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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

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

Netflix Plans to Release Six Animated Movies Every Year

Netflix has become an unexpected hub for animated television, and now the streaming giant is looking to become the premiere place for animated feature films as well. Following the success of its first two animated films Klaus and The Willoughbys, with the former getting nominated for an Oscar, Netflix is gearing up to release six original animated feature films a year. That’s triple the amount of major animation studios like Pixar or Disney, which often release two films a year. Netflix co-C...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Richard Linklater, Pixar, Ted Sarandos, Toro, Klaus, Wendell, Henry Selick, Business and Industry News, Willoughbys, Nora Twomey, Oscar Netflix

The 10 Best Non-Hollywood Animated Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) It’s not that there’s inherently anything wrong with films like the CGI animated remake of The Lion King or the third How to Train Your Dragon movie, but they have oversaturated our big screens purely by virtue of their budgets, parent companies, and the mass-market gamesmanship that fuels them. But audiences crave variety—and I’d argue that we need it to make sense of this world. To that end, the films below are some of my f...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Afghanistan, Netflix, Taliban, Tokyo, Nick Offerman, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Darwin, Napoleon III, Don Hertzfeldt, Makoto Shinkai

The Best Female-Directed Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) The 2010s were a banner decade for female directors. Despite the still abysmally low number of women working behind the camera, women directors have made significant strides in Hollywood and across the globe, earning as much or even more acclaim — and now, as much money — as their male counterparts. In just the past decade, which came off of Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, Greta Gerwig ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Julianne Moore, Osama Bin Laden, France, America, Taliban, Selma, Diana, Al Qaeda, Ben Foster, Zero Dark Thirty, Greta Gerwig, Ava Duvernay, Joaquin Phoenix

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

‘The Breadwinner,’ ‘The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe’ Top 2018 Emile Awards

LILLE, France – “The Breadwinner” director Nora Twomey and “The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” directors Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg took top honors at Saturday night’s second edition of the European Animation Awards (EAA) in Lille, France, scooping best feature and best TV/broadcast production respectively. It was an evening of beautiful […]
Tags: News, Awards, Festivals, Lille France, Funan, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, European Animation Awards, Another Day of Life, The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Ivandoe, Christian Bøving Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, European Animation Awards EAA

Netflix Unveils Slate of Animated Programming for Families Worldwide

Netflix unveils slate of animated programming for families worldwide Netflix has unveiled a slate of animated event programming — both feature films and original series — to give kids and families around the world more of what they love. The six all-new animated projects include CG (Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys), 2D (Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon), and stop-motion (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio). The programming is designed to meet the tastes of every member of the family, from preschoole...
Tags: TV, Movies, India, Fox, Netflix, Canada, Italy, Guillermo Del Toro, Smokey Robinson, TV News, Santa Claus, Dragon, Vancouver, Glen Keane, Jackson, Lois Lowry

Netflix Orders Up Six New Animated Movies & TV Shows, Including ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’

Continuing their endless growth of original content, Netflix has ordered up six new animated movies and TV shows for their streaming library, spanning a variety of demographics and genres. They include a new 2D animated film from The Secret of Kells director Nora Twomey, an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Willoughbys (seen above), a new show from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, and a limited series from The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez. But that’s not all. Get all the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Animation, Adaptation, Vancouver, Glen Keane, Cartoon Network, Lois Lowry, Maya, Lemony Snicket, Jorge Gutierrez, Variety, Elena, Gutierrez

Netflix Unveils Six Animated Films, Shows (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix is unveiling six new animated projects as the streaming giant continues to bolster its family entertainment slate. The offerings span film and television, and spring from the minds of some of the most acclaimed names in media. The movies include “My Father’s Dragon,” a 2D animated family feature film from Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey […]
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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 […]
Tags: News, Global, Twomey, Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, VIEW Conference, Maria Elena Gutierrez, Nora Twomey Cartoon Saloon, Turin Italy View Conference

