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Animated Family Film ‘Moon Man’

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Available to buy on DVD this Friday

The magical, heartfelt story of Moon Man is coming to DVD, download and on-demand this week. Based on the much loved best-selling children’s book by Tomi Ungerer, Moon Man is a fun family film that will be available to buy on DVD in stores throughout Ireland including HMV, Tesco’s and Golden Discs this Friday, 18th April, just in time for Easter.

The man on the moon is bored. One night he hitches a ride to Earth on the tail of a passing comet and starts to explore the sights and the fantastical creatures of the new planet. But all is not well. The ‘attack from outer space’ sets off alarm bells ringing in the President of Earth’s headquarters and the Moon Man’s absence from his post means that all the worlds’ children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, the children must join forces with Moon Man to return him to his rightful place in the sky.

Lively, vibrant and fun, this sweet feature length animation directed by Stephan Schesch is the latest release from the Oscar® nominated producers of The Secret of Kells, Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon.

Speaking about Schesch’s adaptation of his work for the big screen, Tomi Ungerer said: “I consider myself truly privileged for having met such creative minds who respected both my life and my work”.

An acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator, Ungerer is the recipient of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award. He has published over 140 books and his works have been translated into over 28 languages. His most recent children’s book Fog Island was voted one of the New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated Children’s books of 2013.

Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon, producer of Moon Man commented “Tomi Ungerer is an inspiration to artists the world over and his books for children have been celebrated for generations for their intelligent, entertaining stories and original characters”.

Having played in Irish cinemas before Christmas, the DVD which is being released by Wildcard Distribution is the perfect Easter treat and will include a Kids Activity Sheet and a money off voucher for the best-selling Moon Man book by Tomi Ungerer.

Moon Man will be available on DVD in the UK and across a range of digital platforms and formats in Ireland and the UK from Monday April 21st giving families the chance to follow Moon Man’s adventure across a range of devices, whenever and wherever they choose.