- 11 May 21
The Animated Adventure features all-new music from Grammy Winner Bill Whelan, as well as Cork musician Lyra.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, a Sky Original, is coming to Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW on May 28th, and they have unveiled the film's trailer.
Co-produced by Aniventure and River Productions and directed by Eamonn Butler and Dave Rosenbaum, the animated adventure will feature the famous original score from Grammy Award winning composer Bill Whelan, and stars an impressive Irish voice cast, including Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day, Mamma Mia!), John Kavanagh (Vikings, Alexander), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary, the Harry Potter series) and Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living with Yourself).
The film follows a boy named Keegan (Sam Hardy) and a Spanish girl named Moya (Hannah Herman Cortes) as they journey into the mythical world of the legendary Megaloceros Giganteus, who teach them to "appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life". The film also stars Lilly Singh (Bad Moms, Ice Age: Collision Course), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America, Friends of the People) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, The Young Offenders) plus features a brand-new single by one of Cork's hottest exports, Lyra.
“Riverdance has been a cultural phenomenon across the world for over twenty-five years," said JD Buckley, CEO of Sky Ireland, in a statement. "This magical animated adventure brings the spirit of Riverdance to life for a new generation and Sky Cinema customers are going to love it!”
“This transcendent entertainment is what makes Riverdance a unique and exciting source for an animated feature," added director Dave Rosenbaum. "Our film celebrates the power of music and dance in new, unexpected ways. It illustrates the richness of Ireland’s history, nature and people. And it brings to the screen an original world full of comedy and drama, drawn from our imagination.”
Watch the trailer below.