One of the biggest surprises among this year’s Oscar nominees was a Best Animated Feature nod for The Secret of Kells, a film almost no one had heard of. Now it’s about to come to theaters and after checking out an official trailer, poster, images, and clips, I can’t wait to get a look at the whole film. What impresses me most is that it doesn’t looks like anything I’ve ever seen before. It’s this beautiful blend of simplistic line drawing but with a richness of color and detail. I particularly love all the little glowing symbols that fall like snowflakes.
Check out the trailer, poster, images, and clips after the jump and then pray that the film will be playing soon at a theater near you.
In the movie The Secret Of Kells, 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?
The Secret of Kells Trailer
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