IRELAND'S Dragon's Den has created its first success story thanks to YouTube.

Kildare man Michael Connolly took part in the programme last April when he asked for €80,000 to bring his 'Animatazz' idea for a children's animation kit to the market.

Connolly's own animations have now gained a global audience of more than 1m thanks to the internet site and his toy is expected to be a hit with children this Christmas.