Cartoon Saloon

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Cartoon Saloon
Animation studio
Industry Media and Entertainment
Founded 1999
Founder Paul Young
Tomm Moore
Headquarters Kilkenny, Ireland
Key people
Paul Young
Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey
Products Animated feature films
TV Series
Commercials
Short Films
Illustration
Design
Website cartoonsaloon.ie

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!. It 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.

History[edit]

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

Services[edit]

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

Cartoon Saloon also provided the graphics for the successful Emperor of the Irish exhibition at Trinity College Dublin, in 2014.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 The Secret of Kells 3 March 2009 $8 million[4] $0.7 million[4] 91%[5] 81[6]
2 Song of the Sea 10 July 2015 $0.9 million[7] 99%[8] 85[9]

Upcoming films

Title Release date Refs.
The Breadwinner 2017 [10]
Wolfwalkers [11]

Short films[edit]

# Title Release date
1 From Darkness 13 July 2002 (2002-07-13)
2 Backwards Boy 16 October 2004 (2004-10-16)
3 Old Fangs 1 July 2009 (2009-07-01)
4 Somewhere Down the Line 12 July 2014 (2014-07-12)
5 The Ledge End of Phil: From Accounting 15 November 2014 (2014-11-15)

Television series[edit]

# Title Premiere date End date Network
1 Skunk Fu! 2007 2008 CBBC
2 Puffin Rock 2015[12] present RTÉjr/Nick Jr./Netflix
3 Ellie the Ace[13]
4 Eddie of the Realms Eternal[14] Amazon

Related works[edit]

Cooperative works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Santa's Apprentice[15] Co-production Animation production by Gaumont Alphanim
2012 Moon Man[16][17] Co-production Animation production by Schesch Filmkreation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Children's Awards". BAFTA. 30 November 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Who We Are". cartoonsaloon.ie. 
  3. ^ "Emperor of the Irish". Trinity College Dublin. 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "The Secret of Kells (2010)". BoxOfficeMojo. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Secret of Kells (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Secret of Kells". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Song of the Sea (2013)". BoxOfficeMojo. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Song of the Sea (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Song of the Sea". Metacritic. CBS. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  10. ^ Amidi, Amid (1 December 2014). "Nora Twomey Will Direct Cartoon Saloon’s Next Film ‘The Breadwinner’". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Connelly, Brendon (11 November 2015). "Wolfwalkers: first pics of new film". Den of Geek. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Zahed, Ramin (22 September 2013). "Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Puffin Rock’ Lands on Nick Jr.". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/first-look-cartoon-saloons-ellie-the-ace-series-112667.html
  14. ^ Spangler, Todd (16 October 2015). "Amazon Studios 6 Fall Kids’ Pilots Include ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’". Variety. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  15. ^ Lehmann, Megan (8 December 2011). "Santa's Apprentice: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Simon, Alissa (11 October 2012). "Review: ‘Moon Man’". Variety. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Cartoon Saloon’s Moon Man to Screen at the IFI Family Film Festival". Irish Film Board. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

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