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The secret of Kells

Author: Didier BrunnerVivian VanfleterenPaul YoungFabrice ZiolkowskiNora TwomeyAll authors
Publisher: [Kilkenny] : Cartoon Saloon ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Juvenile works
Feature films
Children's films
Animated films
Fantasy films
Juvenile drama
Material Type: Animation, Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Brunner; Vivian Vanfleteren; Paul Young; Fabrice Ziolkowski; Nora Twomey; Tomm Moore; Evan McGuire; Christen Mooney; Brendan Gleeson; Mick Lally; Liam Hourrican; Paul Tylac; Michael McGrath, (Vocalist); Armateurs (Firm); Vivi Film (Firm); Cartoon Saloon (Firm); France 2 cinéma (Firm); Flatiron Film Company.; GKids (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422992373 9781422992371
OCLC Number: 642231223
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Based on an original story and visual development by Tomm Moore.
Originally produced as a French-Belgian-Irish motion picture in 2008.
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.).
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.
Performer(s): 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).
Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (79 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; widescreen presentation.
Contents: I have seen --
Beyond the walls --
The cat, the illuminator, and the page --
Aisling's forest --
Forbidden fruits --
Visions of horror --
Cellach's punishment --
Light and darkness --
A forbidden masterpiece --
Barbarian invasion --
A light of hope --
Credits.
Responsibility: Didier Brunner, Viviane Vanfleteren, Paul Young present a France-Belgium-Ireland coproduction ; produced by Les Armateurs, Vivi Film, Cartoon Saloon, France 2 Cinéma ; screenplay by Fabrice Ziolkowski ; co-director, Nora Twomey ; director, Tomm Moore.

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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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