Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK's A Whale's Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s A Whale’s Tale Animated Short For The Hope Works Project Released Today 20th November

Cartoon Network UK’s animated short for the Hope Works Project – “A Whale’s Tale” was released online today (20th November) and can now be viewed on Cartoon Network UK’s YouTube channel or on Hope Works’ YouTube channel. The purpose of the animated short is to educate children about the effects of marine pollution. The Hope Works Project works with the biggest broadcasters around the world and Unicef (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). The Hope Works project aims to reawaken a generation’s hope through 12 films and resources. The films, each with a different theme, were created to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world. All twelve films were released today, which is known as World Children’s Day. Hope Works is the creation of Lucy Murphy, head of kids’ content at Sky, and Alison Stewart, former head of production at BBC’s preschool channel – CBeebies.

In “A Whale’s Tale”, a whale under the sea tries to help smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land, a young boy seeks help to clear the sea in his area, but neither the boy or the whale can succeed on their own. Boats and fishermen come to the boy’s aid to help clean the sea. The animated short was animated by Blue-Zoo Productions in London for Cartoon Network UK. Blue-Zoo has previously worked with Cartoon Network EMEA on various television presentation projects, including the The Amazing World of Gumball Song “clockwork machine” promo.

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/animation/gumball-machine/

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/animation/cartoon-network-christmas-village/

A Whale’s Tale Credits:

Written and directed by Robin Celebi & Giovanna Utichi
Original story by Giovanna Utichi
Executive Producer: Richard Kinning
Producer: Emma Healing

Animation studio: Blue Zoo

Artwork & Direction: Izzy Burton
Creative Producer: Lizzie Hicks
Producer: Damian Hook
Modelling: Emilie Browne, Pietro Licini & Jacopo Piccini
Lighting & rendering: Holly Bensley
Rigging: Leo Blackmur & Vasil Shotarov
Compositing: Izzy Burton, Nicholas Canticus & Joe Kinch
Animation: Mark Spokes, Dane Winn & Dagmara Ziemianska
Story Consultant: Ben Steer

Sound Design: James Clark & Clearcut Sound
Music Composition: Will Featherby, Kamal Kamruddin, Ben McAvoy, Sam McAvoy, Pete Yelland-Brown & WMP
Voice Over Artist: Tim Dann
Music Supervisor: Joseph Cullen & Cavendish Music

Follow the link below to view all twelve Hope Works film:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMewdq1hLq4GbE4KgpQ8nRA

https://www.blue-zoo.co.uk/feed/a-whales-tale/

Cartoon Network UK Produces Marine Pollution Educational Animated Short “A Whale’s Tale” For The Hope Works Project

Cartoon Network UK Produces Marine Pollution Educational Animated Short

Cartoon Network UK Produces Marine Pollution Educational Animated Short “A Whale’s Tale” For The Hope Works Project

Cartoon Network UK has produced an animated short for The Hope Works Project for the purpose of educating children on the effects of marine pollution called – “A Whale Tale”, and is a described by the Hope Works Project as an animation that that uplifts and delights whilst educating children about the harmful effects of marine pollution. The Hope Works Project works with the biggest broadcasters on earth and Unicef (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). The Hope Works project aims to reawaken a generation’s hope through 12 films and resources. Other Hope Works Project broadcasting partners include Disney EMEA, DreamWorks Animation, Sesame Workshop, KiKa (Germany), CBC (Canada), Hop! (Israel), VRT Ketnet (Belgium) and ABC (Australia).

In “A Whale’s Tale”, a whale under the sea tries to help smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land, a young boy seeks help to clear the sea in his area, but neither the boy or the whale can succeed on their own. The animated short along with the other eleven shorts will be simultaneously released on Hope Works Project broadcaster partners’ TV channels and also on the Hope Works YouTube channel on World Children’s Day which will be held on Tuesday 20th November.

https://www.c21media.net/kids-industry-unites-for-hope-works-project/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMewdq1hLq4GbE4KgpQ8nRA

https://twitter.com/hopeworksproj

Cartoon Network Latin America And Unicef Team Up For Zika Virus Awareness

Cartoon Network Latin America And Unicef Team Up For Zika Virus Awareness

Cartoon Network Latin America And Unicef Team Up For Zika Virus Awareness

Cartoon Network Latin America have launched a campaign with Unicef (The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) and PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) to raise awareness about the deadly mosquito-borne virus called Zika Virus. The campaign will teach children on how to prevent a possible infection by wearing suitable clothing using insect repellent and emptying out water containers. For the campaign, Cartoon Network have used some of their superheroes, The Powerpuff Girls, The Crystal Gems from Steven Universe and Ben 10 to inform and empower children against this deadly disease.

From the PAHO Press Release

Calling all superheroes. This is not a drill. Our communities have been invaded by dangerous mosquitoes and we need help.” With those words, Cartoon Network Latin America is launching “Mission Zika,” an educational campaign to raise awareness about Zika in Latin America, using Public Service Announcements that raise awareness about Zika and means of prevention.

The campaign is a collaboration between Cartoon Network Latin America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which works to improve health in all the countries in the Americas, and UNICEF, which works to protect children worldwide.

“Our friends in the United Nations count on you to help them prevent the reproduction of the mosquitoes which transmit the fearsome Zika virus,” the mission begins.

“These bugs can also transmit other diseases like dengue or chikungunya. They are a danger to all of you and if you collaborate to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in standing water, you can help your family and friends avoid catching this infection.”

In the campaign, mission instructions call on all young superheroes to help stop the spread of the virus and protect themselves, their families and neighborhoods.

“Your mission is to organize a team to search for all types of recipients that can contain water in your home, your garden and your neighborhood: from barrels and tires to flowerpots and pet bowls, cover them or empty them weekly,” the Public Service Announcement instructs.

The goal of the campaign, which enlists several of Cartoon Network’s most beloved characters, such as the Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10, is to inform and empower children to help prevent Zika by eliminating mosquito breeding grounds.

The campaign also teaches kids to: “use long sleeves and long pants when you can, use insect repellents recommended by health authorities according to instructions on the label. If you take naps in the daytime, sleep under a mosquito net, and ask your parents or other adults to install screens in your doors and windows.”

“We are happy to collaborate with Cartoon Network Latin America in this key initiative of reaching out to children in the Americas as part of our campaign to educate the public on preventing the spread of Zika virus infection,” said Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, director of PAHO. “Our most important tool to combat Zika—and at the same time, dengue and chikungunya—is control of the Aedes mosquitoes that live in and around houses and bite people. As children learn the facts from this Cartoon Network campaign, they can help in our effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the Americas, we can help prevent disease and save lives,” she added.

“This partnership harnesses CNLA’s media power as a kids’ entertainment channel to the technical expertise and on-the-ground presence of PAHO and UNICEF. Our experience around the world shows that children can make a real difference as part of community engagement strategies to address public health issues. This campaign aims to reduce fear, counteract misinformation, and show positive actions that can have a positive impact,” said Barry Koch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America.

Children can become advocates for Zika prevention and control at home, in school and in their community by talking to others about how to prevent infection. “This campaign is a great opportunity to engage children and let them contribute to the solution”, said Marita Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12038%3Acartoon-network-to-educate-kids-about-preventing-zika&Itemid=135&lang=en

Zika Prevention Guide: http://i.cdn.turner.com/toonla/images/pdf/Zika_Spanish_English_18052016.pdf