Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP
Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP
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Ireland’s answer to Studio Ghibli on Wolfwalkers, Oscars best animated movie contender, which delves into the country’s rich folklore

  • Founded in 1999, Cartoon Saloon is based in the medieval town of Kilkenny in southeast Ireland, where the local mythology has hugely influenced its work
  • Its film about a ‘wolfwalker’ – a human who can take a wolf’s form – is a good example of the hand-drawn artistry that has earned comparisons with Studio Ghibli

Topic |   Animation
Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP
Robyn Goodfellowe, voiced by Honor Kneafsey (left), and Mebh Óg Mactíre, voiced by Eva Whittaker, in Wolfwalkers. Made by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, it has been nominated for an Academy Award this year for best animated film. Photo: AP
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