The animated feature film based on the Irish stage phenomenon Riverdance is set to be released later this month.

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, which features an all-star cast including Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, Pauline McLynn and Aisling Bea, will debut on Sky on May 28.

The musical comedy follows the adventures of Keegan (Sam Hardy), an Irish boy, and a Spanish girl named Moya (Hannah Herman Cortes), who venture into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus and learn to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life.

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The film is directed by Eamonn Butler and Dave Rosenbaum and features a musical score from Bill Whelan that was recorded remotely during the Coronavirus lockdown using a 73-piece orchestra on a socially distanced Vienna concert stage.

Pierce Brosnan voices the role of King of the Megaloceros Giganteus, while Brendan Gleeson and fellow Irish actor John Kavanagh voice villain characters.

Pauline McGlynn, Aisling Bea, Lily Singh and Jermaine Fowler also lend their voices to the dancing adventure, and Irish musician Lyra has written a brand new single for the soundtrack.

Riverdance, which originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020.

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To be faithful to its roots, Riverdance: The Animated Adventure features the dancers’ craft and skill, by utilising motion capture of their performances to create the animated dancing in the film.

Moya Doherty, originating producer of Riverdance and, with Peter and Adam Nagle produced the Riverdance animation, said: "This animation brings Riverdance to its next incarnation, a new and exciting phase which brings together dance, music, Irish folklore and global mythology to create an experience which can be shared by families across the generations.

"It brings the Riverdance spectacle to a new audience while allowing those who have journeyed with the show for twenty-five years to bring those memories into a new setting, one filled with laughter, tears and moving storytelling. The next twenty-five years of Riverdance starts here."

The film will be available in Ireland and the UK on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW on May 28.

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