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‘Normal People’ Sweeps the Board at Irish Film and Television Awards, ‘Wolfwalkers’ Takes Best Film

The Academy Award-nominated animated feature “Wolfwalkers,” from Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon, has won Best Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards this evening.It is the second time an animated feature has won in the category, the first being Cartoon Saloon’s “Song of the Sea” in 2015.“Avengers: Endgame” star Josh Brolin presented the award for […]

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‘Normal People’ Sweeps the Board at Irish Film and Television Awards, ‘Wolfwalkers’ Takes Best Film

The Academy Award-nominated animated feature “Wolfwalkers,” from Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon, has won Best Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards this evening.It is the second time an animated feature has won in the category, the first being Cartoon Saloon’s “Song of the Sea” in 2015.“Avengers: Endgame” star Josh Brolin presented the award for […]

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Annecy Competition Title ‘Snotty Boy’ Picked Up By Picture Tree International (Exclusive)

Picture Tree International has picked up world sales rights to animated feature “Snotty Boy,” which will world premiere in the main competition section of the Annecy Film Festival. The film is produced by Josef Aichholzer, whose credits include Oscar winner “The Counterfeiters.” Picture Tree has released the first trailer.“Snotty Boy” is based on the art […]

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‘Wolfwalkers’: How Cartoon Saloon Created a Gamechanger with its Hand-Crafted Oscar Contender

When tackling “Wolfwalkers,” the last of Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated triptych about Irish folklore, there was no holding back for director Tomm Moore and art director-turned director Ross Stewart. Cartoon Saloon could be more daring after their success on “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” which turned them into the Irish Studio Ghibli […]

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Animation Directors Nora Twomey and Kris Pearn Set for Free View Conference Virtual ‘Meet the Masters’ Conversation

“The Breadwinner” director Nora Twomey will join “The Willoughbys” director Kris Pearn for a free “Meet the Masters” virtual conversation presented by the View Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Pt.Twomey, who is co-founder and creative director of Ireland’s animation studio Cartoon Saloon, produced the studio’s current film, “Wolfwalkers,” was head of […]

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‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer: Hand-Drawn Surreal Wonder Is One of the Year’s Best Animated Films

One of the year’s finest animated features is also one of its most technically impressive, as directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animated Irish folktale “Wolfwalkers” is hand-drawn. That’s rare in the days of CGI, and fitting for the case of this mystical period adventure about two young girls saving the hunted wolf population of […]

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‘Wolfwalkers’ Shows a Magical World in the Apple TV Plus Animated Feature Contender

Apple TV Plus has released the full trailer for its first animated feature, “Wolfwalkers.” “Song of the Sea” director Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart are behind the animation.The hand-drawn film “Wolfwalkers” is set in mid-17th-century Ireland during a time of superstition and magic amidst a world of Irish folklore. Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey, […]

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‘Wolfwalkers’: Animated Irish Myth Is A Stirring Masterwork [TIFF Review]

Irish mythology has found glorious ambassadors in director Tomm Moore and the team at animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Their Oscar-nominated titles “The Secret of Kells” (2009) and “Song of the Sea” (2014) are visionary renderings of their homeland’s lore, and with “Wolfwalkers,” an epic and dramatically mature triumph, a perfect trilogy is complete.Read More: Toronto […]

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‘Breadwinner’ Firm WestEnd Boards Animated Feature ‘Lamya’s Poem’

WestEnd Films has launched international sales on “Lamya’s Poem,” an animated feature by Alexander Kronemer, which will be part of Annecy’s Works in Progress panel at the digital version of the world’s largest animation festival and market that begins Monday.WestEnd builds on an established reputation representing prestigious independent arthouse animated features, such as Oscar-nominated films […]

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‘Breadwinner’ Director Nora Twomey Honored With View Conference Visionary Award

Nora Twomey, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and director of the critically lauded animated feature “The Breadwinner,” has been awarded the inaugural View Visionary Award by the View Conference in Turin, Italy.View Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez pointed to Twomey’s “exceptional artistry” for the reason she was given the award.Twomey, who also co-directed Cartoon Saloon’s “The Secret […]

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