Who Do You Think You Are? is a hugely successful international format represented by Warner Brothers. The series features well known celebrities who delve into their families past with the help of expert genealogists and historians. The series we produce with Kite Entertainment for RTÉ One, will air in 2018 and will feature Damien Dempsey, Pat Shortt, Bertie Ahern, Laura Whitmore, Samantha Power and Adrian Dunbar.
Who do you think you are? Season 1 Clip
The Great House Revival
The Great House Revival is a new factual series developed by Animo TV for RTÉ One. The series is presented by Architect Hugh Wallace. He travels Ireland to meet the brave restorers who are bring backing crumbling buildings from the brink of extinction, to create new, modern and comfortable family homes. The series charts the highs and dramatic lows of the restoration process as well as delving into the history of each building to reveal the secrets of how we lived when these properties were first built.
The Great House Revival
Ireland's Fittest Family
Ireland’s Fittest Family is a primetime entertainment show that has taken Sunday nights on RTÉ One by storm. Now in its sixth season, the series searches for the fittest, fastest and strongest families across Ireland. Over eight episodes, these elite families compete against each other on some of the toughest endurance courses in Ireland. From a custom-built urban adventure course in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands to complete immersion in the bogs of west Mayo, our families’ strength and teamwork is pushed to the limit. This year’s series features the dizzying heights of our Vertigo challenge on the Irish Life building in Dublin for the first time.
Each week sees the weakest family eliminated from the competition. The remaining families battle it out until there’s just one family left standing. This extraordinary family win for themselves a big cash prize, and most importantly, the title of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’.
Together with Kite Entertainment we have produced three series of this global hit format. Our episodes have travelled the globe airing in the UK, Australia, Asia, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Running on RTÉ One, Secret Millionaire has been a massive hit with Irish audiences.
Connected is a hugely successful international format represented by Armoza. For the Irish series which was broadcast on RTÉ Two, Animo TV and our co production partner Kite Entertainment, gave 6 very different women personal cameras to record their lives for 6 months. Whether they are married or single, students or working, mothers or childless – they are all looking for the same things in their lives.
Based on over 1,000 hours of unscripted footage filmed by the stars themselves, separate storylines come together in each episode based around a single theme, reflecting the women’s sense of self and their search for self-fulfilment.
Connected - Trailer
Animo’s co-produced format Celebrity Bainisteoir first seized Sunday evening audiences in 2008, as eight non-sporting celebrities were brought in to coach amateur Gaelic football teams to competitive success against each other. A format which would go on to run for 5 seasons, this series was hugely successful and garnered widespread critical acclaim. Many famous faces featured over the run of the show, and the final series featured a celebrity face-off. Celebrity Bainisteoir was a hugely popular domestic series, and was also featured as an international format, Celebrity Manager.
Design Doctors is an interior design format which was produced for RTÉ One. Presented in its second series by dynamic design duo, Aoife Rhattigan and Garry Cohn, it gave audiences the chance to reinvigorate their homes with a new sense of style. The series gave us a sneak peak into the world of interior design and allowed us to see how the designers create such unique concepts, execute them meticulously, all while giving confidence and inspiration to six desperate homeowners.
My Money & Me
In this RTÉ One series My Money & Me, Kathriona Devereux was joined by Personal Finance Expert Sinead Ryan to help people across Ireland take control of their cash. In each episode, we met a household struggling to see where their money was going each month. By combing through their finances, Sinead and Kathriona identified key areas where savings could be made without massive changes to their lifestyle.
Setting challenges based on their findings, our participants shopping and spending habits were challenged in order to find them some much-needed cash. With simple lifestyle changes, switching bills and simply putting their new found savings aside, we revealed just how much they could save over a year, with surprising results.
Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy
Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy was a six part factual entertainment series produced by Animo for RTÉ One. In this series, retail mastermind Feargal Quinn travelled the length and breadth of the country to offer advice to independent Irish retailers struggling to stay afloat in the challenging economic climate. Feargal would offer them practical advice on the actions they needed to take in order to breath fresh life into their business, and ensure they didn’t go down with the economy.
All manner of shops and business-owners were featured from all corners of the country, as Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy tried to instill some optimism and hope in post-Celtic tiger Ireland.
Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy
21st Century Child
In 2007, Animo TV and RTÉ embarked upon a unique experiment. We began to document the lives of a group of Irish children and their families from all over the country and from all walks of life. The result was the critically acclaimed series, 21st Century Child.
Presented by psychologist David Coleman, we watched these children grow up in a Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, a time of austerity and economic uncertainty. Through the lives of these children, we were told the story of the modern Irish family and the issues they face.
21st Century Child
Baz's Extreme Worlds
In Baz’s Extreme Worlds, Baz throws himself into the abyss as he experiences lives that are drastically different to the one he’s used to, both at home and abroad. Running for two series on RTÉ, audiences saw Baz cast into bizarre, and often dangerous, situations as he sought to experience life a little differently.
Anonymous is our hit celebrity-based hidden camera show, where we used some state of the art prosthetics to give celebrities a day away from their famous face. In the process, we also helped them to set up family, friends and the general public in hilarious undercover pranks. Anonymous ran for three very successful series on RTÉ. Anonymous is a co-production with Kite Entertainment.
In this format, some of Ireland’s most recognisable faces from the world of comedy return to their old schools for perhaps their hardest gig yet – a very special one-off show in front of their former classmates and teachers (along with some current staff and pupils).
Taking the nostalgia of school-days past and putting it in the hands of some of seasoned comics, audiences are guaranteed plenty of laughs. We are also given an intimate look at some of their favourite stand-ups during “the best years of their life”, with many surprises along the way. The series roll-call features some of Ireland’s biggest names, including Jon Kenny, Niall Tobin, Karl Spain, Frank Carson, Deirdre O’Kane and Jason Byrne. Class Clowns is a co-production with Kite Entertainment.