“Wolfwalkers,” the third animated feature from two-time Academy Award-nominee Tomm Moore (“The Secret of Kells,” “Song of the Sea”) and Ross Stewart, co-produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, has won rave reviews at the 45th Toronto International Film Festival.
Our very own Irish Times has predicted awards glory already, saying it “looks a dead cert for an Oscar nomination”.
While film bible Variety said “In the decade since “Kells,” it’s not just the technological advances that make Moore’s latest so impressive, but the rapidly changing cultural conversations as well. He brings everything together by borrowing from timeless visual influences, leaving audiences with another stunning artwork for the ages”.
Another stunning review came from Playlist, who said “Not only is ‘Wolfwalkers’ easily the best animated film of the year, but a stirring masterwork, as stunningly gorgeous as it’s philosophically profound. No matter what comes next, Moore and company will forever be among the best artists ever to have graced the medium.”
It wasn’t just the critics who loved the Irish made film, audience members fled to Twitter to leave some of the following feedback.
Lucky enough to catch the @TIFF_NET digital premiere of WOLFWALKERS today
Probably the most visually ambitious and stunning of the @CartoonSaloon films. @tommmoore and @RossStewartArt out there showing the world what animated features can be! pic.twitter.com/rewMfS3eoM
— Matt Ferguson (@Matt_The_Ferg) September 13, 2020
Watched #Wolfwalkers again while I have access to @TIFF_NET Its glorious, like a European comic book come to life. I’d go so far as to say it’s the best-looking 2-D animated film since 101 Dalmatians. (w Thief inbetween)Every design decision works so beautifully. pic.twitter.com/aOmSxfHz8d
— Matt Jones (@Jonezee99) September 13, 2020
In other news: Wolfwalkers is the best film of the year and I want to watch it again and again and again! pic.twitter.com/96oNuCQ8vs
— I, Tanya 🎬 (@zlobuster) September 13, 2020