November 30, 2022
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Oscar-nominated studio invites world’s leading animators to Kilkenny


THE WORLD’S most talented animators and animation producers are being invited to Kilkenny in an effort to get them to locate here.

Oscar-nominated animations studio Cartoon Saloon and Lighthouse Studios are holding an open day in the city on Saturday, July 20 as part of a drive to attract rising stars in the animation business, and show them everything Kilkenny has to offer.

Cartoon Saloon, the three-time Academy nominated studio is currently working on the full-length features, Wolfwalkers (pictured), and My Father’s Dragon, as well as a new TV series called Dorg van Dango.

Participants will be given a tour around the studios and get to meet some of the 150 people currently working there. Cartoon Saloon and Lighthouse Studios will then be hosting talks about the benefits of living and working in Kilkenny, followed by on-the-spot interviews.

Interested parties must register in advance. For more details, visit:

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