PARTNER EVENT | SFFILM Festival Presents:
Cartoon Saloon Workshop — Puffin Rock with the New Friends (2023)

Tickets on-sale via SFFILM
Sat, Apr 28 | 1pm

Please note: This event is being hosted by SFFILM at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Event details can be found on SFFILM's website. Drawing materials will be provided.

Cartoon Saloon, the renowned Irish studio known for their beautifully crafted hand-drawn animation, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Cartoon Saloon’s latest work, Puffin Rock and the New Friends (2023), builds upon the world created in their award-winning preschool TV series of the same name, and—with visually stunning designs and vibrant colors—honors the lush natural beauty of the Irish coast while also featuring powerful themes of belonging, friendship, and courage. Director Jeremy Purcell will join us to present behind-the-scenes artwork, answer questions, and lead the audience in the drawing of some fan-favorite Cartoon Saloon characters. Additional activities will include raffles for prizes and artwork. 

Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

On-Sale Information

Tickets are on-sale via SFFILM's website.

About the Speaker

Jeremy Purcell has worked in animation for over 20 years at Cartoon Saloon and his own studio, A Man & Ink. As an animator and visual effects artist, his projects have included The Secret of Kells (2009), Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014), and Song of the Sea (2014). He has directed episodes of Joe and Jack (2012) and Pete the Cat (2017–19). He makes his feature debut with Puffin Rock and the New Friends (2023). He won an Emile Award for character animation for his work on The Breadwinner (2017). 

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