This Earth Day, we're reflecting on work that utilises the power of animation to raise awareness of the global climate crisis and its impact on nature. Read on to learn more about our collaborations with Greenpeace, CBBC x COP26 and the RSPB.
CBBC x COP26: Delphine and the Imaginary Menagerie
This powerful animation, inspired by the words of CBBC's Blue Peter winner Delphine, premiered in front of world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow last November.
Delphine was announced as the winner of Blue Peter’s ‘Our Planet Now’ competition, which asked viewers to write a poem or short story that would captivate the imagination of young people to act in the UK’s year of climate action.
Aardman transformed Delphine’s winning words into a 2D animated film, directed by Åsa Lucander and narrated by Nina Sosanya, with a soundtrack performed and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The animation tells the story of a little girl of the future whose grandmother has an old book featuring animals that now exist only in her memories, with the little girl wondering how past generations could allow such creatures as tigers, chameleons and flamingos to become extinct.