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WATCH: Louise Bagnall’s Late Afternoon Short

These past few days, the various animated shorts that are shortlisted for an Oscar nomination are being released online. The latest one is from Cartoon Saloon, the Louise Bagnall-directed 2D short titled “Late Afternoon.” The short is produced by Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, and has been shortlisted for a nomination for Best Animated Short Film in […]

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RUMOR: Apple in Talks with Cartoon Saloon Over an Animated Movie

According to rumors floating around on the Internet, multinational tech company Apple, Inc. is currently in talks with Ireland-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon over the rights for an animated movie, which will be part of the Cupertino giant’s upcoming slate of original video offerings. There are still no details and the movie is said to […]

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Mercury Filmworks + Cartoon Saloon Join Forces to Form Lighthouse Studios

With all the news of studios closing and animators struggling to find projects floating around right now, the recent announcement of a partnership between Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon is a welcome breath of fresh air. According to the announcement, the two studios have formed a new studio named LIGHTHOUSE STUDIOS, which is […]

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Cartoon Saloon Releases Trailer for Song of the Sea

Irish animation outfit Cartoon Saloon has recently released the official trailer for their upcoming project, Song of the Sea. The film focuses on the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse, who is the last Seal-child, as they embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an […]

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GKIDS to Distribute Song of the Sea

GKIDS has recently announced that they have entered into a distribution deal with Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon for the North American distribution rights to the upcoming animated film Song of the Sea. The 2D animated film is the second feature film from Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells). Song of the Sea focuses on […]

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Avrill Stark and Flying Bark fly Santa’s Apprentice to theaters Nov 10

Late summer, early autumn, Labor Day holidaying… none of it makes you think of snowfall and Santa, right? But that hasn’t stopped Avrill Stark Entertainment and Flying Bark Productions from all of their hard work on their new animated feature, Santa’s Apprentice. The family toon, which is being prepped for a theatrical release across the […]

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GKids brings The Secret of Kells to theaters

The Secret of Kells has had its share of acclaim over the past few months, including nods from the Oscars and the Annies. Now, GKids takes control of the official US distribution rights to ensure movie goers nationwide get to share in the appreciation of The Secret of Kells. Making small, initial runs in LA […]