Cartoon Saloon’s new preschool series “Silly Sundays” and “Puffin Rock – The Movie” presented for the first time at BLE
Five-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, will attend Brand Licensing Expo (BLE) for their second time to present licensing and merchandising opportunities for two new preschool properties, the recently announced animated preschool series Silly Sundays and their new feature film Puffin Rock – The Movie. Also being presented is Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy, featuring WolfWalkers, The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.
Brian Tyrrell, Cartoon Saloon’s General Manager, Licensing & Merchandise commented, “This is going to be an exciting BLE for Cartoon Saloon. In the preschool space, we’re presenting for the first time our newest animated series, Silly Sundays, for which we’ve already had many discussions and seen huge interest since we announced our deal with WarnerMedia Kids & Family for the series to air on the new Cartoonito preschool block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network along with RTE in Ireland. We’re also proud to debut Puffin Rock – The Movie, based on the award winning hit series, which will debut in 2022”
Tyrrell continues; “BLE will also provide us with the opportunity to speak to potential partners about Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy. With the completion of WolfWalkers, with its Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA® nomination among its more than 100 awards nominations and 45 award wins to date, the trilogy of WolfWalkers and also Academy Award® nominees Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, we’re delighted to work with potential licensing partners to create merchandise for fans geared toward the movie trilogy that offer further engagement across the brands.”
Silly Sundays is an endearing animated comedy series with heart that follows cousins Sonia, Hugo and Mel on fun, unexpected adventures at their family get-togethers. Created by Oscar®-nominated producer Nuria González Blanco (Late Afternoon), Silly Sundays will debut in 2023 on Cartoonito in the U.S., LATAM and EMEA, as well as with RTE in Ireland.
Co-produced with long-time partner Dog Ears and Chinese partner CNB, Puffin Rock – The Movie, based on the Emmy Award-nominated preschool TV Series Puffin Rock (78×7) will debut in the Summer/Autumn 2022 The movie sees the heroic Oona work with her new found friend Ursula to save their island, and a precious little egg, in an action-packed story which celebrates the puffins’ magnificent natural environment, and features themes of belonging, courage and friendship. The popular series enjoys international success, receiving an International Emmy Award nomination, two Kidscreen Awards and a Royal Television Award, and has been a huge hit with preschool audiences. Puffin Rock screens globally on Netflix and on Tencent in China where it has been streamed over 170 million times and on linear TV around the globe..
Cartoon Saloon will be seeking licensing partners for all properties across Toys, Apparel, Games/Puzzles, Crafts, Publishing, Accessories and more.
Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come to life in Cartoon Saloon’s celebrated Irish Folklore Trilogy, featuring three Academy Award®-nominated modern animated classics.
Early deals for the trilogy include a resplendent 4-Disc Blu-ray™ box set to be made available December 14 in North America with GKIDS and Shout! Factory and in the UK/Ireland with Studio Canal. This deluxe set features animatics and bonus features for the three films never released before in North America and is presented in environmentally friendly packaging that reflects each film’s loving depiction of the natural world. Cartoon Saloon will be developing a consumer products program for the Trilogy across multiple key categories, including Apparel, Games, Publishing, and Accessories, with an anticipated retail debut in 2022.