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Moon Man set for cinema release in December

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Moon Man gets a release date

Wildcard Distribution has just announced a release date for Moon Man, the IFB-funded animated feature from the Oscar-nominated producers of The Secret of Kells, Cartoon Saloon. It will be shown in selected Irish cinemas from December 27th.

This charming animated film tells the story of Moon Man, who has no idea how much the children (and especially the little girl) love him as they gaze up at the sky at night before going to sleep. He’s just sitting there, bored stiff, in his lonely silver sphere. Then one night a shooting star appears, whizzing through outer space towards the moon. Moon Man seizes his chance, grabs the speeding comet by the tail and hitches a ride to earth.

Moon Man is adapted from the worldwide bestselling book by Tomi Ungerer. The film screened at the Cork Film Festival this week and had its premiere at the IFI Family Festival last year. It won the audience award at the Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival this summer.

Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon, producer of Moon Man, commented, “Cartoon Saloon is proud to bring Moon Man to Irish and UK audiences this Christmas. 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.”

Moon Man is an Irish/French/German co-production, produced by Ross Murray and Paul Young for Cartoon Saloon in Ireland along with Schesch Filmkreation and Le Pacte, with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, among other financiers.