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Tomm Moore's Song of the Sea coming to UK DVD and Blu-ray in November

One of the best animated films of the year, Song of the Sea is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on 9th November. The film, directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) is the beautiful tale of a young girl called Saoirse who is the last 'seal child'.

The disc releases will include the following extras:

Audio commentary with Tomm Moore
Behind The Scenes (with optional Tomm Moore commentary)
Animation Tests (with optional Tomm Moore commentary)
The Art of Song of The Sea

The Blu-ray release also contains limited-edition art card.

You can pre-order the Blu-ray release at one of these retailers...

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The DVD is available from one of these retailers...
Amazon UK£9.99£0.00£9.99
In stock 
Preorder now£15.99£0.00£15.99
Pre-order , Due for release on 31/12/2015 
Out of stock 
Not Yet Printed 

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.

SONG OF THE SEA is the latest visionary animation from acclaimed director Tomm Moore, who follows in the footsteps of his Academy-Award nominated classic THE SECRET OF KELLS with another unique story spun from the beautiful myths and legends of ancient Ireland. SONG OF THE SEA in turn was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Moore continues to delight families with his dedication to hand-drawn animation, drawing inspiration from Celtic Folk-Art and modernist painters such as Kandinsky and Klee. Painting magical and emotionally sophisticated stories in wonderfully unfamiliar worlds, his stories enthral audiences of all ages in the manner of legendary animation houses such as Studio Ghibli.

In SONG OF THE SEA this dazzling hand-drawn style brings to life a tale of the mysterious, fabled Selkies – who inhabit the land as humans but transform into seals at sea, blending their ancient story seamlessly into a modern day backdrop. Opening with young Ben’s (voiced by David Rawle) most powerful memories of his mother, her love of Irish legends and her beautiful music, it quickly becomes clear her songs have power, and that power is somehow linked to a conch shell flute she left Ben after giving birth to Saoirse. Five years later Ben and Saoirse – who has been mute all this time – embark on an epic voyage through a hidden world of magic, fairies, giants and witches. Along the way Saoirse’s own powers as a selkie awaken and she develops the ability to bring her mothers stories to life and save the spirit world from disappearing forever. She just needs to find her voice.

SONG OF THE SEA memorably reunites the acclaimed voice-cast from Moore’s earlier THE SECRET OF KELLS with Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, The Smurfs), voicing both the children’s shattered lighthouse keeper father and the Celtic Sea God Mannanan Mac Lir, and Fionnula Flannigan (The Others, The Guard) as their hilariously rigid and Dublin-based Granny and the villainous Owl-Witch Macha. Joining them is David Rawle (Moone Boy) as the voice of Ben and celebrated singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (vocal contributor to Gravity and Fury) who plays the children’s beloved mother Bronach.

Released to widespread acclaim on its theatrical release earlier this year, SONG OF THE SEA is an enchanting delight that showcases Tomm Moore and Cartoon Saloon’s unique ability to entwine the traditional with the new and the fantastic with the real in a heartfelt story of origins, home and identity that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

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