A Melodic and Beautiful Animation: Song of the Sea (2014)

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Song of the Sea (2014)

Released: November 20th, 2015

Genre: Animation, Adventure Drama

Starring: Brendan Gleeson

Opening Thoughts:

This is one of those animated films that I’ve heard whispers about, but never had the chance to see it until this year. I’m glad I did for it tells a beautiful story with a magnificent score and unique animation style that separates it from other films.

Plot:

Magical siblings go on an adventure together to free the faeries and save the spirit world from destruction.

Dislikes

A very slow pace, especially to start, but otherwise is is a beautiful and most magical film. Fitting of some of the best Miyazaki films.

There isn’t much else negative to say about the film. It is successful in all other fields of creation.

Likes

Beautiful animation inspired by Miyazaki and sometimes a little too close for comfort. The style of animation is unique and separates the film from others.

There are so many moments where the music is an absolute marvel. It fills you with emotion and connects you to the scenes in a far more profound manner.

Perhaps it is the age of the characters or the heavy fantasy elements, but I never became too attached to the characters. This said, I found them suitable for the story being told. It works!

The film is filled with whismy and this mystical tone that keeps you wondering what is happening next.

Conclusion:

This film is a beautiful peice of art with an incredible musical score. While it may never achieve mainstream status, it will forever hold the respect within the animation community for its finer qualities.

 

The Animated Ladder

Princess Mononoke (1997) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/animation-international-princess-mononoke-1997/

The Lion King (1994)- https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/disney-renaissance-the-lion-king-1994/

Toy Story (1995)- https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/one-ring-to-rule-them-all-i-meanpixar-toy-story-1995/

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/how-to-train-your-dragon-2-hard-to-make-a-better-sequel/

The Incredibles (2004) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/pixar-works-magic-yet-again-the-incredibles-2004/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/pixar-works-magic-yet-again-the-incredibles-2004/

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/dreamworks-hits-gold-how-to-train-your-dragon-2010/

Paranorman (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/laika-enchants-us-with-paranorman-2012/

Big Hero 6 (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/big-hero-6-movie-review/

Toy Story 3 (2010) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/pixar-continues-to-reign-supreme-arguablytoy-story-3-2010/

Rango (2011) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/somehow-nickelodeon-rekindles-the-western-in-animated-fashion-rango-2011/

Coco (2017) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/movie-review-coco-pixar-are-they-thieves-kings-or-something-else/

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/26/wes-anderson-animation-fantastic-mr-fox-2009-is-fantastic/

Up (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/pixar-soars-with-up-2009/

The Iron Giant (1999) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/the-forgotten-one-the-iron-giant/

Ernest and Celestine (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/another-love-song-of-an-animated-film-ernest-and-celestine-2012/

Spirited Away (2001) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/animation-international-a-spirited-away/

Finding Nemo (2003) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/pixar-reigns-supreme-finding-nemo-2003/

Mulan (1998)  https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/disney-renaissance-mulan-1998/

Beauty and the Beast (1991) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/animation-renassisance-beauty-and-the-beast-1991/

The Little Mermaid (1989) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/animation-renaissance-the-little-mermaid-1989/

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/beyond-disney-batman-mask-of-the-phantasm/

Kung Fu Panda (2008) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/dreamsworks-rises-kung-fu-panda2008-animation-meets-action/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/dreamsworks-rises-kung-fu-panda2008-animation-meets-action/

Akira (1988) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/animation-throwback-akira-1988/

Monsters Inc. (2001) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/pixar-reigns-supreme-monsters-inc-2001/

Frozen (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/we-finally-let-it-go-but-it-will-haunt-our-dreams-forever-frozen-2013/

Song of the Sea (2014)

Wreck it Ralph (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/finally-a-videogame-film-that-doesnt-suck-wreck-it-ralph-2013/

Coraline (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/27/laika-emerges-brilliantly-coraline-2009/

Ratatouille (2007) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/pixar-finds-treasure-amidst-the-trash-ratatouille-2007/

Aladdin (1992) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/disney-renaissance-aladdin-1992/

Toy Story 2 (1999) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/pixar-rebounds-toy-story-2-1999/

The Brave Little Toaster (1987) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/animation-revival-the-brave-little-toaster-1987/

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/dreamworks-hits-another-level-with-kung-fu-panda-2-2011/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/dreamworks-hits-another-level-with-kung-fu-panda-2-2011/

The Simpsons Movie (2007) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/the-simpsons-movie-finally-arrives-and-it-doesnt-actually-suck/

Shrek 2 (2004) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/dreamworks-sticks-the-landing-shrek-2/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/dreamworks-sticks-the-landing-shrek-2/

Surf’s Up (2007) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/the-better-penguin-movie-surfs-up-2007/

Shrek (2001) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/dreamworks-genesis-the-road-to-el-dorado-2000/

The Jungle Book (1967) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-rewind-the-1960s-disneys-the-jungle-book-1967/

The Secret of NIMH (1982) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/animation-revival-beyond-disney-the-secret-of-nimh/

The Incredibles 2 (2018)   https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/21/pixar-victory-lap-continues-the-incredibles-2-2018/

