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Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Co-produced by Cardiff-based animation company Calon, this cleverly-crafted stop-motion feature takes place in an Irish town full of peculiar characters and perilous adventures. With Belfast-born Ciarán Hinds and Dublin-based Brendan Gleeson providing gruffness and gravitas, this is a beguiling family-friendly animation worth fishing out.

Directors

  • Kaspar Jancis
  • Henry Nicholson
  • Riho Unt

Writers

  • Mike Horelick
  • Kaspar Jancis

Cast

  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Cian Patrick O'Dowd
  • Ciarán Hinds

Synopsis

10-year-old Morten spends his days building his toy ship, harbouring dreams of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a Captain. After an encounter with a bumbling magician, Morten is shrunk to the size of an insect and trapped aboard his own toy ship, where he must battle against a wicked Spider Queen and Scorpion Pirate and return to his former life.