'Wolfwalkers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Apple TV animation featuring Sean Bean
The animation is undoubtedly gorgeous, as directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart tell a story about two young girls in 17th-century Ireland
Cartoon Salon's 'Wolfwalkers' promises to be a delightful ride and the trailers just give a tiny hint as to why this might be the case. The animation is undoubtedly gorgeous, as directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart tell a story about two young girls in 17th-century Ireland.
Here's all you need to know about the film.
'Wolfwalkers' will release on December 11, on Apple TV+.
The story is situated in a time of superstition and magic. A young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to destroy the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn becomes friends with a free-spirited girl, Mebh MacTíre, a member of a mysterious tribe rumoured to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh's missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
At the 2020 New York Comic Con, director Tomm Moore explained how he and co-director Ross Stewart decided on this story.
"Ross and I have worked together for a long time, and we were working on the concept art for Song of the Sea back in 2013, and over a lunch we discussed what would be a good movie to co-direct together that we wanted to make in this final piece in this triptych," he said, addding, "We talked about all the things we cared about, and even if there were things we didn’t care about, like hunting, or things we were worried about, like species extinction and the threat of civilization on nature, so those were the themes we wanted to explore. Then we talked a little about the folklore from around this area in Ireland, in Kilkenny, called the “Wolves of Ossory.” And at the time there was a documentary on Irish television called Wolfland, and it talked about how Oliver Cromwell and the British tried to eliminate wolves from Ireland to symbolically tame the country. So we had all those ingredients and more, and we started mixing it up and that’s how we came up with the story."
Sean Bean as Bill Goodfellowe
Sean Bean has made a name for himself with films like 'Flightplan', 'Game Of Thrones', 'Henry VIII' and 'Legends'.
The rest of the voice cast includes Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker and Simon McBurney.
The film has been directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, with a screenplay by Will Collins.
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