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.

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:

Cartoon Network UK BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominations

BAFTA Kids' Vote

Yesterday (21/10/2014), it was announced that Cartoon Network UK was shortlisted for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Children’s Award in the Children’s Channel of the Year category. Cartoon Network UK has also been nominated for the Best Children’s Website of the Year award.

But those weren’t the only nominations!, The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated in four different categories: Best Animated Show in 2014, BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Show), for Best Writing Staff and Blue-Zoo Productions has also been nominated for their work on the Gumball Song promo in the Children’s Short Form category. Blue-Zoo has also been nominated in the Independent Production Company category, and has worked with Cartoon Network in the past on several occasions.

Adventure Time has been nominated in the best international show category, Mixels has been nominated in the interactive category, also in the BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Show) category is Regular Show.

Also Cartoon Network’s sister company, Warner Bros. has been nominated for The Lego Movie for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Film in 2014), BAFTA Kids’ Vote (Best Children’s Game in 2014) and Best Feature Film categories.

If you are aged between 7-14, there is a public vote for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote categories, you have a freedom of choice on what you can vote for, but if you can, make sure to vote for Cartoon Network related nominations. 😉

The BAFTA Children’s Awards ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse in London, on Sunday 23rd November and will be hosted by Doc Brown.

BAFTA Kids’ Awards Vote:

You can view all of the BAFTA Children’s Awards categories here:

BAFTA Press Release:,386,SNS.html