WolfWalkers Walks & Talks
WolfWalkers Sketching Tour of Kilkenny
Saturday 3rd October – 10am – 11:30am | 10:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday 4th October – 12:30pm | 11:30am – 1pm
Take a pad and pencils or charcoal and join some of artists from WolfWalkers in a leisurely stroll around Kilkenny city’s most evocative historic sites, discover some of the ancient buildings and streetscapes that have inspired the work of the animators and sketch your impressions of the sights of Ireland’s medieval capital.
- Tour starts at time stated
- Meet under Arch gate at Kilkenny Castle (opposite The Design Centre)
- Age 12+ (under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, ticket required)
- Bring your own Sketching Materials
- Groups are limited to 12 max
- Participants are encouraged to wear a face covering for the duration of the walk.
Workshop with Fabian Erlinghäuser (Ages 6-12)
Location: Butler Gallery
Saturday 3rd October – 10:30am – 11:30am
Sunday 4th October – 11:30am | 12:30pm
In this jam packed workshop you will learn the essentials of animation with Cartoon Saloon’s Fabian Erlinghäuser.
Over the 60 minutes, Fabian will use his 20 years of industry experience to guide you through the basics of visual language, character design, storyboard and animation principles.
Workshop with Rory Conway (Ages 6-12)
Location: Butler Gallery
Sunday 4th October – 1:30pm – 2:30pm | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Cartoon Saloon’s Rory Conway to learn how to design and create your own characters for animation.
Sketching Materials supplied
WolfWalkers Street Art Exhibition
Working with local young people’s groups, Kilkenny Animated will facilitate a project to create works of street art in Kilkenny city that celebrate the film and the art of animation. Kilkenny County Council will also work with partners to create visually vibrant installations in vacant shop windows and sites throughout the city.
Spectacular WolfWalkers Illuminations At Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Animated has commissioned Algorithm to produce a spectacular projection mapped illuminations, with an animated loop of scenes and characters from the film, playing on the expanse of the external river walls of Kilkenny Castle. These illuminations will run for a number of hours every evening in the month of October. This spectacle can be viewed from John’s Bridge, Canal Walk and from the terrace of the River Court Hotel. Because the presentation loop will be about 10 minutes’ duration and will run repeatedly, no mass gathering of people will happen.
Bringing WolfWalkers to the Big Screen
Location: The Watergate Theatre
Sunday 4th October – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
In this mix of discussion and behind the scenes clips, WolfWalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart are joined by Assistant Director Mark Mullery and art director Maria Pareja to delve into the last six years of bringing WolfWalkers to the big screen.
With Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Maria Pareja and Mark Mullery.
Hometown Premiere - Screenings of WolfWalkers
The highlight of the festival weekend will be the Irish premiere of WolfWalkers, with multiple screenings of the film across the weekend of the Kilkenny Animated festival with free tickets available to the public.
IMC Cinema, Barrack Street, Kilkenny
Sunday 4th October 4:30pm | 5:15pm | 6:00pm | 6:45pm
In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability 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 into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
(Limited tickets available)
WolfWalkers Original Artwork Exhibition At Butler Gallery
The month long festival will culminate with the opening of The WolfWalkers Exhibition hosted by the new Butler Gallery.
“In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when Robyn saves a wild native girl, Mebh, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers and transforms her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.”
Butler Gallery continues its successful partnership with Cartoon Saloon in presenting an exhibition in response to Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon’s new film. The exhibition highlights the strengths and messages of this animated film whose story is based in medieval Kilkenny and includes core working drawings and backgrounds. This interactive and immersive exhibition is designed by Stephen McNamara of Roji and will coincide with the Irish premier of the film.
As with previous collaborations with Cartoon Saloon, Butler Gallery will deliver an extensive programme of public engagement including animation workshops for professionals, general public and children; film screenings; storytelling and a Medieval Ireland Talk Series connecting the film to medieval Kilkenny.
WolfWalkers – The Art of Voicing Animation
Location: The Watergate Theatre
Saturday 3rd October – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Join some of the voice cast of WolfWalkers, including Eva Whitaker (Mébh) as they discuss the process of bringing the characters to life with directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart as they show behind the scenes footage of early drafts right through to the final sequences in the film. Also joining them are Niamh Moyles who worked on the voice recording sessions for WolfWalkers. The panel is hosted by Lighthouse Studio’s Gilly Fogg who is no stranger to the art of voicing for animation.
With Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Eva Whitaker, Jon Kenny, John Morton, Niamh Moyles and Gilly Fogg