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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 fairies and save the spirit world.

Director:

Tomm Moore

Writers:

Will Collins (screenplay by), Tomm Moore (based on an original story by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
David Rawle ... Ben (voice)
Brendan Gleeson ... Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Lisa Hannigan Lisa Hannigan ... Bronach (voice)
Fionnula Flanagan ... Granny / Macha (voice)
Lucy O'Connell ... Saoirse (voice)
Jon Kenny Jon Kenny ... Ferry Dan / The Great Seanachaí (voice)
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Lug (voice)
Colm Ó'Snodaigh Colm Ó'Snodaigh ... Mossy (voice)
Liam Hourican ... Spud / Bus Driver (voice)
Kevin Swierszcz Kevin Swierszcz ... Young Ben (voice)
Will Collins ... Additional Voices (voice) (as William Collins)
Paul Young ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Various Irish landmarks can be recognized in the film, among them the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, and the profile of the table mountain Benbulben in County Sligo and the Molly Malone statue of Dublin. See more »

Goofs

When Granny finds the ghosts in the bin on Halloween, she threatens to call the police. Being Irish and living unmistakably in Dublin, she would not use the term police, but would instead threaten to call "the Guards" (or "Gardaí" in Irish), the usual term for police in Ireland. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bronagh: Come away oh human child, to the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
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Crazy Credits

"Behind the scenes" wireframes and animatics from the production are shown beside the credits as they roll. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the cinema release, the words 'Feic Off' are written on a wooden door. On the UK Blu-ray release they have been removed. See more »

Connections

References The Secret of Kells (2009) See more »

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Who Are You
by Bruno Coulais & Kila
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So emotional traditional Irish story ,, brilliantly produced :)
29 March 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee 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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Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Song of the Sea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,910, 21 December 2014

Gross USA:

$857,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,190,884
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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