Walking The Dog

The Secret of Kells

story: 

Ireland, 9th century. Brendan, 12, is educated by his uncle, Abbot Cellach, who holds a firm grip on his nephew and expects him to follow in his footsteps. One day, Brendan meets Brother Aidan, a master illustrator who shows him the beauty of art and stimulates his creativity and fantasy. Finally, Brendan decides to break free in search of his dream: completing the valuable Book of Kells. On his journey through the forest, he has to face his biggest fears.

credits: 

A feature animation film by Tomm Moore, produced by Cartoon Saloon (IR) /Les Armateurs (FR) / Vivi Film (BE) / Walking The Dog  (BE), screenplay by: Fabrice Ziolkwoski, Tomm Moore, music by: Bruno Coulais, supportedby: VAF, Communauté Française de Belgique, Wallimage, Promimage,Canal+France, France 2, CNC, Région Poitou-Charentes, Irish Film Board, Section 481, BCI, Eurimages, Media i2i, Belgacom, Kinepolis and ING TaxShelter Productions

directed by: 
Tomm Moore
released: 
March, 2009
format: 
Dolby digital
duration: 
75'
movie poster: 
A film by Walking the Dog
awards / festivals: 

AWARDS:
2008: won the Directors Finders Award at the Directors Finders Series in Ireland
2009: won the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2009: won the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
2009: won the Roy E. Disney Award at Seattle's 2D Or Not 2D Film Festival
2009: won the Grand Prize at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
2010: won the Best Animation award at the 7th Irish Film and Television Awards
2010: won the European Animated Feature Award at the British Animation Awards

NOMINATIONS:
2009: Grand Prix Award for Best Film in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2009: Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards
2009: Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
2010: Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Film
2010: Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film