May 15, 2021
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Epic feature set in medieval Kilkenny scoops first gong of awards season

The new feature film from Kilkenny’s globally renowned animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, has finally broken its duck at for this season’s film awards, picking up ‘Wolfwalkers’ first gong.

Wolfwalkers won Best Animated Feature at the PETA Oscats last night where it picked up a Golden Feline.

Every year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) celebrate outstanding achievements in animal advocacy through film with their Oscat Awards.

On announcing the award, PETA said: “Co-written and co-directed by vegan filmmaker Tomm Moore, this Irish animated feature follows a family of wolves as they fight to defend their pack against the humans who want to eradicate them and bulldoze their forest home.

Wolfwalkers challenges the toxic belief that humans are superior to other species (i.e., speciesism)—something Moore spoke to in an interview with Indiewire: “As an animal rights advocate, I feel the current crisis is largely from a broken and out of kilter attitude we, as a global society, have developed towards animals, and ‘Wolfwalkers’ speaks to that at a certain level,” PETA concluded.

PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters, it works tirelessly to end animal oppression and promote animal rights.

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