Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea (Irish: Amhrán na Mara) is a 2014 animated film that was directed and co-produced by Tomm Moore. It was an international co-production with animation studios in Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, and Luxembourg. It's the second movie that was made by Cartoon Saloon, following their first one, The Secret of Kells.
A 10-year-old Irish boy named Ben finds out that his silent younger sister, Saoirse, is a selkie who will have to free the faeries from the Celtic goddess, Macha.
Why It Rocks
- The amazingly beautiful animation that is entirely hand-drawn. This style of animation is kinda hard to find in today's movies.
- A touching story about Irish mythology and folklore.
- Great and interesting characters such as the adorable Saoirse and the spunky Ben.
- Ben and Saorise's father, Connor seems to have similarities as Tim Lockwood from Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. As their both likable, have a good heart and know what's best for their children
- Stellar writing that beautifully weaves in emotional themes with Irish folklore.
- The excellent and astonishing music by Bruno Coulais.
- The lighting is notably glowing.
- Connor's mother could be unlikable and mean spirited due to her strict personality.
The film was widely praised by critics and moviegoers alike and has a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.