Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, and Lisa Hannigan lend their voices to this animated fantasy inspired by the legend of the Selkie. The story follows the adventures of a young boy and his little sister -- the last of the Seal children -- as they journey across a world of magic and wonder on a quest to return to the sea.~Jason Buchanan
Tomm Moore, who also created the magical Secret of Kells, has crafted another gem of a children's movie. This focuses on dealing with grief and loss in a way that does not talk down to children. Instead, it teaches to embrace all of our emotions. By building the story around the folklore of Ireland, Song of the Sea helps introduce rich storytelling that is not Grimm-centric.
I got this based on a few recommendations from people I trust and it left me absolutely speechless. Song of the Sea is meticulously crafted - every frame adds to the overall experience. Nothing is wasted or superfluous. I've only recently seen it but I can say with complete honesty that this is one of the finest animated films I've ever seen and easily ranks with the best of Pixar and Ghibli. It's as magical a film that can be made.
This is a beautiful movie. It's a very emotional subject of a children loosing their mother and the hardships a father must endure trying to raise and comfort his children and the emotions the children feel. My granddaughter loved this movie.
Some children at an early age are faced with loosing a loved one, I highly recommend this movie for family night at the movies.
This animated movie will appeal to those who loved Secret of the Kells that was released in 2010. The animation is the same style and strives to enchant all viewers. If you are familiar with the legends of the selkie, then you are half way there to knowing what to expect. It is a beautiful story of love, and belonging. A must see for all.
I can't fault any part of this movie. The story is captivating, the characters are endearing, the artistic work is incredibly beautiful (none better), and the voice actors draw you in to the story with every word.
Whether you have children or not, you need to buy this movie.
Very creative and good family fun. Bring the family together and enjoy a " Story". In the sense of how stories were passed down from generation to generation, before the computer age. Have your family put away their cell phone and get together and watch a very creative and entertaining animated movie.