Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.
Releasing from GKIDS in North America on December 14, magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come to life in Cartoon Saloon’s celebrated Irish Folklore Trilogy Blu-ray box set, featuring three Academy Award-nominated modern animated classics. The studio’s first film, The Secret of Kells, is a beautifully rendered tale of a master illuminator and his young apprentice; followed by the breathtakingly gorgeous Song of the Sea, the adventure of a mythical seal-child and her brother on a quest to save the spirit world; and their latest film, Wolfwalkers, the harrowing and thought-provoking take of a young huntress and her friendship with a free-spirited wolf-girl.
These culturally rich films celebrate the Irish heritage of the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon filmmakers as they explore history through animated folklore. Their stylized, hand-drawn animated films showcase the charm and beauty of Irish folk tales using rich and compelling stories handed down from across generations.
In addition to the announcement, GKIDS has released an anthology trailer showcasing all three films. Take a few minutes to immerse yourself in the lyrical, magic worlds Cartoon Saloon’s enchanting animated films:
The limited-edition Irish Folklore Trilogy box set features the exclusive Blu-Ray presentation of the spellbinding Wolfwalkers, as well as animatics and bonus features from all three films never released before in North America. This deluxe set is presented in beautiful and environmentally friendly packaging that reflects each film’s loving depiction of the natural world, and the art includes an original illustration by Cartoon Saloon. Also included is an illuminating 2,000 word essay by film critic Andy Crump about the lauded animation studio Cartoon Saloon, the origins and creation of these incredible films, and their place in animation and the world at large.