Mimi and the Mountain Dragon by Michael Morpurgo will be arriving on our televisions very soon!
Sir Michael Morpurgo explained: “Many years ago, in the Engadine Valley in Switzerland, I saw village children in red hats, cracking whips, ringing cowbells, banging drums, creating a great cacophony of noise, as they paraded up through the village. I asked why this was happening. They are driving away wicked spirits, I was told. So began my story of Mimi And The Mountain Dragon.”
We previously reported that Mimi and the Mountain Dragon was set to be transformed into a special 2D animated adaptation of the book. The film will be narrated by classic music with an original score written by Oscar award-winning composer, Rachel Portman, who wrote the music for the opera adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. The music will be performed by the BBC philharmonic, featuring singers from the Hallé’s family of choirs, and will be recorded at Media City UK, Salford.
The animation will air on Boxing Day (26th December) on BBC One, meanwhile check out the trailer below!