Senator Frank Feighan has congratulated fellow Boyle native Paul Young whose animation studio Cartoon Saloon was nominated on Tuesday for another Oscar.
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.
Senator Feighan said: “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”.
The Kilkenny-based company received the prestigious nomination for their latest film, ‘The Breadwinner’. The animated feature tells the story of Parvana, an 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.