Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is an Academy Award®-nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning short films such as From Darkness, Cúilín Dualach/Backwards Boy, Old Fangs, The Ledge End Of Phil, and Somewhere Down the Line, to TV series like Skunk FU! and now Puffin Rock (launched on RTEjr in Jan 2015 and to be broadcast worldwide later this year), Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry.
Cartoon Saloon has just released its newest feature film, Song of the Sea, a follow up to The Secret of Kells which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010. Song of the Sea is directed by Tomm Moore and produced by Paul Young and Nora Twomey. The OSCAR ® and Annie Award nominated film is currently enjoying theatrical success in France, USA and Canada with a further worldwide release planned for later this year. Currently in development is a co-production with Aircraft Pictures and Melusine Productions to adapt the award-winning novel The Breadwinner, written by Deborah Ellis it will be directed by Nora Twomey and is due to start production in summer 2015.
Concentrating the artistic skills and experience of the company’s core creative founders, Tomm Moore, Paul Young and Nora Twomey, Cartoon Saloon continues to tell stories for the screen. The studio constantly aligns with artists and partners with whom we can grow and learn.
Their official site contains an online shop and information on the TV Series, Feature Films, Commercials and Short Films they have worked on.