The secret of Kells

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[Kilkenny] : Cartoon Saloon ;, [2010].
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1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Kilkenny] : Cartoon Saloon ;, [2010].


General Note
Based on an original story and visual development by Tomm Moore.
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Originally released as a French-Belgian-Irish motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: Audio commentaries Master illuminators [commentary by director Tomm Moore, co-director Nora Twomey, and art director Ross Stewart]; Voices of Ireland [voice recording sessions with Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney and Mick Lally]; Featurettes Pencil to picture, part one (7 min.); Pencil to picture, part two (2 min.); Director's presentation (27 min.); Aisling at the Oscars (20 sec.); Early concept trailer [with optional commentary] (4 min.); US Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Bruno Coulais ; art director, Ross Stewart ; editor, Fabienne Alvarez-Giro ; storyboard, Rémi Chayé ; character design, Tomm Moore, Barry Reynolds, Jean-Baptiste Vendamme ; background design, Aurélie Bernard, Adrien Mérigeau ; head of FX, Jeremy Purcell ; animation supervisor, Fabian Erlinghäuser.
Voices: Evan McGuire (Brendan), Christen Mooney (Aisling), Brendan Gleeson (Abbot Cellach), Mick Lally (Aidan), Liam Hourrican (Brother Tang and Leonardo), Paul Tylac (Brother Assoua), Michael McGrath (Adult Brendan), Paul Young (Brother Square).
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
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DVD format; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; widescreen presentation.
In English with optional subtitles in English.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature

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