Cartoon Saloon’s next animated feature will be The Breadwinner, based on the bestelling novel by Deborah Ellis. The announcement was made by the studio’s co-founder Paul Young at last weekend’s Irish VFX & Animation Summit.
Breadwinner follows 11-year-old Parvana, who disguises herself as a boy in Taliban-era Afghanistan so that she can provide for her family. Nora Twomey, who co-directed The Secret of Kells and is a partner in Cartoon Saloon, will make her solo feature directorial debut. Author Ellis adapted the book with Anita Doron (The End of Silence).