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Apple Original Film Wolfwalkers” To Make Its World Premiere at the 45th Toronto International Film Festival

Apple’s “Wolfwalkers,” the third animated feature from two-time Academy Award-nominee Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells,” “Song of the Sea”) and Ross Stewart, co-produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, will make its world premiere as an official selection of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival.

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Wolfwalkers” joins the previously announced Apple Original film “Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds,” a new project from acclaimed filmmakers Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, that will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on opening night.

“Wolfwalkers” follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic 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. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

The Apple Original film is directed by Moore and Stewart and written by Will Collins (“Song of the Sea”). Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Moore and Stéphan Roelants serve as producers. It follows Moore’s two prior Oscar-nominated animated features, “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” as well as Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated “The Breadwinner,” the last two of which also made their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Apple Original Film “Wolfwalkers” Joins Annecy International Animated Film Festival Lineup

New animated film from multiple Academy Award-nominated studios Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, created and directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, to debut around the world later this year as part of Apple’s premium film lineup.

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Apple’s “Wolfwalkers,” a new animated film from two-time Academy Award-nominee Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells,” “Song of the Sea”) and Ross Stewart, Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions and Folivari, is joining the 2020 Annecy International Film Festival programme for a special, virtual sneak peek event. A first look at the film’s hand-crafted animation process will be showcased in the Work in Process Feature Films section at the renowned, world-class festival for animation ahead of its global debut in theaters and on Apple TV+ later this year.

“Wolfwalkers” follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic 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. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

The film is directed by Moore (“Song of the Sea,” “The Secret of the Kells”) and Stewart (“The Secret of Kells’), and written by Will Collins (“Song of the Sea”). Nora Twomey, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants serve as producers.

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Get ready for a new Puffin Rock adventure – this time it’s a movie!

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The acclaimed children’s pre-school brand, Puffin Rock, is enjoying continued success and the co-owners, Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Books, and Dog Ears are delighted to announce the ‘greenlight’ on the production of the Puffin Rock Movie.

The award winning pre-school TV series Puffin Rock (2 seasons, 79 x 7 min episodes) enjoys international success (nominated for an International Emmy, winner of two Kidscreen Awards and a Royal Television Award) and has been a huge hit with pre-school audiences. Puffin Rock has been acquired by various international broadcasters including a global deal with Netflix, and a Chinese acquisition by China Nebula Group (CNB). Puffin Rock broadcasts on Tencent in China, where it has been streamed over 170 million times. The Puffin Rock Movie is the latest announcement for these charismatic Puffins!

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