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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 (as William Collins), Tomm Moore (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 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

There were four studios involved in creating this film: in Ireland (Cartoon Saloon is based in Kilkenny), Denmark, Belgium, and Luxembourg. 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

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Disney's Dishonor (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hate You
by Bruno Coulais & Kila
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The Myth Buster
29 March 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

It is generally accepted that only Disney can do animation with strong musical themes. Wrong.

It is generally accepted that only Japan can produce superior animation.Wrong.

It is generally accepted that FINDING NEMO was the best animated story about the sea.Wrong.

The other IMDb reviewer who said this could be the best animated feature ever made may not be wrong. It is one of a kind.

I could go on but hopefully you get the point.

Wonderful. Enchanting. Magical. Perfect.

I couldn't even hit the PAUSE button.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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