Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon & Diana Rigg To Voice BBC & ZDF Animation The Snail And The Whale

Sally Hawkins (Paddington), Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey) and Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) are lending their voices to BBC One and ZDF Christmas special The Snail And The Whale.

UK production outfit Magic Light Pictures is behind the well-sold book adaptation about the epic journey of a tiny snail who longs to see the world and manages to hitch a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Hawkins will voice the snail, Brydon the whale and Rigg will be the narrator.

Written in 2003 by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of the hit childrens book and TV adaptation The Gruffalo, the picture book is published by Macmillan Childrens Books.

The half-hour kids content was acquired for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and Tommy Bulfin, Commissioning Editor, BBC. It is directed by acclaimed animation directors Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon who have both directed a number of Magic Light productions, last year co-directing Zog.

Producers are Michael Rose and Martin Pope of Magic Light Pictures and the composer is ReRead More – Source