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Song of the Sea (2014)

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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.

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Cast

Cast overview:
David Rawle ...
Ben (voice)
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Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Lisa Hannigan ...
Bronach (voice)
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Granny / Macha (voice)
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Saoirse (voice)
Jon Kenny ...
Ferry Dan / The Great Seanachaí (voice)
Pat Shortt ...
Lug (voice)
Colm Ó'Snodaigh ...
Mossy (voice)
Liam Hourican ...
Spud / Bus Driver (voice)
Kevin Swierszcz ...
Young Ben (voice)
Will Collins ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as William Collins)
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Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild peril, language and pipe smoking images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 2014 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

La canción del mar  »

Box Office

Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,910 (USA) (19 December 2014)

Gross:

$850,043 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

When Saoirse is following the glowing particles up the lighthouse staircase after blowing on the shell, her shadow appears to be that of a seal rather than a human. See more »

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[first lines]
Saoirse: Ben
[last lines]
Saoirse: Granny
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"Behind the scenes" wireframes and animatics from the production are shown beside the credits as they roll. See more »

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References The Princess and the Goblin (1991) See more »

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So emotional traditional Irish story ,, brilliantly produced :)
29 March 2015 | by (Boston, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

The songs and the music is so magical it takes you so deep in the ocean and so high up the Irish highlands traditional stories.

The Oscar nomination was no foul, for me it is as good as Big Hero 6 but maybe the latter has more Action,, yet the storyline and plot here is tighter and more intriguing.

There were some Irish sentences where i'm lost .. couldn't get few words ;) :D but i lived for a while up in Glasgow, Scotland so i kinda got used to these mysteriously "charming" accents ;)

Don't keep your emotions sealed in jars :) It's been really so long since i'v watched an Animated movie with so much heightened emotions :) In the final scene i really felt like crying ...

Overall it's recommended , hope you enjoy it guys ;)


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