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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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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 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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Details

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le chant de la mer See more »

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Box Office

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According director Tomm Moore, the film is based on several aspects from his childhood. The film is set in October 1987, which Moore remembered as rainy and windy. Some characters also relate to Moore's family and pets from memories, pictures, etc. 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 »

Soundtracks

Baidin Fheidhlimi
Performed by Kila, Liam Hourican, and Karl Odlum
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User Reviews

 
Let the song of the sea sway your heart..:)
19 March 2015 | by okarin_rintaruSee all my reviews

Amazing artwork and amazing story! I must say this movie has a story to tell that will work up to your emotion just like sea touching a stone and fills it with life. Music is great! The use of color and environment is so vivid and well thought. "Song of the sea" takes you into a emotional and adventurous journey with Saoirse and Ben. I strongly recommend to watch this animated movie. If you are a fan of animation you will simply love it. I've watched quite a lot of work of Studio Ghibli. 2D work like this is rare to come by these days. Wonderful creation! You should make movies like this and unlock a part of us which has been lost in the waves of time. Thank you. :)


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