The Secret of Kells
Cartoon Saloon were delighted to accept the Best Animation IFTA on Saturday night on behalf of all the talented and dedicated artists, animators, cast and crew that worked on our first feature film. It was an extra honour for Tomm Moore to win the Rising Star award too.
Tomm Moore and the rest of the team at Cartoon Saloon are ecstatic to receive an Academy Award ® nomination for Best Animated Feature for their debut feature film THE SECRET OF KELLS. Best Animated Feature is a huge category to be in, with Cartoon Saloon sharing the nominations with major studios Pixar, Fox, Focus and Disney, and beating other major studios to the short list.
Director Tomm Moore said “The nomination for The Secret of Kells in the animated feature category of the Academy Awards ® is a huge surprise and honour. It’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the entire crew and all our partners in the production”. The Secret of Kells (now on DVD across Ireland) was also recently nominated in the BEST ANIMATED FEATURE category in THE ANNIE AWARDS, (Animation’s Highest Honour), along with 3 IFTA nominations.