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An “Epic” Animated Series From ‘Wolfwalkers’ Studio Cartoon Saloon is Coming to Apple TV+

In the 10 years since it debuted its first feature, The Secret of Kells, Cartoon Saloon has become a small but mighty force in the animation industry. The Kilkenny-based Irish studio, which employs only a couple hundred animators, is behind this year’s Oscar dark horse for animated feature, threatening the domination of Disney and Soul with the exquisite fantasy-adventure Wolfwalkers, the final film in its unofficial “Irish Folklore Trilogy.” So what’s next for Cartoon Saloon? And when can we s...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Ross, Stewart, Moore, Kilkenny, Kells, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Appletv, Nora Twomey, Ross Stewart

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visited 'For All Mankind' Set and 'Got Lost' in Consoles and Keyboards

"For All Mankind" is one of Apple's most popular TV shows, and to promote the launch of the second season, series creator Ronald D. Moore this week did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he shared details on what it's like working with Apple. Moore was recruited to work on "For All Mankind" when Apple TV+ leads Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg contacted him about a new NASA show. Moore had previously worked with the two at Sony, and there was a "certain familiarity" of how things...
Tags: Apple, Nasa, Tim Cook, Sony, Cupertino, Moore, Mission Control, Cartoon Saloon, Ronald D Moore, Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, All Mankind, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Apple Moore

Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Films of 2020

There’s the temptation every year to say, “This was a bad year for movies,” which is rarely ever the case. But 2020 certainly flirted with that idea, with the pandemic pushing many studio films to next year and making all other films nearly impossible to watch without a press badge at a film festival. More than anything, it was a weird year for movies, a year where entertainment became a safe haven from the horrors of reality and where we all flocked to films that either comforted us, or numbed...
Tags: Movies, New York City, America, Features, Rebecca, Frances Mcdormand, Shirley, Steve McQueen, Elisabeth Moss, Ahmed, Daphne du Maurier, Virginia Woolf, Mcqueen, Palm Springs, Charlie Kaufman, Simon Mcburney

The Quarantine Stream: Start Taking Animation Seriously With the Year-Best ‘Wolfwalkers’

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie:  Wolfwalkers Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+ The Pitch: The daughter of a wolf hunter, Robyn, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when Robyn encounters a wild native girl, Mebh, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wo lfwalkers and transform her into the very thing her father i...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Ireland, Animation, Pixar, Robyn, Kells, Mononoke, Cartoon Saloon, Action/Adventure, Featured Stories Sidebar, Appletv, Wolfwalkers, The Quarantine Stream, Mebh

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 […]
Tags: News, Global, Ireland, Twomey, Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey, Kris Pearn, VIEW Conference

‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: A Dazzling Display of the Best That Animation Can Achieve

Hand-drawn animation is a fast-disappearing art in a medium that has come to value mass appeal and mass production over the careful study of tradition. It’s a bittersweet reality that resonates strongly with Cartoon Saloon’s latest animation masterwork, Wolfwalkers. A dazzling, majestic love letter to the disappearing Irish folklore that was once so prevalent all over the country, and that once nestled in the hearts of all its people, Wolfwalkers is about that last gasp of a bygone era and the ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Movie Reviews, Animation, Bill, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Ross, Simon Mcburney, Robyn, Kells, Kilkenny Ireland, Mononoke, Kaguya, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon

‘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 […]
Tags: Apple, News, Awards, Ireland, Trailers, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers, Apple TV Plus, Robyn Goodfellowe

10 Animated Movies That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture

Poor Spider-Man got snubbed. Where is the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture nod for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ? Sometimes a Best Animated Feature Film nomination by the Academy Awards isn’t enough. Spider-Man: Into the Verse broke technological ground, unraveled many multidimensional themes, set a precedence for the quality of superhero films, successfully borrowed the old, injected adrenaline into every combat scene, exploded with kinetic eclecticism, and celebrated the unive...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Features, Taliban, Animation, Pixar, Academy Awards, James Cameron, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Brendan, KABUL Afghanistan, Marlin, Nemo, Kells

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Late Afternoon’ Takes Tender Look at a Woman With Dementia

