April 1, 2021

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A co-founder of the Cartoon Saloon studio, Irish-born animator Tomm Moore has directed three Oscar-nominated features, most recently the fantasy adventure WOLFWALKERS



The last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother, Ben, go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past.

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About the Film

2014, GKIDS, 93 min, Ireland, Dir: Tomm Moore

From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn animated masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic. Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny.

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About Tomm Moore

Over Cartoon Saloon’s history, Tomm Moore has worked as Director, Art Director, Storyboarder, Animator and Illustrator on a range of projects from commercials to service work for feature films and TV series, as well as a number of short films projects. Tomm has directed two universally successful feature films. Both were nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards: THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010 and the spiritual follow-up, SONG OF THE SEA, in 2015. Tomm also co-directed (with Ross Stewart) the “On Love” segment for THE PROPHET, a feature animation produced by Salma Hayek based on one of the best-selling books of all time. Tomm Moore received the Directors Guild of Ireland and America’s Finder’s Series Award in 2008 and European Director of the year at Cartoon Movie in 2009.

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