Cartoon Saloon is a four-time Academy Award® and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning shorts to Feature Films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry.
In 2010 the studio’s first feature film, The Secret of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award® and in 2015 Tomm Moore’s follow up feature, Song of the Sea, garnered Moore a second Oscar® Nomination and the first nomination for Producer Paul Young and won the IFTA for Best Film in Ireland. In 2018 Nora Twomey received an Oscar® Nomination for The BreadwinnerDirected by: Produced by: Written by: Based on: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Starring: Music by: Production company: Distributed by: Release date: November 17th, 2017 (United States), May 25th, 2018... More, their third feature film, which had the help of Angelina Jolie as an executive Producer. Writer/Director Louise Bagnall and Producer Nuria Blanco (also an Associate Producer on Dorg) received Cartoon Saloon’s 4th Oscar® Nomination in January 2019, for the short film Late Afternoon. Concentrating the artistic skills and experience of the company’s core creative founders, Cartoon Saloon continues to tell stories for the screen, aligning with artists and partners with whom they can grow and learn.