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Animated feature films
Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, Ross Murray
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. 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 Wikipedia
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.
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.