Monday May 25, 2020

Cartoon Saloon to take on 40 extra staff

Firm draws on inspiration for Amazon deal

5th March, 2017
Paul Young, chief executive of Cartoon Saloon, at the company’s Kilkenny offices Picture: Dylan Vaughan

Kilkenny animation studio Cartoon Saloon will take on an additional 40 staff in Kilkenny this year as it ramps up production on its first Amazon show.

The 14-episode animated kids series Pete the Cat, based on a book series, will be a co-production with LA-based Alcon Television Gr.

It will be developed by Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, who co-created Disney’s animated series Phineas and Ferb and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company. Singers Elvis Costello and Diana...

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