Feighan congratulates Paul Young

Senator Frank Feighan has congratulated fellow Boyle native Paul Young whose animation studio Cartoon Saloon has just been nominated for another Oscar.

“I wish to warmly congratulate Paul and Cartoon Saloon on today’s Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. This is a third Oscar nomination for the Kilkenny-based company which already has two Academy Award and BAFTA nominations among its growing list of achievements:“

This is more great news for Cartoon Saloon, the animation studio co-founded by our very own Boyle native Paul, who is the company’s CEO.

“Paul and his company have once again put Ireland on the world stage thanks to this latest Oscar nomination.

“I wish Paul and the Cartoon Saloon team the very best of luck at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles next March.

The Kilkenny based company received the prestigious nomination for their latest film, ‘The Breadwinner’. The animated feature tells the story of Parvana, a 11-year-old girl in Afghanistan growing up under the Taliban, who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father.

The Breadwinner will premiere in Ireland as part of the Dublin International Film Festival on February 22nd next.

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