About Us

Hola Lola is a boutique animation studio based in Northern Ireland.


We place a particular emphasis on producing clear and informative films, delivered with strong memorable aesthetics.


We have produced world class animated films in various styles and techniques; including 2D, motion graphics and 3D cgi.

Depending on the client’s needs, our films can be emotionally gripping or laugh-out-loud funny, but always convey the message in the clearest, most accessible way.

We work with a range of highly experienced animators and designers, depending on the needs of the creative brief. This allows us to turn projects around very fast and efficiently.

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About Joel Simon

Hola Lola was founded by Joel Simon who has over 20 years of experience in the field of animation.

Joel has produced and directed animated films and programs which have been showcased internationally, for clients which include Channel 4, HSC, Comic Relief UK, BBDO, Discovery Channel, Sesame Workshop USA and the BBC.

He has won over 50 international awards to date and was previously the founder / creative director of Flickerpix Animations. 

Joel also manages Can Do Academy, an organisation which promotes and teaches creative skills to young people.