Oscar nominated film from Kilkenny’s renowned animation studio makes list of greatest children’s movies
By COLIN BARTLEY
KILKENNY’S world-famous animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, has just received yet another stunning endorsement of their work.
The Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated film, ‘The Breadwinner’ just got a spot on a coveted list of greatest children’s films ever made.
The Oscar-nominated ‘The Breadwinner’ was released in 2017 and received the nomination in 2018, where it was pipped by Pixar’s Coco.
The list – The Guardian’s 25 best films for children, was created by noted film critic Mark Kermode.
When ‘The Breadwinner’ was released Kermode gave the film five-stars out five. It is also the most recent film on the list.
Kermode, a film reviewer with the BBC and the Guardian, described the Kilkenny based studio as “geniuses”.
“Adapted from Deborah Ellis’s much-loved YA book, Nora Twomey’s beautifully animated tale of youthful fortitude in Taliban-era Afghanistan has something of the defiant feminist spirit of the French-Iranian gem Persepolis,” Kermode explained in his piece.
“When her father is imprisoned, young Parvana is forced to don’s men’s clothes in order to provide for her family. A brilliant Irish-Canadian-Luxembourgish co-production from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, the geniuses behind The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.”