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

Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper’ Triumph at Buoyant Festival

ANNECY, France — Denis Do’s semi-autobiographical story, set against the Khmer Rouge’s brutal reign-of-terror, took the top Cristal at the 2018 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” a moral co-victor, swept three awards, including two key trophies: the Annecy Audience Award, the statue that really counts for distributors and sales agents, and […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Khmer Rouge, Annecy France, Annecy, Cristal, Annecy Intl, Funan, Nora Twomey, Denis Do, Bloeistraat, PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems

The Animator Slash Director Who Brought Us 'Secret Of Kells' And 'Song Of The Sea' Dropped Out Of School At 15 And Worked In A Factory

Nora Twomey: The factory "was an incredible training for my imagination. The machinery was very loud so I had to wear earplugs and then headphones on top of the earplugs and I couldn’t talk to anybody. And I’d just make up stories and entertain myself with beginnings, middles and ends in my head for those […]
Tags: Art, People, Nora Twomey, 05.20.18

Oscars 2018 red carpet fashion: See photos of the stars’ best and worst looks

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Allison Williams attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Nicole Kidman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Sound HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Meryl Streep attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood &...
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The Oscars 2018 Winners and Nominations

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Oscars 2018 winners and nominations Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second-straight year, the 90th Oscars telecast will air on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and will begin at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, a half hour earlier than the prior Oscars broadcast. The Oscars Pre-Show returns to give fans exclusive, insider access to all the excitement of the red carpet starting at 6:30pm EST/3:30pm PST. The 90-minute special features interviews with nominees, presenters and performers, and b...
Tags: Coco, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Washington, Aaron Sorkin, Russia, Israel, Sufjan Stevens, Hungary, Missouri, Chile, Richard Jenkins, Paul Thomas Anderson, Glen Keane

The Full List of 90th Oscars Nominations

The full list of 90th Oscars nominations Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis hosted the 90th Oscars nominations this morning with special guests Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh. You can view the full list below. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second-straight year, the 90th Oscars telecast will air on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and will begin at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, a half hour earlier than the pri...
Tags: Coco, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Washington, Aaron Sorkin, Russia, Israel, Sufjan Stevens, Hungary, Missouri, Chile, Richard Jenkins, Andy Serkis, Paul Thomas Anderson

Soundtrack Review: The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Breadwinner by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 95.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 40.9 Album Excellence: 85.2% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Breadwinner us a 2017 Canadian-Irish-Luxembourgian adult animated drama film directed by Nora Twomey and starring Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq & Shaista Latif. It is based on the 2000 nov...
Tags: Music, Afghanistan, Taliban, Animation, Middle East, Sony, Angelina Jolie, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Mychael Danna, Kells, Deborah Ellis, Danna, Nora Twomey, Parvana

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and Annie Awards Nominations Announced

Sound the trumpet – awards season is upon us! There is no escape from awards season – you can run but you can’t hide from the glut of critic societies and other organizations announcing movie award winners and nominees as the year comes to a close. Just recently, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their winners for the best films and performances of the year, and the Annie Awards have announced their nominations for the best animated material of 2017. Get the full lists of the L...
Tags: A24, Animation, Awards, Disney/Pixar, Drama, Dreamworks, Family Films, Horror, Independent, Sony Classics, Annie Awards, Call Me By Your Name, Coco, Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, Lady Bird

Review: The Breadwinner

— by BEV QUESTAD — I couldn’t stop from noticing the ironic parallels in this film between the life of its producer, Angelina Jolie, and the life of women at large who are coming forward with complaints in one of the most advanced countries the world has ever known. Though “The Breadwinner” is an elegantly […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Angelina Jolie, Nora Twomey

The City Paper reviews The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner Is a Rich and Rewarding Animated Film Nora Twomey's deep film highlights a cultural struggle in the Middle East. Tricia Olszewski Nov 22, 2017 [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Middle East, Mike Rhode, Tricia Olszewski, Nora Twomey

