Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

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The Secret of Kells

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The Secret of Kells

The Story of Ireland

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The Story of Ireland

Written by Brendan O'Brien, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

A spectacular tour of Ireland's history for younger readers, from the ice age to the present day. Beautifully illustrated and a great read, this award-winning book is essential for every classroom and library: as well as being the perfect gift! Available both as large format and pocket sized hardback.

The Secret of Kells

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

See the movie that has wowed audiences around the world for yourself: Irish history and mythology reimagined for a new audience, and animated to the very highest standards.

The Secret of Kells

Written by Tomm Moore, Retold by Mary Webb, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

Featuring Vikings, fairies, and a very cute cat, the story of The Book of Kells is brought to life in this action-packed adventure.
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