I have no idea why it took me so long to finally watch “The Secret of Kells”; it’s been in my Netflix queue practically since I first got a Netlfix account…
But I watched it tonight, and WOW. I loved it so much!
It just makes my art/design/Celtophile heart just swoon. The animation is gorgeous, as is the way parts of it were made to look like illuminations from an old manuscript that come alive. The music wonderful. And the fact that it’s about the Book of Kells, with a bunch of Irish mythology thrown in for good measure, just makes me super happy. It was just such a wonderful story, and wonderfully told.
I completely recommend this movie. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2009, and it lost, and I really need to go look up what beat it, b/c damn. I certainly would have picked this one to win.