Can you hear it?
Ben (David Rawle) is introduced to us as a wide eyed, curious boy who loves his mother's magical stories and eagerly awaits the arrival of his new baby sibling. She tells him about the Selkies, people who can turn into seals. Then something happens, and we fast forward 6 years to see that Ben now has a little sister Saoirse, and no mother. His father (Brenden Gleeson) is having trouble coping. But Saoirse, though she doesn't speak is actually a Selkie like her mother, and she and Ben after they are shipped off to their grand mother's house must get back to their light house to find Saoirse's Selkie coat.
I really love the simple animation here. It's nice to see something that looks so different from what we're used to today. The Gaelic music is absolutely beautiful, so much so that I just kind of let the DVD credits play for awhile to listen to it. My son wanted to watch it over and over, even if the owls scared him. (He picks the weirdest things to be frightened of)
This film would've been a better Best Animated Picture winner than Big Hero 6, I'm sorry. I didn't love it as much as How To Train Your Dragon 2, but Song of the Sea is magical in its own right and is one of the most unique animated films I've seen recently.
Memorable Quote: "Don't go near the water." - Ben (David Rawle)