CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN
Created by talented animators from the west of Ireland, Estonia, Wales and Belgium, CAPTAIN MORTEN is Ireland's first stop-motion feature animation. Dreamy 10-year-old Morten whiles away his days building his toy ship and trying to avoid the ire of his reluctant guardian, Anna. It goes some way to distracting him from missing his Father, Captain Viks, who is away at sea. Morten hopes to be a captain one day, just like him. After a chance meeting with the inept magician Senór Cucaracha, Morten is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect and trapped aboard the deck of his own toy ship. But with a wicked Spider Queen and Scorpion Pirate already aboard, being captain is going to be anything but child's play! CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN features the voice talents of Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Pauline McLynn, Tommy Tiernan, Michael McElhatton, Jason Byrne and Neil Delamere, and introduces Cian O'Dowd and Susie Power as Morten and his friend Eliza. (Note adapted from Telegael.) DIR/SCR Kaspar Jancis; PROD Kerdi Oengo, Robin Lyons, Mark Mertens, Paul Cummins. Ireland/Estonia/Belgium/UK, 2018, color, 79 min. NOT RATED. Recommended for ages 6+
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