A print from Wolfwalkers
Creating an opportunity for animation film enthusiasts everywhere, the four-time Academy Award-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon has announced the launch of a new e-commerce art gallery featuring gorgeous limited-edition framed prints from a slate of their multiple award-nominated and award-winning animated films.
These include this year’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated Wolfwalkers along with Annie Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated The Breadwinner and the Academy Award-nominated Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells.
Originating directly from Cartoon Saloon’s Studio in Kilkenny, the series of collector’s artwork is now available and ranges in pricing from €450. Each print is signed by the films’ directors and numbered.
In terms of the print quality, the studio carefully scrutinises the process, reviewing all prints to make any necessary colour adjustments to ensure superior results, as well as using carefully selected inks to maintain the integrity of original artworks with sharp details and rich colours (Epson Ultrachrome HDR quality pigment ink). The art is printed on museum quality paper that is acid-free so colours remain vibrant over time (Canson Cotton Etching Rag 320gsm fine art paper).
People can visit Cartoon Saloon’s Art Gallery Store online.
“The launch of our new art gallery offers us a tremendous opportunity to share the magic of these outstanding movies with fans around the world,” said Brian Tyrrell, General Manager, Brand Development with Cartoon Saloon.
“We are extremely proud of our films, particularly with the most recent recognition Wolfwalkers is receiving with Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. We are thrilled to offer these carefully curated state-of-the-art limited edition numbered prints that are sure to become a valuable collector’s items in the years to come.”
Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Wolfwalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was heralded by The Hollywood Reporter as ‘a visually dazzling, richly imaginative, emotionally resonant production’, while IndieWire headlines read, ‘Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy Ends with the Best Animated Film of the Year’.
The film opened theatrically in the US on November 13, 2020 and is now available on Apple TV+.
Wolfwalkers follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic to wipe out the last wolf pack.
While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.
As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for best animated feature and winning awards at festivals worldwide, The Secret of Kells is a bewitching vibrantly animated fairytale for children and adults alike that is a spirited retelling of the provenance of Ireland’s most cherished artefact, the Book of Kells.
It was followed up in 2015 with Song of the Sea in 2017 with The Breadwinner and now for Wolfwalkers in 2021. These feature film nominations were added to with the nomination of short film Late Afternoon in 2018.
Cartoon Saloon’s Emmy-nominated preschool series, Puffin Rock, is currently broadcast worldwide on Netflix and as well as linear television in over 25 countries.