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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 →
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Annecy Announces 2013 Edition Award Winners

The 2013 edition of the prestigious and very well-attended Annecy Festival and market drew to a close on Saturday with the annual Cristal Award ceremony. The jurors selected director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ernest & Celestine’ Earns Top NYICFF Prize

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest ... Continue Reading →
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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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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 →