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Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Hold an AMA on Craft!

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This Tuesday, November 15, you will be able to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about Tomm Moore, the co-founder of the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon who were Oscar® nominated for its animated features The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. He will take part in an exclusive hour-long Ask Me Anything session on Craft.

The AMA session will be held online on Craft, a new subscription-based platform for animation artwork, and is freely available to everyone who wants to join in and ask a question. No sign-up required, but you can make sure to leave your email address here, so you definitely won’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.


Wanna get ready for this AMA session? Craft now offers a 10-day free trial of its service where you will be able to look at over 5,000 pieces of work from Cartoon Saloon, including concept art, storyboards, and rough animation! In addition to this amazing offer, no credit card is required for you to sign up. So, what are you waiting for? Go and check out the creative process behind tons of films, animation, games, and other digital media on Craft.

Tomm Moore’s Ask Me Anything session will take place this Tuesday, November 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. GMT+1 on Craft. More info.

Wanna make sure one of your question gets picked and answered? Leave your question to Tomm in the comments, and we’ll pick 3 of the best questions that will exclusively be asked to Tomm before the AMA even starts!

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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  • Emma Heili

    Question for Mr. Moore: At the end of Song of the Sea, we see Saoirse and Ben’s mom alive. If she was alive all that time, why didn’t she return earlier? P.S. I loved Saoirse! She reminds me of my younger sister when she was little.

    • Hey Emma,
      Thanks for your question, we’ll make sure Tomm addresses it tomorrow. See you then!

    • Hey Emma, the answer is in 🙂

      “Im glad you enjoyed the movie and I guess your little sister must have be really cute if shes like Saoirse! – as for Bronach at the end of the film – sorry if that was confusing -she was not alive – just a spirit who was awoken by the song – she could not stay as all the fairies had to leave .”

  • Kelly J.

    Question for Mr. Moore: Does Cartoon Saloon make movies generally with an Irish/Celtic influence or is the studio branching out as in the upcoming The Breadwinner in 2017? Thanks!

  • Gakk

    What is the process Cartoon Saloon goes through to get from Pitch Doc to Television screen?

    • Hey Gakk, thanks for posing the questions. Perhaps you saw the answer already, but here it is:

      “Hi … well its not always a simple process. But in broad terms I tend to start with visual development and a broad outline of the story, characters and themes. Then i work with a screenwriter and maybe some concept artists to flesh that idea out. We often make a trailer to test the styles and techniques we have in mind and to give partners and investors an idea of what we are planning. The screenplay is the most important element after that.We normally start to gather coproducers or financial partners at that stage…i could spend an hour just answering this question! its a big one! On craft you can see the various stages we go thru once the finance is in place from animatic to final picture”

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