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YMMV: The Secret of Kells
  • Animation Age Ghetto: Somewhat. It's recommended ages 5 to 7 on Netflix, despite the whole "vikings attacking and murdering an entire village" thing.
  • Anticlimax Boss: Crom Cruach. Despite being an ancient Celtic god who destroyed Aisling's entire family (and possibly species), it gets about a minute of screen time and is promptly defeated by a piece of chalk.
  • Awesome Art
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire soundtrack is great, courtesy of Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kila, but Aisling's Song is particularly noteworthy and regarded by some as the film's high point.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Despite getting less screen time than Brendan and Aidan, Aisling is by far the most popular character in the film, even finding her way into Empire's list of 50 best animated movie characters. Compare the original theatrical poster to the post-Oscar one. She also had the honour of going to the Oscars in 2010 when the film was nominated for Best Animated Feature.
    • Word of God says here that Tomm Moore's thinking of doing a short film on Aisling or Pangur Ban, but he's hesitant about it because of people's head-canons.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Abbot Cellach post-attack.
  • Mondegreen: What Brendan prays on the stone in the forest. The subtitles say "Oh no, it's hard enough," one can hear it as "I know eternal love," and the DVD Commentary mentions that it's a prayer in Irish, which doesn't make sense with the English subtitles...
    • It's the opening line of the Lord's Prayer in Irish: "Ár nAthair atá ar neamh...". The subtitles on the UK DVD just say [Prays in Irish].

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