11th June 2020 - Comments Off on
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.
Apple acquired the rights to “Wolfwalkers,” and the film will stream around the world exclusively on Apple TV+, following a theatrical run.
“Wolfwalkers” will join a growing slate of premium, Apple Original films from award-winning storytellers including “Greyhound,” a new and inspiring action-packed film starring and written by Tom Hanks; “On the Rocks” starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and directed by Sofia Coppola; official 2020 Sundance Selection and SXSW Louis Black Lone Star Award recipient, “Boys State;” and critically acclaimed films now streaming, including “Beastie Boys Story,” The Banker” and Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award-winner “The Elephant Queen.”
An official Ireland-Luxembourg co-production, “Wolfwalkers" was produced with the participation of Value & Power Culture Communications Co, FIS/Screen Ireland, Film Fund Luxembourg, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTE, Canal +, OCS and the Pole Image Magelis, Charente Region Fund.
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