In summer 2015 we worked with Studio Canal on the pre-release activity of the long awaited Cartoon Saloon feature animation Song of the Sea. Directed by Tomm Moore, it won Best Film at this year’s IFTAs, becoming the first animation film to win in this category.

We flew Tomm Moore and David Rawle to Manchester on Monday 6th July in collaboration with Studio Canal, to chat to the BBC Breakfast news team about the film.

Tomm Moore and David Rawle on BBC Breakfast News

Tomm Moore and David Rawle on BBC Breakfast News

Synopsis: Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her.

Voices for the characters are provided by David Rawle (Moone Boy) Brendan Gleeson (Calvary, The Guard, In Bruges), Fionnuala Flannagan (Angela’s Ashes, Waking Ned Devine) and Lisa Hannigan (musician and singer).

Song of the Sea was released in cinemas across the UK in July 2015.