The Snail and the Whale

Orange Eyes

England

2019

Total project grant (euros)

177,091

Percentage of budget funded

11%

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

TV Programming

Call number

EACEA/25/2018

Application deadline

18 Dec 2018

UK release date

25 Dec 2019

Created by Oscar-nominated production company Magic Light Pictures, and based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book, The Snail And The Whale is the uplifting story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world, and manages to hitch a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale.

Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins voices the Snail, whilst Rob Brydon voices the Whale. 

Four million viewers tuned in to BBC One to watch it on Christmas Day 2019. 

Image credit: UK producers Orange Eyes received a TV Programming grant for their adaptation of The Snail and the Whale. Image courtesy of BBC.

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