October 27, 2021
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Kilkenny studio’s Oscar-nominated hits now a true work of art

Kilkenny’s four-time Academy Award-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon has launched a virtual news art gallery featuring limited-edition framed prints from a slate of their award-winning films.

The gallery features beautiful stills from Cartoon Saloon’s multiple award-nominated and award-winning animated films, including this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated WolfWalkers, along with Annie Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated The Breadwinner, and the Academy Award-nominated Song of the Sea, and The Secret of Kells.

Originating directly from Cartoon Saloon’s Studio in the medieval town of Kilkenny, Ireland, the series of collector’s artwork is now available and ranges in pricing from €400.

Each print is signed by the films’ directors and numbered.

Brian Tyrrell, General Manager, Brand Development with Cartoon Saloon, said: “The launch of our new art gallery offers us a tremendous opportunity to share the magic of these outstanding movies with fans around the world. We are extremely proud of our films, particularly with the most recent recognition ‘WolfWalkers’ is receiving with Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. We are thrilled to offer these carefully curated state-of-the-art limited edition numbered prints that are sure to become a valuable collector’s items in the years to come.”

2021 Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated WolfWalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was heralded by The Hollywood Reporter as “a visually dazzling, richly imaginative, emotionally resonant production”. IndieWire headlines read, “Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy Ends with the Best Animated Film of the Year,” while Screen Daily declared it “destined to become an instant classic”. The film opened in US theatres on November 13, 2020 and is now available on Apple TV+.

WolfWalkers follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Kilkenny with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “WolfWalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

To visit Cartoon Saloon’s Art Gallery, visit: https://cartoonsaloongallery.com/

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