Roll out the red carpet for the Irish at the Oscars

Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon could pick up an Academy Award tonight for Irish fairytale Song of the Sea, writes Colette Sexton.

22nd February, 2015

Tonight, Cartoon Saloon will walk the Oscars’ red carpet for the second time in five years, after its film Song of the Sea was nominated for best animated feature at the 87th Academy Awards.

Win or lose, it is a significant achievement for the Kilkenny-based animation studio, but it has not always been plain sailing.

According to its chief executive Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon has struggled for years to raise cash from Irish banks.

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