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Secret of Kells on critic's top 20 of 2010


Tony Mullen writes:

Hi there,

Not sure how newsworthy this really is, but I wanted to share the fact that Salon's Andrew O'Hehir, who's generally a pretty credible movie critic, has just released his comprehensive top movies of 2010 and The Secret of Kells (made in part using Blender) is listed as number 18 (out of 164)! To put that in perspective, see that he lists Toy Story 3 way down at 59 and Despicable Me at 91.

Note: the list is being updated. At the moment it's #19

Tony continues:

Obviously, there's no accounting for taste, but O'Hehir is a good critic and his column reaches a lot of people, so this is certainly nice publicity for The Secret of Kells.



  1. I've been meaning to see this since early in the year. It's on my Netflix Instant watch. I think it's about time I give it a look this week.
    Toy Story 3 is coming in the mail shortly too so it'll be interesting to compare.

  2. @horace:

    Umbroth wrote:
    "Hi all,

    I’m serge Ume from digital graphics, the Belgian company who participate at this wonder full Project.

    ...About Blender :

    - We made 2D special FX libraries like : Snow, rain, mist (a lot), explosions, smoke. This libraries was use in France in Compositing.
    - Some 3D, like sea, doors, gates explosions,, animated ink, cat trail animations, …
    - The Final sequence , presentation of the famous Chi Rho Page from book of Kells was made completely in 3D with Blender and composited in Shake"

    That's from the comments on an earlier BN article, here:
    ‘The Secret of Kells’ nominated for an Oscar!

    Great movie! And it's great that it's finally available in the States!

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