Hope Works

A Whale’s Tale

  • A Whale's Tale Theme

    The full score, from above water... to underwater... and back.

Short film commissioned by Cartoon Network as part of a series of inspiring films for children

A Whale’s Tale was launched by Hope Works on World Children’s Day as one of twelve films designed to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world.

Airing on TV channels globally, the films were all made by big names in children’s broadcasting, from DreamWorks to Disney, and each one was created to be real and relevant across borders and cultures.

This particular film focuses on our human responsibility for the environment, specifically on the issue of plastic and its effect on the oceans.

Our role was to score the story of how the two worlds discover the same problem and work to resolve it, giving each scene and character a unique personality and feel.

Telling the tale musically required bringing together a range of instrumentation, both organic and synthesised, to underpin a story that is both light-hearted and funny at times, whilst also being earnest and thought-provoking.

  • Music Composition
  • WMP
  • Writing & Direction
  • Giovanna Utichi & Robin Celebi
  • Animation & Visual Production
  • Blue Zoo
  • Music Supervisor
  • Joe Cullen @ Cavendish Music
  • Sound Design & Mix
  • James @ Clearcut Sound
  • Violin
  • Georgie Tilley
  • Cello
  • Rose Gallaway

Short film commissioned by Cartoon Network as part of a series of inspiring films for children

A Whale’s Tale was launched by Hope Works on World Children’s Day as one of twelve films designed to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world.

Airing on TV channels globally, the films were all made by big names in children’s broadcasting, from DreamWorks to Disney, and each one was created to be real and relevant across borders and cultures.

This particular film focuses on our human responsibility for the environment, specifically on the issue of plastic and its effect on the oceans.

Our role was to score the story of how the two worlds discover the same problem and work to resolve it, giving each scene and character a unique personality and feel.

Telling the tale musically required bringing together a range of instrumentation, both organic and synthesised, to underpin a story that is both light-hearted and funny at times, whilst also being earnest and thought-provoking.

Supporting Audio


Credits


  • Music Composition: WMP
  • Writing & Direction: Giovanna Utichi & Robin Celebi
  • Animation & Visual Production: Blue Zoo
  • Music Supervisor: Joe Cullen @ Cavendish Music
  • Sound Design & Mix: James @ Clearcut Sound
  • Violin: Georgie Tilley
  • Cello: Rose Gallaway

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