With all the stylized 2D artistry you’d expect, the latest feature from the twice Oscar-nominated ‘Song of the Sea’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’ director tells of a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves.
The world will soon again feast on the sumptuous 2D animated mastery of two-time Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore when his new Apple Original Film, Wolfwalkers, debuts in theatres and Apple TV+ later this year. For now, we only have this teaser trailer; folks taking part in the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, however, will get access to the film’s North American premiere.
Wolfwalkers, directed by Moore (Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) and Ross Stewart (The Secret of Kells), is set in a time of superstition and magic, and tells the story of a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, who journeys to Ireland with her father 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.
Wolfwalkers stars Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whitaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Jon Kenny, John Morton, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. It’s produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore and Stéphan Roelants, from a screenplay by Will Collins. The film is co-produced by the award-winning animation studios Cartoon Saloon (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, The Breadwinner) and Melusine Productions (Oscar nominee Ernest & Celestine); it will stream globally on Apple TV+ following its theatrical run.
Source: Apple TV+