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Cartoon Saloon Launches ‘Vegtoons’ Kickstarter Campaign

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Skunk Fu!) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure financing for a new animated series titled Vegtoons. The series ... Continue Reading →
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Art of the Matter

An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international ... Continue Reading →
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Chomet Working on New ‘Triplets of Belleville’ Prequel

Didier Brunner, the prolific French animation producer behind films such as Kirikou and the Savage Beast, The Secret of Kells and this year’s much-anticipated Ernest and Celestine ... Continue Reading →
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Gkids to Release English-Language ‘Cat in Paris’

New York-based indie GKids will release an English-language version of the Oscar-nominated feature A Cat in Paris in select cities on June 1st. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’s’ Roger Allers Joins Animated ‘Prophet’

Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Dances With ‘Chico and Rita’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Euro Partners Sign on to Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea’

Several companies have come aboard as European partners on Cartoon Saloon’s next feature, Song of the Sea, reports Variety. The deals see Optimum Releasing getting distribution ... Continue Reading →