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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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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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 ...
Pat Shortt ...
Lug (voice)
Colm Ó'Snodaigh ...
Mossy (voice)
Liam Hourican ...
Spud / Bus Driver (voice)
Kevin Swierszcz ...
Young Ben (voice)
Will 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:

Le chant de la mer  »

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Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,910, 19 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$857,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,190,672
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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 »

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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References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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The Mother's Portrait
by Bruno Coulais & Kila
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Song Of The Sea is a triumph of design and animation.
10 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

From the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells "Tomm Moore"This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend,Perfect balance of fantasy & real life.

A sweet journey of love and loss through Celtic mythology with a unique animation style that I've come to love,Song Of The Sea is a triumph in design and animation,The story was rich and quite impressive as well but after you see this film you'll be thinking about how amazing and beautiful it was.

Song Of The Sea gets a 10/10 from me and is well worth to be seen in theaters.


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