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The Secret of Kells
- Brendan Gleeson

Overview - Follow 12-year-old Brendan (voice of Evan McGuire) as he battles Vikings and confronts an ancient serpent god on a mission to locate a legendary crystal and complete the mythical Book of Kells. Brendan lives in a heavily fortified medieval outpost known as the Abbey of Kells, where the ongoing threat of Viking raids causes the peaceful monks to live in a state of constant fear.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Follow 12-year-old Brendan (voice of Evan McGuire) as he battles Vikings and confronts an ancient serpent god on a mission to locate a legendary crystal and complete the mythical Book of Kells. Brendan lives in a heavily fortified medieval outpost known as the Abbey of Kells, where the ongoing threat of Viking raids causes the peaceful monks to live in a state of constant fear. Along with his uncle, Abbot Cellach, Brendan labors to fortify the abbey walls daily so his people will be protected from invading forces. When the mysterious Brother Aidan arrives at the abbey carrying an unfinished tome filled mystical secrets, Brendan becomes illuminated, and his dormant talents are awakened. The book must be finished, but accomplishing that mission will be no simple task. As the Vikings close in, Brendan ventures into the surrounding forest and prepares to confront his darkest fears. Accompanying him on his dangerous mission is Aisling, a half-wolf/half-human fairy whose powers will help to guide Brendan through this enchanting yet dangerous new world.

Cast List

Bruno Coulais - COMPOSER
Kila
Fabrice Zolkowski
Tomm Moore - Director; Screen Story
Brendan Gleeson - Actor/"Braveheart"
Mick Lally - Actor/"Secret Of Roan Ini
Michael McGrath
Evan McGuire
Christen Mooney
Paul Young - Producer; Voice
Liam Hourican
Paul Tylak

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 75
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 767685229026
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: October 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Childrens
Movies > Animated

Related Keywords:
Fantasy
Clergy
Family (General)
Fantasy Worlds

 
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Reviews:
"The stirring tale, with its vibrant, mainly hand-drawn animation, serves as a valuable reminder that one doesn't always need 3D to make an image pop." - 03/02/2010 Hollywood Reporter


"KELLS has a decidedly pleasing-to-the-eye retro-cartoon vibe....The result is an intriguing and rare artistic subgenre..." - 03/01/2010 Film Comment


"[I]t's a full-length curlicued art object...meticulously unified and appealing in its design..." - 03/19/2010 Entertainment Weekly


"A ravishing, continually surprising example of hand-drawn animation in the heyday of computer-generated imagery....THE SECRET OF KELLS teaches important lessons in the most casual, joyful way." - 04/02/2010 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "Just as every margin of the Book of Kells is crowded with minute and glorious decorations, so is every shot of the film filled with patterns and borders, arches and frames, do-dads and scrimshaw images. The colors are bold and bright." - 03/31/2010 Chicago Sun-Times


"THE SECRET OF KELLS is a magical adventure unlike anything we've seen on screen before....Vivid colors are burnished in a way that seems to bring new light to the art form." - 04/02/2010 USA Today


"[T]he soul of the film lies in its ravishing colors, and in exuberantly stylized images that pay homage to Celtic culture and design..." - 04/02/2010 Wall Street Journal


4 stars out of 5 -- "Hand-drawn and watercoloured, the animation is as sublime as a stained-glass window..." - 09/27/2010 Total Film


"[An] undeniably stirring paean to artistry....The visuals certainly leave the viewer's imagination free to soar." - 11/01/2010 Sight and Sound


"Visually, SECRET OF KELLS is a breathtaking movie, one where every frame seems to have dozens of dazzling layers." - 10/13/2010 A.V. Club

 
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