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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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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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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... 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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Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Puffin Rock’ Lands on Nick Jr.

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon and children’s media company Dog Ears have placed their new animated series Puffin Rock with Nick Jr. U.K. and RTEjr in Ireland. The children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Releases Limited Edition ‘Kells’ Prints

If you don’t blow your entire toon memorabilia budget at Comic-Con this weekend, indie Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has some beautiful items to add to your shopping list. ... Continue Reading →
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Allers’ Animated ‘Prophet’ Pic Draws Top Talent

Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis have joined the voice cast of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature film ... Continue Reading →