Wolfwalkers is a wonderful little film produced by the same studio that gave us The Secret Of Kells.
Now, Wolfwalkers has just received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. I mean, how cool is that!
This is a first for several reasons, mostly because this film aired on Apple TV+, so it never had a main theatrical run. Also, this is a very stylized piece, and the Academy doesn’t always consider those when choosing its nominations. Yes, Anime has been in the running before, and even won in 2002 for Spirited Away, but when a film is nominated for Best Animated Features, it goes up against big powerhouses like Pixar and Dreamworks. CGI amination has become so commonplace nowadays that it’s tough for a hand-drawn film to compete, which is all the more reason to wish Wolfwalkers success.
Here’s the “Official Press Book” for Wolfwalkers, and below is the trailer. If you have a chance to see this film on Apple TV+, I highly suggest you do so. You won’t be disappointed.