Congratulations to the team at Cartoon Saloon, who has once again produced an Academy Award-nominated film!
This year, their film, The Breadwinner, has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father's life.
"Stylistically, apart from the real world look, there was a secondary world of storytelling when Parvana passes on a fable of childhood empowerment from her father to her younger brother. For this cut-out look, which took advantage of a special character-rig called Moho, the director turned to Toronto-based Guru Studio for the lighting, exporting hundreds of layers per character to achieve texture and depth using Nuke compositing software."