Cartoon Saloon

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Cartoon Saloon
Type Animation film studio
Industry Media and Entertainment
Founded 1999
Founders Paul Young and Tomm Moore
Headquarters Kilkenny, Ireland
Key people Paul Young
Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey
Products Animated feature films
TV Series
Short Films

Cartoon Saloon is an Irish animation film and television studio which provides illustration, design, film and TV services. The company is based in Kilkenny. The company developed the successful cartoon series Skunk Fu!. Skunk Fu was nominated for a BAFTA Children's Award in October 2008.[1] The company has also developed the animated film The Secret of Kells. The film features the voice of Brendan Gleeson and is set in the 9th century AD when the Book of Kells was written. The film premiered on February 22, 2009 at the closing Gala of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. On February 2, 2010 The Secret of Kells was nominated in the category of best animated film at the 82nd Academy Awards.


Cartoon Saloon began as an informal partnership between a group of animators brought together by Paul Young and Tomm Moore in 1999. Cartoon Saloon has since grown into a multi-award winning animation and illustration design studio.[2]


Cartoon Saloon provides animation, illustration and design services for clients ranging from the BBC to Walker books and advertising agencies.


Feature films[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • Old Fangs (2010)
  • Cúilín Dualach (2004)
  • From Darkness (2002)

Television series[edit]


  1. ^ "2008 Children's Awards". BAFTA. 30 November 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Who We Are". 
  3. ^ Amidi, Amid (1 December 2014). "Nora Twomey Will Direct Cartoon Saloon’s Next Film ‘The Breadwinner’". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "SCREEN DAILY". Tomm Moore unveils extensive footage from Song of the Sea. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Feature Film – Santa’s Apprentice". Cartoon Saloon. September 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Zahed, Ramin (22 September 2013). "Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Puffin Rock’ Lands on Nick Jr.". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°39′11″N 7°15′21″W / 52.653034°N 7.25584°W / 52.653034; -7.25584