Big Hero 6 Director Thinks Irish Animation Song of the Sea is a Big Oscar Contender

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Big Hero 6 Director Thinks Irish Animation Song of the Sea is a Big Oscar Contender

Big Hero 6 director Don Hall was in town recently and we got the chance to talk to him about all things Baymax, as well as plenty of other topics including tech, sequels and more.

We also took a moment to congratulate him on his Oscar nomination where he's in a category with How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Boxtrolls, Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. So, naturally, we had to ask him if he could pick another film in the category as his favourite, what would it be.

"Well i liked them all actually... Ah man if Ihad to pick one - you really put me on the spot!"

So we reminded him that one of the nominated movies was Irish, Thom Moore's Song of the Sea.

"I know, I'm seeing him [Moore] tonight so I might have to go with Song of the Sea!"

So there you have it, the co-director of one of the biggest animated films of the year things that Song of the Sea is in with a chance of picking up the Oscar. Though presumably Hall would still prefer to walk away with it himself for his sterling work on Big Hero 6!

Song of the Sea is a traditionally animated film from Thom Moore, the director of Secret of Kells, and crafted by Cartoon Saloon in Ireland. It follows two young children who go on an incredible adventure to unlock the secrets behind their family. Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson, David Rawle and Lisa Hannigan, its set to release in Ireland in March 2015.

Big Hero 6 is in cinemas from the 30th of January and you can see our whole interview with director Don Hall here.



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