The Apple Original Film about a young girl confronting something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down, is being distributed domestically by GKIDS; produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, the film premieres December 11 on Apple TV+.
GKIDS is bringing Wolfwalkers to U.S. cinemas nationwide, with the film set to open in 500 theaters starting November 13. Tickets are available now at WolfwalkersMovie.com, and participating theater box offices. The U.S. theatrical release will include multi-day event screenings in partnership with Fathom Events on November 13, 14, and 15, as well as simultaneous full theatrical runs with Landmark, Angelika, LA’s Vineland drive-in, and other independent theaters nationwide and in Canada starting November 13. The film premieres globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, December 11.
An Apple Original Film, Wolfwalkers is the latest from two-time Academy Award-nominated director Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) and director Ross Stewart (The Secret of Kells), and co-produced by the award-winning animation studios Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions.
Wolfwalker made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and won the top audience award at AFI Fest; the first time an animated film has taken home the prize. The film currently has a Metacritic scale of 94, and is 95% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best reviewed films of the year.
Wolfwalkers is set in a time of superstition and magic, and tells the story of a young apprentice hunter, Robyne, 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.
The film 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, Twomey, Moore and Stéphan Roelants, from a screenplay by Will Collins.