‘The Secret of Kells’ Set for a March 19 National Release

The surprise Oscar nominee is set for a US theatrical bow.
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‘The Secret of Kells’ Set for a March 19 National Release

The Secret of Kells gets a March 19 release Indie film distributor GKIDS announced today that their award-winning animated feature The Secret of Kells by director Tomm Moore has received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature. All other nominees in the category were major studio releases from Fox, Disney/Pixar and Universal.

A viral, word-of-mouth Oscar campaign eschewed all paid advertising and capitalized on audience passion to create a groundswell of support for The Secret of Kells. The nomination is a major accomplishment in a year with so many well-regarded commercial animated releases.

The Secret of Kells is also the only independently distributed film nominated for the animation industry Annie Awards Best Animated Feature and is winner of the Audience Award at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival.

The Secret of Kells stars Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Paul Tylack, Paul Young and will be released in American theaters nationwide on March 19.

The Secret of Kells was released March 19th, 2010.

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  • triplemay • 5 years ago

    How marvellous to realize that an underdog like this got nominated alongside such multi-million-dollar blockbusters who waged such expensive PR campaigns! Whoever handled the press for this little baby must have done an incredible 'behind the scenes' job in getting the picture out there to the voters because I never even heard of it before. BRAVO! I hope it wins!

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  • cripple • 5 years ago

    It will be nice to finally see this after its Oscar nom and all.

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  • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

    ....LQQks a little bit like "The Black Cauldron" (1985) ....

    "9" (2009/I) should have srtill been nominated for an Oscar for "Best Animated Feature"!!!

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  • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

    Finally a release date ...This should have been released sooner ...like last year!!! I never heard of this film till the morning of the Oscar announcements!!! Not even an article in "Entertainment Weekly" about this film!!

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