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‘Song of the Sea’ Opens in NYC, Toronto December 19

GKIDS has announced the North American release date for Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated animated feature Song of the Sea. The folk tale inspired 2D film will open in New York ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea’ to Premiere at TIFF

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated feature Song of the Sea is set to have its world premiere Sept. 6 at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #242

Designing the Secret of Kells By Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart [Cartoon Saloon, $35] The richly detailed, Celtic-inspired art behind Irish indie studio Cartoon Saloon’s 2009 ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Sets Feature Film Retrospective

GKIDS will screen a retrospective of its films in six U.S. markets over eight weeks, starting July 12 and running through Sept. 3. The program, titled An Animated World: Celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’

A trailer has been released for Song of the Sea, the upcoming animated feature from the studio and director behind the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. Take a look at it right now: “Almost ... Continue Reading →
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Aircraft, Cartoon Saloon Partner on ‘The Breadwinner’

Aircraft Pictures and Cartoon Saloon have teamed up to co-produce the award-winning novel The Breadwinner, written by Deborah Ellis, as an animated feature film. The Breadwinner is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puffin Rock’ Takes Wing with Chris O’Dowd Narrating

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is hard at work on its upcoming preschool series Puffin Rock for RTEjr (Ireland) and Nick Jr. (U.K.), and actor Chris O’Dowd ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Bring ‘Song of the Sea’ to America

Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon’s new feature, Song of the Sea, is coming to North America via a deal the studio struck with distributor GKIDS. The film, the second from The Secret ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ to Open Anima in Brussels

The 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, which will offer adult and kids animated programming in Brussels from Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, will launch with Hayao Miyazaki’s ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces 5-Year Anniversary Festival

New York-based indie animation distributor GKIDS will launch a special five-year anniversary retrospective of its best titles at the IFC Center, Dec. 20 thru Jan. 2nd. The program, ... Continue Reading →