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Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers nominated for a Golden Globe!

One of the founders of Kilkenny animation studio Cartoon Saloon says every award nomination comes as a ‘great surprise’. Their latest film Wolfwalkers has been nominated for a Golden Globe – the second time the studio has been nominated. All three of the studio’s previous feature films have been nominated for Oscars. Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon partner and creative director,... Read more...

Doc McStuffins Nominated for Outstanding Animated Series in 52nd NAACP Image Awards!

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards nominees have been announced and Doc McStuffins has been nominated in the Outstanding Animated Series category. Doc McStuffins has been nominated alongside Big Mouth, Central Park, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. The incredibly talented Laya DeLeon Hayes, the voice of Doc McStuffins, has also been nominated for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television) alongside Aisha Tyler, Courtney B. Vance, Dawnn Lewis, and Deon... Read more...

Screen Ireland’s Frameworks short animated film scheme is open for applications

Screen Ireland’s Frameworks is an initiative for the support of short animation filmmaking. It is a flagship scheme for the Irish animation sector which has produced global award-winning films to a consistently high standard. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a general audience: however, please note this is not a scheme aimed at... Read more...

DEADLINE EXTENDED to enter the Irish Animation Awards!

Entries are now open for the 2021 Irish Animation Awards and Animation Ireland has called on studios to submit their entries before Friday 5th February. This year’s ceremony will be an online event, taking place on Friday 21st May. The 2021 Irish Animation Awards feature four new categories, including Best Storyboarding, Best Editing, Best Student Film and Best New Irish... Read more...

Nominations for Irish music for Screen at prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Irish music for screen received major accolade on the international stage this weekend with nominations across a number of categories at one of the most prestigious music for media awards. The soundtrack for hugely successful Wolfwalkers recieving a nomination for its composer team of Irish group Kíla and French composer Bruno Coulais and This is evidence of the strong and unique... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s Greenpeace Project: There’s a Monster in my Kitchen

The Greenpeace project ‘There’s a Monster in my Kitchen’ is the first co-directing collaboration between Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore and Fabian Erlinghäuser and is very much a continuation from WolfWalkers both in theme and style. Many of the same artistic team were involved, world-wide working in the more traditional 2D style of hand drawn animation synonymous with Cartoon Saloon. The... Read more...

Cardel produces a new advert for Dogs Trust UK directed by Cardel director Katarina Lundquist

A Christmas Tale tells the story of a puppy, illegally imported into the country, and his mum, left behind to continue the breeding cycle. Sadly, for thousands of dogs, it’s a true story. Cardel  When Cardel was approached by Dogs Trust we already firmly believed in animal rights and knew this was something we felt a sense of responsibility for... Read more...