Teaser Trailer for Animated Fantasy Film 'Wolfwalkers' on Apple TV+
"Be a wolf!" Apple has released an early teaser trailer for a new animated feature film titled Wolfwalkers, the latest project from acclaimed Irish animation filmmaker Tomm Moore (of The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) co-directing with concept artist Ross Stewart. 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 Wolfwakers and transform her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. The voice cast includes Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whitaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Jon Kenny, John Morton, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. I am a huge fan of Moore's work, and I had no idea he was making this! I couldn't be more excited!! This looks magical and vibrant and thrilling. And I love films about wolves! Whaaaat! Oh my goodness this is so totally my jam. Get a first look.
Here's the teaser trailer (+ poster) for Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart's Wolfwalkers, on Apple's YouTube:
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. Wolfwalkers is directed by animation filmmakers Tomm Moore (director of the films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) & Ross Stewart (art director on The Secret of Kells, concept artist on ParaNorman, Song of the Sea), who have worked together previously. The screenplay is written by Will Collins. Produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions. Apple will debut Moore & Stewart's Wolfwalkers in theaters and streaming on Apple TV+ starting in late 2020. First impression? Looking fun?
This kind of story should be told more often. Looks great.
DAVIDPD on Sep 8, 2020
It's closer to The Secret of Kells than to Song of the Sea. Stil, it looks great ...
shiboleth on Sep 8, 2020
All three were based on Irish mythology, but you thought “Kells” was the weakest one?
Mark Brackney on Sep 12, 2020
No, not at all. Maybe it came out wrong what I said since I meant the difference between them. I only wanted to say that this one looks more similiar to 'Kells' than to Song of the Sea. As for the quality, they are all great ...
shiboleth on Sep 13, 2020
Ah, of course. All three are set in different time periods, though: "Kells" takes place in the 9th century, when the real 'Book of Kells' was first written, and the Vikings started their spread across Europe; "Wolfwalkers" is set around the 1700's, and of course deals with the last wild pack of wolves in the island, and "Song" takes place in the modern world. All fictional, of course, but still deal with Irish culture and mythology. You probably associated "Wolfwalkers" and "Kells" because they're both set in the past...
Mark Brackney on Sep 13, 2020
Probably. But honestly, I wasn't sure about the time of 'Wolfwalkers'. Which doesn't bother me, I trust in this story and in this author. This will more than probably be a great watch. And thank you for filling the historical and cultural gaps that surround those stories...
shiboleth on Sep 14, 2020
Wolves became extinct in Ireland sometime in 1786, despite the fact that they were creatures much respected and revered in Irish culture and mythology (which this film is based on here). There were plans to reintroduce them back to the countryside, but so far the Irish government hasn’t said a word or made any plans about that. In other words, this movie may not have a happy ending, indeed...
Mark Brackney on Sep 12, 2020
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