Director: Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore Run Time: 117 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2020
Starring: Eva Whittaker, Honor Kneafsey, Sean Bean
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, United States, United Kingdom
Screening as part of a Cartoon Saloon retrospective.
A selection of the studio’s shorts accompany this feature presentation.
“Far and away the best animated film of the year…a lushly animated storybook brought to life”
– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
About the film:
The fourth Academy Award-nominated feature from the Irish animation studio, and the third film in the lauded Irish folklore trilogy.
Before earning a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards, Wolfwalkers premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award for narrative feature at AFI Fest.
In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father 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 rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night, the very thing her father seeks to destroy.
Following the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014), this final installment in Tomm Moore’s gorgeous Irish folklore trilogy blends magic and history in a tale for all ages.