SO FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE WONDERFUL BUSINESS RESEARCHING, IN MY SIGHTS, 'CARTOON SALOON'
Cartoon Saloon is an Irish based
animation company established in 1999 by an informal group of animation
students, Paul Young, Tom Moore and Nora Twomey. Since 1999 their company has
created TV Series, both short and feature length animated films, as well as
creating their own graphic novels and children’s books.
ABOVE: THE SECRET OF KELLS
BELOW: SONG OF THE SEA
Cartoon Saloon grabbed my interest
due to their stylistically colourful and wonderfully animated films. They focus
mainly on 2D animation, with bits and pieces of grading and photo manipulation
thrown in with it. Examples with the most gravitas definitely have to be their
2009 feature film ‘The Secret of Kells’ and the most recent and shortly to be
arriving to cinemas ‘Song of the Sea’. From reading their website and scouring
through their pages, it seems to be a really happy and friendly (if not
slightly eccentric) place to work and create, this being the reason they have
been added into my list of companies that I’m interested in working for.