Cartoon Saloon Turns “Moon Man” into a Hand-Drawn Feature [TRAILER]

Moon Man, the classic children’s book by Tomi Ungerer, has been adapted into a hand-drawn animated feature. The film is a French/German/Irish co-production directed by Stephan Schesch and Sarah Clara Weber and animated by Irish production studio Cartoon Saloon, which also made The Secret of Kells.

The kids’ film has been making the festival rounds since 2012, accompanied by a slow theatrical rollout in various European countries. It will be released into Irish theaters later this month, but there is no indication that any distributor has picked it up for American release. Reviews of the film have been generally positive. From the trailer, it’s clear that the film has lost some of the idiosyncratic charm of Ungerer’s visual style, although it seems that the filmmakers have added some quirks of their own which should make this worth a viewing.


  • Jonathan King

    “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.” Aren’t trailers meant to spread awareness and interest in your film?

    • Chris Sobieniak

      It is pretty hypocritical in today’s world where such boundaries should not be i place. Sometimes they never learn.

    • Mike Scott

      You mean the notice that reads ‘the viewer has instantly stopped caring about this project and found something better to look at’? Weird, I also see that sometimes.

    • joe blow

      I’m getting that message too, and I live in Ireland.

      It’s silly

  • Chris Sobieniak

    There was also an animated version produced by Gene Deitch for Weston Woods as well.
    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjg4MDc0ODQ4.html

  • George Comerci

    This looks good…..will it be getting a US release?

  • http://the-animatorium.blogspot.com/ Natalie Belton

    Has anybody heard about what has happened with Cartoon Saloon’s other planed production, The Song of the Sea?

    • Ole Christian Løken

      It’s well in production :)