The Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells
1 Nomination
Year 2009
Director Tomm Moore
82nd Academy Awards

The Secret of Kells is a 2009 Irish-French-Belgian animated feature film by Cartoon Saloon, directed by Tomm Moore and featuring the voices of Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney and Brendan Gleeson.



Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?