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GKIDS to Release Tomm Moore's Song Of The Sea This December.

Fresh from the announcement that the new Cartoon Saloon feature Song Of The Sea is set to have it's world première at TIFF next month, we now have a firm date set for when it will hit the US. Director Tomm Moore's follow-up to the wonderful Secret Of Kells is hugely anticipated by animation fans -or at least those with taste. North American distributor GKIDS has proven itself to be quite the friend to animation fans over the past few years. As well as Kells, they were also the distributors of Chico and Rita, Ernest & Celestine and a number of non-Miyazaki Ghibli films. The date for your diary is December 19th when the film will open at the IFC New York and Bell Lightbox in Toronto.  It will then expand to Los Angeles and other major cities in North America throughout the Holiday period. Other venues to be announced.

Song Of The Sea is inspired by Irish folklore and follows two kids named Ben and Saoirse as they set off on a magical journey to get home. It will première at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th 2014.

The UK and Ireland rights were picked up by StudioCanal (then called Optimum Releasing) back in 2011, but a specific release date has not been announced yet. (Boo!).