July 18, 2024

Civic reception for Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon crew

KILKENNY’S multi Oscar-nominated animation team Cartoon Saloon was honoured in its hometown when a special civic reception was held in recognition of its achievements.

More than 200 people crammed into the Medieval Mile Museum to acknowledge the contribution that the company has made to Kilkenny, and how the studio has helped to put the city on the global stage.

Founders Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey formed the studio in 1999. Since then it has grown into a hugely successful international company that now employs around 200 people.

The Cartoon Saloon team was joined by the Mayor of Kilkenny, Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, Tim Butler, Director of Services at Kilkenny County Council, various public representatives and the Canadian ambassador, Kevin Michael Vickers, at the function.

Mayor Cleere praised Cartoon Saloon on the studio’s many achievements, adding: “Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry and Kilkenny has benefited by becoming known on the worldwide stage as a centre of creativity.”

Cartoon Saloon Creative Director Nora Twomey thanked the crew, who come from all over the world, and the people of Kilkenny for giving the studio team such a warm welcome.

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