New Teaser for Tomm Moore’s SONG OF THE SEA

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Check out the first interview here and teaser trailer below for Tomm Moore‘s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells, yet another hand-drawn Irish folk tale from Cartoon Saloon, titled Song of the Sea with voice acting from Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lucy O’Connell, Liam Hourican and Kevin Swierszsz.

But first, here’s the synopsis:

SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse — the last Seal-child — who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. SONG OF THE SEA features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lucy O’Connell, Liam Hourican and Kevin Swierszsz. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

If you have seen The Secret of Kells (it’s on Netflix) then you know why this new trailer for Song of the Sea is so exciting – the studio masterfully translate obscure Irish folklore into gripping stories and this looks to be no less spectacular.

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No word yet on how GKIDS will be distributing Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming movie in the US, but it’ll be showing in selected theaters before the end of the year.

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