Cartoon Saloon, the Irish animation studio, isn’t afraid to take on challenging subject matter in its own unique way, as evidenced by last year’s acclaimed feature “The Breadwinner,” the story of a young Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy to help provide for her struggling family during Taliban rule. This year, the toon […]
Tags: Features, Taliban, Cartoon Saloon, The Breadwinner, Late Afternoon

‘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 […]
Tags: News, Global, Twomey, Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, VIEW Conference, Maria Elena Gutierrez, Nora Twomey Cartoon Saloon, Turin Italy View Conference

Apple just signed its first movies as part of its $1 billion content push

Apple has acquired two family-friendly feature films in its recent push into video content, "Wolfwalkers" and "The Elephant Queen." "Wolfwalkers" is an upcoming film from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. "The Elephant Queen" is a nature documentary narrated by Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. Apple has bought the rights to its first films animated film and a nature documentary, both targeted at families. Bloomberg reported in June that Apple was in talks to buy a film from Irish animatio...
Tags: Apple, Toronto, Trends, Bloomberg, Ireland, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Samsung Galaxy Note, Athena, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Zack Van Amburg, Jamie Erlicht, Wolfwalkers, Chiwetel Ejiofor Apple

Composer Hans Zimmer to Keynote VIEW Conference (EXCLUSIVE)

Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will deliver a keynote address at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy, in October. In addition to Zimmer, the conference has also lined up Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey, director of last year’s Academy Award-nominated animated film “The Breadwinner.” Zimmer has amassed a collection of awards including an Oscar for his work […]
Tags: News, Zimmer, Hans Zimmer, Turin Italy, Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey, VIEW Conference

Apple In Show Business? Don't Get Too Excited About It

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working out a deal to acquire the rights to an animated film from the Ireland-based studio Cartoon Saloon, according to Bloomberg. Details are scant -- all we know is that the movie has not yet been made and that a theatrical release may be the goal.
Tags: News, Ireland, Don, Cartoon Saloon, Bloomberg Details

Apple is reportedly in talks with an Oscar-nominated studio to get into the movie business (APPL)

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy the distribution rights to a movie from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. The Ireland-based production company has made Oscar-nominated films like "The Breadwinner." The talks, reported by Bloomberg, are another signal of Apple's video ambitions. Apple is close to agreeing a deal to buy the distribution rights to a movie from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Bloomberg reports. Cartoon Saloon is based in Kilkenny, Ireland and has produced three A...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Chris, Carpool Karaoke, Kilkenny Ireland, Cartoon Saloon, Appl, Cartoon Saloon The Ireland, Cartoon Saloon Bloomberg

Apple Might Be Entering the Movie Business With An Animated Feature

For the past nine months, Apple has been developing loads of original television shows with high-profile names like J.J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon, Damien Chazelle, and more. But now we have our first hint that the company may be expanding into the movie world as well. Will We Be Seeing Apple Movies Soon? Seemingly not content with producing computers, cell phones, and now television shows, Apple may also be getting into the movie business. Bloomberg (via Variety) has a report which states...
Tags: Apple, Movies, America, Bloomberg, Ireland, Kells, Cartoon Saloon, J J Abrams Reese Witherspoon Damien Chazelle, Bloomberg via Variety, Unless Apple

Apple Entering Movie Biz? Animation Deal in the Works (Report)

Apple could be close to picking up its first feature-length movie: The technology company is in talks with Cartoon Saloon, the animation studio whose work includes Oscar-nominated films “The Secret of Kells,” “Song of the Sea” and “The Breadwinner,” Bloomberg reported. The Bloomberg report, citing anonymous sources, provided no details of what the film might […]
Tags: Apple, News, Bloomberg, Cartoon Saloon

‘Coco’ Tops 2018 Annie Awards Nominations With 13

Current box office champ “Coco” has topped the 45th annual Annie Awards nominations with 13, including best animated feature. Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s “The Breadwinner” followed closely with 10, including best animated feature – independent. Pixar’s colorful tale about a young Mexican boy’s adventures in the Land of the Dead also picked up bids […]
Tags: News, Awards, Pixar, Contenders, In Contention, Zach Galifianakis, Lee Unkrich, Cartoon Saloon, Tom Kenny, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE

Animation Film 'The Breadwinner' Speaks to Issues That Most Adults Would Find Harrowing

