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Song of the Sea (2014) at a glance

Song of the Sea (2014) is an adventure-fantasy family animated feature directed by Tomm More. Produced by Cartoon Saloon, it is an Academy Award® nominee. This animated feature is in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France); with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.

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Song of the Sea (2014) Synopsis

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

Song of the Sea (2014) Review

Saoirse, the seal child.
Saoirse, the seal child.

People, I kid you not. An amazing, animation studio from Ireland by the name of Cartoon Saloon has arisen, and it is bound to have a legendary status. The creators behind Song of the Sea (2014) are undeniably some of the most creative and passionate people in the animation industry. You can tell it from just watching their movies!

Ben, Saoirse's elder brother.
Ben, Saoirse's elder brother.

Their latest feature Song of the Sea (2014) is yet another example that shows Irish animation is world class. Like their previous works, this animated feature is beautiful and it feels so magical looking at them. What's more about this animated feature is its heartwarming theme and interesting, lovable characters, making it immensely captivating and entertaining!

Saoirse being captured by the owls.
Saoirse being captured by the owls.

Honestly, most of the characters (human or not) are gorgeous and it's difficult to not love them! It has plenty of charming Irish mythological figures such as Selkie, Mac Lir the giant, Tír na nÓg, Seanachai and Macha in addition to Ben and Saoirse's cute family!

The siblings.
The siblings.

The protagonists, Ben and Saoirse are also inspiring. They are just children who felt mostly lonely at home but they are very brave. These siblings learned to get along with each other and the elder brother grows up most; he has learned to be more open-minded and how to be a responsible big brother!

The family.
The family.

Ending this post, I must say that Song of the Sea (2014) is awesome! With nice music and vivid animations, their adventure in this animated feature is nothing like we've seen before! If you love mythology, I am sure you will love it! Give them a try and I am sure you will love them instantly, as much as I do!

PS. This is my 92th animated movie review and it is one of the very rare that gets a rating of 10 out of 10 stars!

Who will like this?

Those who love mythological stories will love this soooo much!

Movie Review (From the same studio)

The Secret of Kells (2009)

Details of the movie

Director: Tomm Moore
Producer: Paul Young, Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Tomm Moore
Story: Tomm Moore
Screenplay: Will Collins
Cinematography: Not sure
Music: Bruno Coulais
Studio: Cartoon Saloon (main)
Starring: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Lucy O'Connell, Jon Kenny
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: StudioCanal, O'Brother Distribution, Haut et Court
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg
Language: English, Irish
Genre: Adventure Children Family Fantasy
Running time: 93 mins
Budget: Not sure.
Box office: USD 841,122

Official website(s)

http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/
http://www.gkidsfilms.com/song/

This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon and MoviepilotU. Rosalyn can be contacted via email and facebook.

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