The Snail and the Whale
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
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.