"The Taliban is near our house. If we go to school, they will kill us. If the government can provide security, we will be very interested to go to school." -- Paimanah , 12, Kandahar, July 2016 "Stay inside where you belong." Again and again in The Breadwinner , 11-year-old Parvana (voiced by Saara Chaudry) is reminded of her place. A girl in 2001 Kabul, she's surrounded by war and threatened by the Taliban -- or more precisely, men and boys who take up the ...
Tags: Music, Disney, Taliban, Kabul, Oscars, Academy Awards, Soraya, Zaki, Kandahar, Cartoon Saloon, Deborah Ellis, GKids, Animated Film, Passing, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner

Film Review: ‘The Breadwinner’

If “The Breadwinner” were a live-action film, it would be virtually unbearable to watch, but as animation, it’s not only possible, but somehow inspiring to immerse oneself in this pared-down adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ well-regarded young-adult novel, about an 11-year-old girl who must step up and care for her family after the Taliban raids her […]
Tags: Reviews, Taliban, Festivals, Toronto Film Festival, Cartoon Saloon, Deborah Ellis, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, Animation Is Film Festival

‘Breadwinner,’ ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Presentations Slated for View Conference

Special presentations on the upcoming animated film “The Breadwinner” and Disney’s new animated short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be featured at the View Conference 2017 in Turin, Italy. Technical director Mark Mullery will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the production of “The Breadwinner,” an adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ acclaimed novel, directed by Cartoon Saloon’s Nora... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Disney, Pixar, Olaf, Cartoon Saloon, Deborah Ellis, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Turin Italy Technical, Mark Mullery, Nora Read

New Trailer for the Angelina Jolie-Produced Film, The Breadwinner

Check out the new trailer for the Angelina Jolie-produced film, The Breadwinner A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Cartoon Saloon film The Breadwinner from GKIDS and executive producer Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider). The Breadwinner is based on the award-winning, best-selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis. The film is directed by Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey, co-director of The Secret of Kells, alongside Tomm Moore. You can watch the trailer in the player below. The film is t...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Afghanistan, Canada, Taliban, Angelina Jolie, Jolie, Ellis, Tomm Moore, ComingSoon, Cartoon Saloon, Movie News, Deborah Ellis, GKids, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner

Oscar-Nominated Cartoon Saloon, Angelina Jolie Pitt Team With WestEnd on ‘The Breadwinner’ (EXCLUSIVE)

International sales agent and financier WestEnd Films has teamed up once again with Irish studio Cartoon Saloon following their successful partnership on Oscar-nominated animated movie “Song of the Sea.” This time they are working together on “The Breadwinner,” which is produced in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Prods. WestEnd will be introducing the... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Global, Angelina Jolie, Toronto Film Festival, Westend Films, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Cartoon Saloon

U.S. Animation Distributor Gkids Moves Into Production

New York-based Gkids is moving into production, with top execs Eric Beckman and David Jesteadt boarding “The Breadwinner,” the third feature from two-times Academy Award nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Gkids will also distribute “The Breadwinner” in North America, and has slated a fall 2017 theatrical release. Beckman, Gkids CEO-founder, and Jesteadt, its distribution SVP,... Read more »
Tags: New York, News, Film, Global, North America, Cartoon Saloon, GKids

Cork girl (12) wins this year's Google 4 Doodle which honours 1916 commemorations

A 12-year-old primary school student has won the honour of having her art appear on the Google Ireland homepage on Easter Monday, March 28. Mia, from Summercove National School, won this year's Doodle 4 Google competition after fighting off tough competition from 74 other regional finalists. Her artwork was deemed the winner by a host of prestigious judges including the artist Maser, Aideen Howard, director of The Ark, a Cultural Centre for Children and Tomm Moore, co-founder and Creative Direct...
Tags: Google, Mia, Cork, Doodle, Kells, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Google Ireland, Summercove National School, Maser Aideen Howard

'Ellie the Ace' Flies High

Cartoon Saloon, best-known as the studio behind Tomm Moore's Oscar-nominated and IFTA award-winning feature 'The Secret of Kells,' is currently developing animated series 'Ellie the Ace.' The €4.5 million series project was pitched this week at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France.
Tags: Ellie, Kells, Tomm Moore, Cartoon Saloon, Cartoon Forum