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

This Week in Trailers: Mr. Roosevelt, In The Fade, Saving Capitalism, The Breadwinner, The Strange Ones

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week I witness abject horror at a Michael Shannon performance that must have been done to pay some back taxes or a Superbowl bet gone bad...
Tags: Movies, Kentucky, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Michael Shannon, Michael Cera, Apatow, Wells, Diane Kruger, Kells, Nota, Sari Gilman, J K, Movie Marketing, Pottersville, Noel Wells

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

Theatrical Trailer for Animated 'The Breadwinner' Set in Afghanistan

"When I was young, Parvana, I knew what peace felt like…" GKids has debuted the full-length theatrical trailer for an animated film titled The Breadwinner, set in the heart of Afghanistan telling the story of a girl who dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. This is directed by Nora Twomey, one of the co-directors of the lovely Oscar-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and it feature some stunning animation. It's also executive produced by Angelina Jolie. Feat...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Afghanistan, Animation, Kells, To Watch, Nora Twomey, Parvana, Saara Chaudry, Kawa Ada

‘Breadwinner,’ ‘Big Bad Fox’ Take Top Prizes at Animation Is Film Festival

“The Breadwinner” has been selected as the grand prize winner at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival, held last weekend at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “The Breadwinner,” directed by Nora Twomey of Ireland animation studio Cartoon Saloon, also took home the audience award. The film tells the story of a young girl who […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Ireland, Festivals, Tcl, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, Animation Is Film Festival

Disney, Nora Twomey and John Kahrs Honored With Women in Animation’s First Diversity Awards

Walt Disney Animation Studios along with filmmakers Nora Twomey and John Kahrs are the first recipients of Women in Animation’s inaugural WIA Diversity Awards, presented in partnership with the Spark Computer Graphics Society. “Women in Animation’s mission is to affect change in the animation industry, and it is essential, in our view, to highlight and […]
Tags: Lyft, News, Awards, Festivals, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Kobe Bryant, Latest, Zootopia, Moana, Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner, Glen Kean, John Kahrs, Spark Computer Graphics Society Women in Animation

Angelina Jolie Says Making ‘First They Killed My Father’ Was About Discovering ‘What the Film Means’

Dressed head-to-toe in flowing white, Angelina Jolie landed in Toronto Sunday for the warmly received world premiere of Nora Twomey’s animated “The Breadwinner,” which Jolie exec-produced, about a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family in Taliban-controlled Kabul. Like everyone in the theater, Jolie was visibly moved when the first... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Toronto, Taliban, Kabul, Angelina Jolie, Toronto Film Festival, Jolie, First They Killed My Father, Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner

Angelina Jolie Brings Almost All Of The Brangelina Brood To TIFF — LOOK!

How cute! Angelina Jolie brought most of the Brangelina Brood to her premiere of The Breadwinner at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday! Related: Angelina On The Struggles Of Single Life Post-Brad Pitt Split Dressed in a gorgeous white pantsuit for the family outing, Jolie couldn't contain her smile as she posed alongside five of her six children: Pax, 13 (not pictured above), daughters Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 9, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Inside the event, th...
Tags: Celebs, Shiloh, Angelina Jolie, Knox, Jolie, Zahara, Vivienne, Jolie Pitt, Euan Cherry WENN, Brangelina Brood, Nora Twomey, Saara Chaudry

This Week In Trailers: Night School, A Conspiracy of Faith, The Breadwinner, Jupiter’s Moon, School Life

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we track down some missing kids, go back to high school in Indianapolis, go back to boarding school in Ireland, learn to survive as ...
Tags: Movies, America, Indianapolis, Afghanistan, Ireland, This Week In Trailers, Paddington, Victoria, John, Movie Trailers, Jupiter, White God, Logan, Amanda, Stern, Abdul