- 03 Feb 21
From directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, the film is a serious contender for this awards season following Cartoon Saloon’s previous Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominations.
Irish animated film Wolfwalkers has bagged a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture, Animated.
The film from Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon will compete in the category against The Croods: A New Age, Onward, Over the Moon and Disney +/Pixar newcomer Soul.
Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers follows Robyn Goodfellowe (English actress Honor Kneasfy), 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. Her parent also happens to work for Oliver Cromwell - one of the most vilified characters in Irish history.
While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, she befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh (Irish newcomer Eva Whittaker), a member of a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.