Oscars 2021: Irish Movie Nominated For Best Animated Feature

The flick is up against Disney and Pixar's Soul.

It’s a great day for Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

Located in Kilkenny, the studio is celebrating a nomination for their creation – Wolfwalkers – in the animated feature film category for this year’s Academy Awards.

Beating off stiff competition, this is an incredible honour for the flick, the studio and the movie’s creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart at the 93rd annual Academy Awards which will take place later than usual this year on April, 26.

Speaking about the nomination, the studio thanked their team and the Academy for the prestigious nomination.

The movie which is available to watch with an Apple TV+ subscription follows a young apprentice hunter and her father, who journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumoured to transform into wolves by night.

You can watch the trailer below!

Speaking about the excitement of the nomination, both the movie’s creators Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart spoke out on the great achievement, with Tomm noting it as a big day for the “wolfpack in Kilkenny, Paris, Luxembourg and beyond.”

We’re thrilled to see the movie getting the recognition it deserves and we’re keeping our fingers crossed come April. Bring it on.

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