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Cartoon Saloon’s WolfWalker’s Earns Academy Awards, Golden Globe, BAFTA Nominations, & More

Ireland’s Five-Time Oscar Nominated Cartoon Saloon
Launches A New E-Commerce Art Gallery
Featuring Limited Edition Prints from Multiple Award-Winning Films, Led by This Year’s Academy Award-Nominated “Wolfwalkers”

Creating an opportunity for animation film enthusiasts everywhere,  the four-time Academy Award-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, announced the launch of a new e-commerce art gallery featuring limited-edition framed prints from a slate of their multiple award-nominated and award-winning animated films, including this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated “WolfWalkers,” along with Annie Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated “The Breadwinner,” and the Academy Award-nominated “Song of the Sea,” and “The Secret of Kells.”  

Brian Tyrrell, General Manager, Brand Development with Cartoon Saloon, stated: “The launch of our new art gallery offers us a tremendous opportunity to share the magic of these outstanding movies with fans around the world. We are extremely proud of our films, particularly with the most recent recognition; WolfWalkers is receiving with Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.  We are thrilled to offer these carefully curated state-of-the-art limited edition numbered prints that are sure to become a valuable collector’s items in the years to come.”

WolfWalkers follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WolfWalkers, and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for best animated feature and winning awards at festivals worldwide, The Secret of Kells is a bewitching vibrantly animated fairytale for children and adults alike that is a spirited retelling of the provenance of Ireland’s most cherished artefact, the Book of Kells. With the Viking hordes approaching, the monks of Kells are forced to turn their attention from transcribing manuscripts to building barricades.

The future of the precious book is in jeopardy and it falls to Brendan, young nephew of the abbot Cellach, to save the day. The Secret of Kells was Cartoon Saloon’s first feature film and was directed by Tomm Moore with Nora Twomey as Co-director, with music by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. 

Song of the Sea
Academy Award-nominated Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

The Breadwinner 
is a celebration of children–for children, whatever their age, wherever they live. The movie tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana, who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father’s life. Every day is a challenge as Parvana tries to bring home enough food and water to support her mother, sister and little brother. She meets a fellow girl in disguise called Shauzia, and together, they form a bond that will give them the strength to endure the war that comes to their doorstep. 

About Cartoon Saloon
Cartoon Saloon is the multiple Academy Award®, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999 and based in Kilkenny, Ireland. From award-winning shorts to Feature Films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry with the unique accolade of having all four of its feature films nominated for Academy Awards®.

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