Cartoon Saloon

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Cartoon Saloon
Animation studio
IndustryMedia and Entertainment
Founded1999
FounderPaul Young
Tomm Moore
HeadquartersKilkenny, Ireland
Key people
Paul Young
Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey
ProductsAnimated feature films
TV series
Commercials
Short films
Illustration
Design
Number of employees
80+ (2017)[1]
Websitecartoonsaloon.ie

Cartoon Saloon is an Irish animation film and television studio based in Kilkenny which provides illustration, design, film and TV services. The studio is best known for its animated feature films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner. Their films have received three Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature. The company also developed the cartoon series Skunk Fu! and Puffin Rock.

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
19 March 2010 (US)
$8 million[4] $0.7 million[4] 91%[5] 81[6]
2 Song of the Sea 19 December 2014 (US)
10 July 2015 (UK & Ireland)
7.5 million $4.1 million[7] 99%[8] 85[9]
3 The Breadwinner 17 November 2017 (US)
25 May 2018 (UK & Ireland)
10 million $1.5 million[10] 94%[11] 76[12]

Upcoming films

Title Release date Refs.
My Father's Dragon 2021 [13]
Wolfwalkers TBD [14]

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[15] present RTÉjr/Nick Jr./Netflix
3 Ellie the Ace[16]
4 Eddie of the Realms Eternal[17] Amazon
5 Vikingskool[18] 2019 Disney Channel

Related works[edit]

Cooperative works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Santa's Apprentice[19] Co-production Animation production by Gaumont Alphanim
2012 Moon Man[20][21] Co-production Animation production by Schesch Filmkreation
2014 The Prophet Segment (On Love) Animation production by Ventanarosa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deegan, Gordon (4 January 2018). "Profits soar at Cartoon Saloon animation studio in Kilkenny". Independent.ie. Independent News & Media plc. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Who We Are". cartoonsaloon.ie.
  3. ^ "Emperor of the Irish". Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland. 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "The Secret of Kells (2010)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  5. ^ "The Secret of Kells (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ "The Secret of Kells Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Song of the Sea (2013)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Song of the Sea (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Song of the Sea Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  10. ^ "The Breadwinner". Box Office Mojo. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  11. ^ "The Breadwinner (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  12. ^ "The Breadwinner Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.cartoonbrew.com/internet-television/netfiixs-new-animation-slate-includes-craig-mccracken-nora-twomey-and-jorge-gutierrez-analysis-166163.html
  14. ^ Connelly, Brendon (11 November 2015). "Wolfwalkers: first pics of new film". Den of Geek!. Matthew Sullivan-Pond. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  15. ^ Zahed, Ramin (22 September 2013). "Cartoon Saloon's 'Puffin Rock' Lands on Nick Jr". Animation Magazine. Jean Thoren. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  16. ^ Amidi, Amid (4 May 2015). "First Look: Cartoon Saloon's 'Ellie the Ace' Series". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew, LLC. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  17. ^ Spangler, Todd (16 October 2015). "Amazon Studios 6 Fall Kids' Pilots Include 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  18. ^ Zahed, Ramin (13 June 2018). "Cartoon Saloon Goes Back in Time with 'Vikingskool'". Animation Magazine. Jean Thoren. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  19. ^ Lehmann, Megan (8 December 2011). "Santa's Apprentice: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge Industries, LLC. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  20. ^ Simon, Alissa (11 October 2012). "Review: 'Moon Man'". Variety. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  21. ^ "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