The Secret of Kells parents guide

The Secret of Kells

This beautiful Irish animation provides an imaginative origin story for the Book of Kells.

Overall A-

In this animated Irish movie, 12-year-old Brendan (voice of Evan McGuire) must ward off Vikings and mythical creatures in the quest complete the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript with a power all its own.

Release date March 12, 2010

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Secret of Kells rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated The Secret of Kells Not Rated

Run Time: 75 minutes

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The Secret of Kells
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Secret of Kells rated Not Rated? The Secret of Kells is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: Brendan’s life is in frequent peril from vicious wolves, marauding Vikings, and a monstrous snake-like creature. The film contains some frightening depictions of villages being attacked and burned by invaders. Characters become trapped, and sustain arrow and sword injuries (no blood shown). The deaths of a number of characters are implied.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol/Drug Use: None noted.

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The Secret of Kells
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Secret of Kells is directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey and stars Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Secret of Kells movie is October 5, 2010. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Secret of Kells
Release Date: 5 October 2010
The Secret of Kells releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) with the following special features:
- Audio commentary
- The Voices of Ireland
- Director's presentation of pre-production sketches and inspirational images
Exclusive HD Content
- 24-page full-color prequel graphic novel

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Brendan Gleeson, who is the voice of the Abbot, can be seen as Professor Alastor ‘Mad Eye’ Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Director Tomm Moore presents another uniquely Irish tale in the animation Song of the Sea.