"Song of the Sea" is the second animated feature film from Tomm Moore, whose work on the animated film "The Secret of Kells" earned him a Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination in 2010 ("Up!" won the Oscar).
"Song of the Sea" is based on old Irish and Scottish legends. It follows two children named Ben and Saoirse. Saoirse is the last of the seal-children, or selkies, women of old who transform from seals into people. Saoirse escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world, then she and Ben must make their way home again during a perilous voyage.
Watch for "Song of the Sea" late this year or early next, it should be a good one.
From the youtube page:
An animated feature film from Oscar nominated Tomm Moore.
SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse -- the last Seal-child -- who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. SONG OF THE SEA features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lucy O'Connell, Liam Hourican and Kevin Swierszsz. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.