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The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells at IMDB

This is a short (75 minutes) animated feature about boy who would become one of the illuminators of the Book of Kells. The story is fantasy, rather than realistic, and drawn in a very highly stylized manner. The artwork is excellent, the characters engaging, and the touch of history refreshing in a kid-friendly animated movie.

Five goose quills out of five.

One quibble, there's a woman's voice speaking during the opening credits and I found it very hard to make out what she was saying, between the accent and the music on top of the voice. After the credits I had no further problems.

Final thought: was worried about understanding the movie at first