If you've never seen The Secret Of The Kells, you should go watch it immediately (it's on Netflix). If you have, then you know exactly why this new trailer for Cartoon Saloon's upcoming movie is so exciting. The Irish studio has a style unlike almost any other, and they masterfully translate obscure (to most of society) folklore into gripping stories. Song of the Sea looks to be no less spectacular, as the video and its description clearly show.
Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse — the last Seal-child — who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. SONG OF THE SEA features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lucy O'Connell, Liam Hourican and Kevin Swierszsz. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.
There's no release date yet, but hopefully we'll hear soon.