For other fairy tale people in Los Angeles, it arrives here TOMORROW (which is probably TODAY by the time you all read this, ie. Friday, January 9th.) It also opens in Irvine, CA on January 16th, so two windows of opportunity to see it in LA!
I've included some stills that have been released so you can get an idea of the style. While it looks simplistic, sort of like Kells did, it's anything but and is already receiving high praise from animation critics globally (it's already had screenings in the UK and throughout Europe and at a number of festivals).
Here's the (wonderful!) official trailer, released in December, for those of you who haven't seen it yet:
Doesn't it look beautiful?
And folkloric-ly magical?
I can't wait to see it!
For those who love Celtic music (like me) the Annie Award nominated soundtrack (yes, for that too!) is already available for download via iTunes and GooglePlay.
The 2014 Annie Awards will be held January 31st, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. While Song of the Sea up against heavy hitters like The Lego Movie and How To Train Your Dragon 2, (both popular, "successful"* and extremely excellent movies), having so many nominations (there are quite a handful!) should help people take special notice of this lovely fairy tale film.
Other fairy tale films in the running for Best Picture at the Annie Awards this year, include The Book of Life and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
We are spoiled for wonderful fairy tale-esque viewing choices right now!
|This is the gorgeous picture awaiting you when you go to the official film website. (I had to grab a screen-cap to entice you!)|
* "Successful" read the Studios are happy with their box office performance/ $$.