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Early Pre-Sales of Tomm Moore's Song of the Sea by West End Films
Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

song-of-the-sea-520WestEnd Films has already secured deals for Tomm Moore's (Secret of the Kells) new animated feature film, Song of the Sea.

 

 London-based WestEnd Films was signed on to sell Tom Moore's Song of the Sea, an animated feature coming after his Oscar-nominated  The Secret of Kells.

 

The animated feature has already secured release in the UK, Ireland (StudioCanal) and France (Haut et Court), will be handled internationally by WestEnd Films.

 

Variety now reports that JinJin Pictures has acquired rights to South Korea. Other buyers include VTI (former-Yugoslavia), Vue Cinemas (Poland), Soraya Intercine Films (Indonesia), and ECS for the Middle East.

 

US-based Gkids has already picked up North American rights for the feature.

 

The follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated Secret of the Kells, Song of the Sea, set in 1987,tells the story of siblings Ben and Saoirse, who are forced to live with with their grandmother, after their mother has mysteriously disappeared.

 

The 4-year-old Saoirse has never spoken. Her father, Conor, is a lighthouse keeper, and a rather bitter man. The children's mother mother Bronagh has her own relation to the myths she narrates Ben, and the dog Cu is the loyal companion to the children.

 

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The Irish production studio Cartoon Saloon is behind the animated feature, along with the Big Farm from Belgium, Melusine Productions from Luxembourg, Norlum from Denmark and Superprod from France.

 

Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny are included in the voice cast of the film. 

 

 An extensive footage was presented during the 2013 Annecy festival.  Release is currently scheduled for late 2014.

 

See the conceptual trailer below:

 

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Visit the Song Of The Sea blog for updated news.

 

 

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