Kilkenny based animation studio 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... More, best known as the gifted animators behind Oscar nominated feature films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, have released a pitch trailer for a new TV series that they have been working on titled Ellie the Ace.
Ellie the Ace is the story of a ten year old girl who just so happens to be a daredevil explorer and ace pilot. She lives on the floating islands of Lockhart, located high amongst the clouds, where flying is part of everyday life. An outgoing and optimistic girls, she is always on the lookout for adventure and eager to make new friends…
According to leading animation website Cartoon Brew, both Disney and Irish broadcaster RTÉ have expressed interest in the series, which is budgeted at €4.5 million. The idea is that the series will serve multiple platforms including TV, mobile, tablet, and Internet.