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Irish Folklore Trilogy – Blu-ray Unboxing

 

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Posted December 17, 2021 by

 
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Gathering Cartoon Saloon’s three masterpieces of fantasy animation The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and Wolfwalkers, this gorgeously lavish new Blu-ray boxset from StudioCanal is just as mesmerising as the films housed within.

We took a closer look…

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come to life in Cartoon Saloon’s celebrated Irish Folklore Trilogy, featuring three Academy Award-nominated modern animated classics. The studio’s first film, The Secret of Kells, which beautifully tells the tale of a young monk whose life is changed forever when he learns the secrets of the Book of Kells. Followed by the breathtakingly gorgeous Song of the Sea, which recounts the adventure of a mythical seal-child and her brother on a quest to find home. Finally the triumphant Wolfwalkers delves into the friendship between a young huntress and a free-spirited wolf-girl.

This limited edition set features the exclusive Blu-ray presentation of Wolfwalkers and hours of new special features exploring the three fantastical films in a premium rigid slipcase and digipack, with a bonus fold out poster. The boxset also features a booklet including original sketches and artwork from each film with annotations from the filmmakers as well as an introductory essay from Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham, the team behind the Ghibliotheque podcast who have previously covered the films of Cartoon Saloon in a series on their podcast.

Extras

The Secret of Kells

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Voices of Ireland
  • Director’s Presentation
  • Pencil-to-Picture
  • Aisling at the Oscars
  • And more

Song of the Sea

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The Art of Song of the Sea
  • Animation Tests
  • And more

Wolfwalkers

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
  • Voicing Wolfwalkers
  • “How to Draw” Demonstrations
  • The Music of Wolfwalkers
  • Behind “Running With The Wolves”
  • Trailers
  • And more

Bonus Disc

  • Song of the Sea Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • The Secret of Kells Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • Wolfwalkers Animatic with Director’s Commentary
  • Reading by Mick Lally
  • And more

 


Samuel Love

 
Freelance writer. Email: samuel@smlcreative.co.uk


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