Spotlight on Cartoon Saloon's Irish Folklore Trilogy
Saturday, March 6th • Available from 9 AM ET
The final installment in Cartoon Saloon's "Irish folklore trilogy" — following the Oscar®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA — Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart's strikingly beautiful WOLFWALKERS is a 17th-century-set tale of an unlikely and magical friendship between two girls. Against the backdrop of Oliver Cromwell's colonization of Ireland, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn (voiced by Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Sean Bean), are sent from England to track and kill the last of the wolves living in the woods outside a city in Kilkenny, which is ruled with an iron fist by the wolf-hating English Lord Protector. When Robyn sneaks into the woods to explore, she discovers a world unlike any she's ever known and meets Mebh (Eva Whittaker), a feral, forest-dwelling girl who was raised by wolves. As Robyn grows closer to the forest world, she also undergoes a secret transformation. Torn between the city and the forest and between family responsibility and loyalty to her newfound friends, Robyn must find a way to stand up and protect those she loves. With stunning, kinetic animation that channels pre-Celtic folk art with a contemporary twist, WOLFWALKERS is an instant classic and a must-see visual adventure for the whole family.
Please note: This title is available to viewers located anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories.
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Awards: Winner, Audience Award, Narrative Feature, 2020 AFI FEST. Official Selection, 2020 Toronto and London film festivals. Nominee for Best Picture – Animated, Golden Globe Awards 2021.
Credits: DIR/PROD Tomm Moore; DIR Ross Stewart; SCR Will Collins; PROD Stéphan Roelants, Nora Twomey, Paul Young. Ireland/Luxembourg/U.S./UK, 2020, color, 103 min. In English. RATED PG