One of the independent animators I’ve been most impressed by, David O’Reilly, just posted about the film The Secret of the Kells. O’Reilly’s first job was apparently working for Cartoon Saloon, the studio behind the film.
The movie premiered in Dublin a few days ago, and looks to be interesting, stylish, and refreshingly free of the snarky “edginess” that is all too common in feature animation these days. I hope it doesn’t take too long for it to jump over to this continent! Here is the film’s official site. Also check out The Blog of the Kells, a sort of production diary by Director Tomm Moore.