Monday, February 23, 2009

Brendan et le Secret de Kells

From the savvy media blog automaton industries comes word of a piece of great new film from the mind of artist Tomm Moore, one that is just begging to journey from the Emerald Isle for some American exposure. Alan Szymkowiak, by his own admission "raised on a steady diet of video games, dairy products, and red meat," serves up his latest dessert:

I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to mention a little animated movie from Ireland called Brendan and the Secret of Kells... the story revolves around a young boy who gets wrapped up in helping complete the famous illustrated Bible, The Book of Kells, and his epic journey finds him confronting enemies both real and supernatural (including some sweet Vikings).

Audiences fed a steady diet of Pixar and other CG creations can easily lose a sense of craft that goes into creating good animation. After all, if a machine can create that which came from the hand, how long before the heart and soul follow? It would do the world good to rediscover good two-dimensional imaging, as evident in the accompanying video clip. A little parlez-vous Francais proficiency might make it easier to follow the story. Hopefully an American release (or later DVD) will include English subtitles. We'll keep you posted on this one.

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