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Sunday, March 3 • 10:00 AM • T2

Sneak Peek Preview Screening | Animated Dramatic Feature | Academy Award-nominated Animation Studio | Woman Writer & Co-Producers

Generously sponsored by Pat Reilly

A new action-packed film of the much beloved animated TV show, by Academy Award nominated Cartoon Saloon, award-winning creative-studio Dog Ears in a co-production with Penguin Books that celebrates belonging, courage and friendship set against the backdrop of climate change threatening Ireland's magnificent natural environment. When the last Little Egg of the season disappears under mysterious circumstances, Oona and her new friends race against time to bring it home before a big storm hits Puffin Rock and puts the entire island in danger. Puffin Rock and the New Friends marks the first animated feature to be produced in Northern Ireland. 


Director: Jeremy Purcell

Screenwriter: Sara Daddy

Producers: Paul Young, Gerry Shirren, Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, John McDaid, and Fionnuala Deane 

Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Amy Huberman, Eva Whittaker, Beth McCafferty 

Ireland/UK, 2023, color, 99 min. RATED TV-Y7. Recommended for ages 2 to 7.


"[A] soothing, gentle-going delight...The same exquisite animation by Cartoon Saloon, the Kilkenny-based studio behind equally gorgeous films 'The Secret of Kells' and 'Wolfwalkers.' Their house style – so magical, so distinctive – puts them fully in the same league as Studio Ghibli and Pixar. Here, too, they fill every frame with an absolute wonder and joy in nature." --Cath Clarke, The Guardian, July 2023

 🎟 For further information regarding bookings: 
Please call 301-495-6720 between M-F, 9 AM - 5:30 PM or email

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Jeremy Purcell

Jeremy Purcell has been working in the animation industry for over 20 years, graduating from Ballyfermot Senior College in 1999. His professional start came with the then fledgling Cartoon Saloon, where he worked on From Darkness and Rebel, which was to become The Secret of Kells, the studios first feature film and first Oscar Nomination, as the Effects Supervisor.

He moved to Galway to open a new studio, A Man & Ink, where he worked on TV shows such as Ish’Ha’Fan, Joe & Jack, and the 30min short film Miss Remarkable & Her Career

In 2014 he returned to Cartoon Saloon to work on Song of the Sea. Two more feature films (The Breadwinner and The Prophet) and another two TV series (Puffin Rock and Pete the Cat) followed. After taking a mini break to produce the short film A Cat Called Jam for A Man & Ink, in 2019 Jeremy started work on the then untitled Puffin Rock feature. 

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