Megamind (2010) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/megamind-2010-plenty-of-the-mega-but-not-much-mind/

Puss in Boots (2011) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/shrekian-spinoff-puss-in-boots-2011/

Prince of Egypt (1998) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/dreamworks-animation-genesis-the-prince-of-egypt-1998/

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/animation-international-my-neighbor-totoro-1988

Rise of the Guardians (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/rise-of-the-guardians-2012/

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/the-emoji-movie-done-right-wreck-it-ralph-2-ralph-breaks-the-internet/

Pirates! Band of Misfits! (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/aardman-productions-keeps-on-producing-quality-works-with-the-pirates-band-of-misfits-2012/

A Monster In Paris (2011) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/some-more-animated-love-from-france-a-monster-in-paris-2011/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/some-more-animated-love-from-france-a-monster-in-paris-2011/

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)  https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/animation-international-howls-moving-castle-2004/

Despicable Me 2 (2013) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/far-from-deplorable-despicable-me-2-2013/

The Wind Rises (2013) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/the-wind-rises-2013-flash-review/

Mary and Max (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/outside-the-box-mary-and-max-2009/

Wall-E (2008) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/pixar-continues-to-innovate-wall-e-2008/

The Corpse Bride (2005) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/tim-burton-strikes-again-corpse-bride-2005/

Robots (2005) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/blue-sky-aims-high-but-swings-low-robots-2005/

Ice Age (2002) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/blue-sky-emerges-ice-age-2002/

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (1999) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/beyond-disneysouth-park-bigger-longer-and-uncut-1999/

Castle in the Sky (1986) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/animation-internationalcastle-in-the-sky/

Emperor’s New Groove (2000) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/disney-in-limbo-emperors-new-groove-2000/

The Book of Life (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/the-book-of-life-movie-review/

TheBoxtrolls (2014)  https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-boxtrolls-2014-movie-review/

The Lego Movie (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/everything-is-awesome-even-the-lego-movie-2014/

Brave (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/one-great-character-doesnt-make-a-film-great-brave-2012/

Antz (1998) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/dreamworks-animation-genisis-antz-1998/

A Bug’s Life (1998) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/pixars-sophmore-slump-a-bugs-life-1998/

Despicable Me (2010)

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/beyond-disney-fern-gully-the-last-rainforest-1992/

Bambi (1942) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/animation-genisis-bambi-1942/

The Land Before Time (1988) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/animation-revival-beyond-disney-the-land-before-time-1988/

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/animation-international-kikis-delivery-service-1989/

101 Dalmatians (1961) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/animationevolution-101-dalmations-1961/

Cat in Paris (2010) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/animation-international-a-cat-in-paris-2010/

Princess and the Frog (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/26/disney-2d-finale-princess-and-the-frog-2009/

Peabody and Sherman (2014) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/12/05/yes-you-can-go-wayback-when-with-peabody-and-sherman-2014/

Bolt (2008) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/disney-revival-bolt-2008/

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/sony-animation-brightens-our-days-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2009/

Ponyo (2009) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/animation-international-ponyo-2008/

Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/disney-renaisance-hunchback-of-notre-dame-1996/

Pinocchio (1940) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/animation-genesis-pinocchio/

Tarzan (1999) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/the-grand-finale-of-the-disney-renaissance-tarzan/

The Road to El Dorado (2000) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/dreamworks-genesis-the-road-to-el-dorado-2000/

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/animation-international-1984-nausicaa-of-the-valley-of-the-wind/

An American Tail (1986) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/animation-revival-beyond-disney-an-american-tail-1986/

The Last Unicorn (1982) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/animation-revival-beyond-disney-the-last-unicorn/

Frankenweenie (2012) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/just-another-remake-in-the-wall-frankenweenie-2012/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/just-another-remake-in-the-wall-frankenweenie-2012/

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/wallace-and-gromit-curse-of-the-were-rabbit/

Hercules (1997) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/disney-renaissance-hercules-1997/

Horton Hears a Who (2008) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/a-forgotten-animated-film-horton-hears-a-who-2008/

Chicken Run (2000) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/dreamworks-genesis-chicken-run-2000/

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Monster House (2006)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Flushed Away (2006)

Cats Don’t Dance (1997) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/beyond-disney-cats-dont-dance-1997/

Over the Hedge (2006)

Pocahontas (1995) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/disney-renaissance-pocahantos/

Robin Hood (1973) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/animation-desolation-robin-hood-1973/

A Goofy Movie (1995) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/the-disney-renaissance-a-goofy-movie-1995/

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs/

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/teen-titans-go-to-the-movies-is-dc-at-its-finest-wait-wait-i-meant-funniest/

9  (2009)

Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

Happy Feet (2006) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/singing-and-dancing-penguins-with-purpose-happy-feet-2006/

Cinderella (1950)- https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/cinderella-1950/

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2000)- https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/disney-in-limbo-atlantis-the-lost-empire-2000/https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/disney-in-limbo-atlantis-the-lost-empire-2000/

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Lady and the Tramp (1955) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/animation-evolution-lady-and-the-tramp-1955/

Alice in Wonderland (1951) https://andrewthemovieguy714.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/classic-review-alice-in-wonderland-1951/

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