Where did this film come from? Ireland, it turns out, with help from the French/Belgian backers of The Triplets of Belleville. The Secret of Kells, a fantasy adventure inspired by the Celtic imagery of the Book of Kells and Irish myths, went into production in earnest in 2005. I caught the movie at the Santa Barbara Film Fest this weekend, where I did a flip cam interview with Moore (in two parts, below). Magical and mythical stylized 2-D, Kells is playing the New York International Children's Film Festival Feb 27; GKids will release it March 19. Brendan Gleeson and Mick Lally star.