From French TV show Catsuka (sur Nolife), via Facebook, comes 12 beautiful images from Kilkenny based animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s forthcoming animated film Song of the Sea, by director Tomm Moore.

Song of the Sea marks Moore and Cartoon Saloon’s first feature length animation since he and they were Academy Award nominated for The Secret of Kells.

The story Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last selkie, who can transform from seals to people, and her journey to the sea, to find her voice and sing the “Song of the Sea” to save all of fairy kind from being lost forever.

An all-star voice cast features in the film, including Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny. The score comes form The Secret of Kells collaborators Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kila.

Song of the Sea is out in the US on December 19th, with Ireland due early next year.

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