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The Secret Of Kells

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A dazzling animation set in a 9th Century Celtic abbey

The Secret of Kells

A sumptuous, hand-drawn adventure set in and around a 9th- Century Celtic abbey, this was a leftfield entry in the 2010 Oscar race for Best Animated Film.

In a monastery fearful of imminent attack, young monk Brendan begins a secret apprenticeship on the hallowed Book of Kells – perhaps the only hope for civilisation against Vikings.

Like an illuminated manuscript come to life, this is brainier than typical ’toon fare.

But it’s not just for bookish tots: with perilous missions and the Nordic threat, it pulses with action.

Extras reveal the secrets of the dazzling cell animation.
 

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