Song of the Sea: A "Stolen" Irish Moment for Every Viewer Open Access

Volarich, Olivia Jane (2016)

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The following is a study of the 2014 film Song of the Sea directed by Tomm Moore. As a classically animated children's film, it is apparent that the filmmakers at the small, independent production studio, Cartoon Saloon, took great care in the crafting of an artifact that stayed true to Celtic culture and heritage. The filmmakers incorporated elements from their own national experiences, as well as numerous sources of Celtic fairy tales, folklore, iconography, and film. The product is a exemplary children's film that delivers an authentic message to viewers in comparison to the mainstream children's films popular today.

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Introduction. 8

Chapter 1. 19

Chapter 2. 56

Conclusion. 63

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