Animation has always held a special place in my heart and, despite my age, I always find myself sucked in when I see something hand drawn. As the industry moves further away from the medium, it is hard to find truly unique works of animation—that’s not to say they’re not out there, but for every Klaus, or Into the Spiderverse; there is amyriad of CGI, pop-culture reference-filled shlock that fills most screens these days.
This is why Kilkenny based Cartoon Saloon is such a rare breed. Known for such films as: The Secret of Kells, and Song of the Sea; they have a style all their own—drawing on myth and legend to craft works that are as engaging as they are stunning to look at. At TIFF 2020, their latest film: Wolfwalkers, delivered on past promise by offering up a stunning deep and heartfelt take on Celtic folklore, and is a truly special film that deserves your attention.
Director(s): Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
Cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney