Song of the Sea

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Running Time:
90 mins.
Tomm Moore
Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan
Cartoon Saloon, Superprod

Following his debut feature 'The Secret of Kells', animation wunderkind Tomm Moore scores a second Oscar nomination with 'Song of the Sea', a modern fairy tale which stays true to the celebrated 2D animation style of Cartoon Saloon with a beautiful story for the whole family.

The film tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey back to their home by the Sea, across a fading world of ancient Irish legends and magic, a world that needs Saoirse to find her voice and sing the ‘Song of the Sea’ to save all of fairy kind from being lost forever.

'A real animated gem!' – SCREEN DAILY

'Wondrous! Delightful!' – THE HOLLYWOORD REPORTER

'Visually Rapturous! Gorgeous!' – THE WRAP

'A visually stunning animation animation masterwork' – LA TIMES

'Sooner rather than later we will be talking about Tomm Moore with the same reverence and adoration as we do now about Miyazaki. This is one of the most blissfully beautiful animated films ever made.' – INDIEWIRE

The MIFF People's Choice Award Winners

The results are in: the winners of the MIFF People's Choice Awards, presented by Foxtel Movies, are Song of the Sea (Best Feature) and Graceful Girls (Best Documentary).

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Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th IFTA Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.

The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6....

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Song of the Sea has won the Grand Prize in the Feature Film category, at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015.

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Song of the Sea wins Best Soundtrack and Jury Special Prize at MONSTRA 2015 - Lisbon Animated Film Festival.

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Song of the Sea wins Audience Choice Award at Providence Children's Film Festival and Best Directing & Public Choice Awards at Festival de cinéma pour enfants de Québec.


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Song of the Sea is nominated as Best Animated Film by the César Awards 2015.

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We're thrilled to announce that Song of the Sea has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature!


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WestEnd is pleased to share with you a selection of best quotes from the French press for SONG OF THE SEA, out in theatres in France today!

“Une merveille visuelle” – LE FIGARO
(“A visual marvel”)

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SONG OF THE SEA has just been nominated for 7 Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature.

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The Feinberg Forecast picks Song of the Sea as one of the likely Animation nominees*

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We are pleased to share with you the new French trailer for SONG OF THE SEA, "LE CHANT DE LA MER":

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Twenty films have been submitted for consideration in this year's animated feature Oscar category, a large and diverse group that could potentially be winnowed down to five.

According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules,...

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A quite delightful piece of magical animation, Song Of The Sea – the follow-up film from Tomm Moore, who made the Oscar-nominated The Secret Of The Kells – is a real pleasure. A bewitching, moving and often enchanting film, it eschews the current...

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Song of the Sea is another satisfying smack in the face of computer-generated 3D animation from Irish director Tomm Moore, after his earlier, Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. Working with wondrous watercolor backgrounds and 2D animation in...

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Slam-dunk best picture Oscar contenders have been in short supply at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, but one premiere here does look like a strong contender on the animation side.

"Song of the Sea," Tomm Moore's lovely...

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The product of a miraculously unique brand of animated alchemy, Tomm Moore’s follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated “The Secret of Kells,” is an even more stunning work of art. As if wrapped in a blanket made of gorgeous magical dreams,...

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Irish animator Tomm Moore made - to put it mildly - a very large impression with his 2009 feature debut The Secret Of Kells, a gorgeous piece of work with rich storytelling high in adventure and genuine emotion that earned the film an Oscar...

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Cartoon Saloon has secured a number of deals for their forthcoming animated film Song of the Sea, by director Tomm Moore.

By Scannain

Fantastic news for Irish animation as Kilkenny based...

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June 13, 2014 - John Hopewell

ANNECY — London-based WestEnd Films has initiated further early sales on Tomm Moore’s “Song of the Sea,” one of Europe’s most anticipated animation features. North American rights to the pic...

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July 7th - Carlos Aguilar

Here is where Pixar’s absence will be most appreciated. The 3D animation giant has won more Oscars for Best Animated Feature than anyone else. In many occasions...

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FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | Elsa Keslassy

Gkids released Moore's last toon "The Secret of Kells," which was nominated for an Oscar in 2010

BERLIN– New York-based GKids, a leading purveyor of foreign arthouse toons, has...

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7 February, 2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Secret of Kells director’s sophomore animation gets sales company.

WestEnd Films has signed on to sell Tom Moore’s anticipated animation Song of the Sea, the director’s...

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Release information

US Distributor

Release Date:
19th December 2014

UK Distributor

Release Date:
10th July 2015

FR Distributor

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Release Date:
10th December 2014




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