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Song of the Sea

January 12th, 2018 by G.

We saw Song of the Sea. Bruce Charlton recommended it. It was a good family movie with fun art. The overall message was very Christian and Mormon and what I like to call anti-Buddhist. The message was that pain and sorrow are part of the deal and are worth it.

The same folks apparently made The Book of Kells. Anyone seen it? I’m interested in recommendations.

We followed up by watching the Incredibles again. We haven’t seen it in 5 years. What a movie. Just tremendous. Then we watched the trailer for the next. Reserving judgment, but Incredibles 2 looks like it will be pretty bad.

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January 12th, 2018 12:19:41

Sutton Coldfield
January 12, 2018

We’ve seen _The Book of Kells_. IMO, it’s not as good as _Song of the Sea_ and didn’t hold the children’s attention as well, but it was worthwhile and praiseworthy. SotS just sets a pretty high standard. Also check out _Kubo and the Two Strings_ which may have already been recommended on this blog.

January 12, 2018

I love ‘Song of the Sea’! My animator friend insisted I watch it, and I was not disappointed. She wants to eventually work at the studio that made it.
I’ve watched ‘The Book of Kells’ at the insistence of the same friend, and while I liked it as well, the story was not as polished as SotS, though I would contend that it didn’t _have_ to be.
I second the recommendation for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, which deals with death and loss very gracefully for a children’s film.

Mark Andrew Clifford
January 12, 2018

No, Book of Kells is beautiful.
We (me, my wife, our six boys) watch it again and again. Song of the Sea is also wonderful.
Just sayin’

January 12, 2018

I went looking for the trailers on youtube. I was confused at first.

Wikipedia says “The Secret of Kells” is the animated movie about the “Book of Kells” manuscript.


January 12, 2018

It probably goes without saying, but My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are must see’s if you haven’t already; really really excellent.

Also, there are two animated shorts that I absolutely love. The first is called Marilyn Myller, it is beautifully done stop motion. It’s not really made for kids, but there isn’t anything innapropriate in it…it’s just obviously geared towards adults. And the second is A Tale of Momentum & Inertia. Very funny, and something a kid would enjoy.

Bruce Charlton
January 13, 2018

@G – Glad you all liked it!

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