Comedy Series in Development at Boulder Media - Transformers News - TFW2005". 23 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Netflix to Air Transformers: BotBots Animated Series - Transformers News - TFW2005". 25 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Barbershop". Boulder Media. 13 November 2015 – via Vimeo.
  10. ^ "Carte De Visite". Boulder Media. 13 November 2015 – via Vimeo.
  11. ^ "Big Rock Candy Mountain". Boulder Media. 13 November 2015 – via Vimeo.
  12. ^ "Beauty Now". Boulder Media. 13 November 2015 – via Vimeo.
  13. ^ "Fresh Cut Grass". Boulder Media. 9 December 2015 – via Vimeo.
  14. ^ "Charlie Brooker interactive cartoon Cat Burglar coming to Netflix". British Comedy Guide. 2 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.