Co-founder and CEO of Cartoon Saloon
Paul is a co-founder and CEO of Cartoon Saloon, Producer of the Oscar® Nominated animated features The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. Paul was Executive Producer of the Bafta Nominated TV series Skunk Fu!
He is currently producing the 2nd series of Cartoon Saloon’s Puffin Rock, an original TV series, in partnership with Penguin Publishing and children’s media company, Dog Ears. Puffin Rock is now available on Nick Jr, RTE jr and Netflix. The series, narrated by Irish actor, Chris O’Dowd, had a double celebration at the recent Kidscreen awards in Miami, when they won in 2 categories; “Best New Animation” and “Best New Series.”
Paul Young was there on the night to receive the award.
Supported from the beginning by both the Irish Film Board and RTEjr the show has been available to Irish audiences on RTE jr. and NICK Jr since early 2015 and on Netflix since September 2015.
Set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland, the series introduces a combination of preschool themes and soft natural history learnings to young viewers through Oona, a charismatic and plucky, young puffin. Along with her ever curious little brother, Baba, she explores the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures.
Watch the trailer here: Puffin Rock
Previously Cartoon Saloon picked up the Producer of the Year tribute at the Cartoon forum 2008 and Cartoon Movie 2009. Paul is also an award winning cartoonist and illustrator.