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Cartoon Saloon’s IRISH FOLKLORE TRILOGY Coming To Blu-ray In December

Studiocanal is set to debut a stunning new collectors edition of Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy on Blu-ray in December.

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Irish Folklore Trilogy (Studiocanal/Cartoon Saloon)

Three treasured and critically-acclaimed animated films, The Secret of Kells, Song of The Sea, and Wolfwalkers will be released by STUDIOCANAL with Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy, a resplendent 4-Disc Blu-ray™ box set, on December 13, 2021 – available to pre-order here

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come to life in Cartoon Saloon’s celebrated Irish Folklore Trilogy, 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 triumph Wolfwalkers follows 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 by looking at history through the lens of folklore, with all three features available in both the English & Gaelic language. The handcrafted animation and painstaking attention to detail are what makes these films so beloved by fans.

The limited-edition Irish Folklore Trilogy boxset features the exclusive Blu-Ray™ presentation of the spellbinding Wolfwalkers, as well as animatics and bonus features for the three films never released before in the UK. This deluxe set is presented in a beautiful rigid slipcase with art that includes an original illustration by Cartoon Saloon that perfectly reflects each film. Also included is a fold out poster plus a booklet featuring sketches, filmmaker notes and an illuminating essay from Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham, the team behind the Ghibliotheque podcast about the lauded animation studio, the origins and creation of these incredible films, and their role in the world of animation and the world at large.

Special features on the release include:

The Secret of Kells

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Voices of Ireland
  • Director’s Presentation
  • Pencil-to-Picture
  • Aisling at the Oscars
  • And more 

Song of the Sea

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The Art of Song of the Sea
  • Animation Tests
  • And more

Wolfwalkers

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Voicing Wolfwalkers
  • “How to Draw” Demonstrations
  • The Music of Wolfwalkers
  • Behind “Running With The Wolves”
  • Trailers
  • And more

Bonus Disc

  • Song of the Sea Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • The Secret of Kells Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • Wolfwalkers Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • Reading of Pangur Bán by Mick Lally
  • And more

Pre-order your copy here and grab the Irish Folklore Trilogy in stores from December 13, 2021.


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