4 time Oscar nominated Kilkenny based animation studio sells products from their films and TV shows.
Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is a four-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts to feature films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry.
In 2010 the studio’s first feature film, The Secret of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award® and in 2015 Tomm Moore’s follow up feature, Song of the Sea, garnered Moore a second Oscar® Nomination and a nomination for Producer Paul Young. Song of the Sea was also the first animated feature to win Best Picture at the Irish IFTA Academy awards.
Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominated The Breadwinner was released in November 2017 to huge critical acclaim. Directed by Nora Twomey, it is based on the internationally acclaimed young adult novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis.
The Short Film Late Afternoon, written and directed by Louise Bagnall and produced by Nuria González Blanco has won multiple international awards, including in the Best Animation Short category at the 2019 Oscars.
Their Emmy nominated preschool series, Puffin Rock, is currently being broadcast worldwide in over 30 countries along with streaming on Netflix. Dorg Van Dango, is a comedy tv series for 6-11-year-olds co-created by Nora Twomey and Fabian Erlinghäuser and currently broadcasting on RTE and Nickelodeon.
Cartoon Saloon’s 4th feature Wolfwalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, premiered at TIFF this year and following a select theatrical release it will launch worldwide in December of 2020, including on Apple TV.
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