- Posted by info 01 Jun
LoveLove Films collaborate with UN Environment to produce an animated short film with Bottle Island characters
To promote World Environment Day on June 5th, LoveLove Films collaborated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) to produce an animated short film using characters from their children’s series ‘Bottle Island’.
Link to Bottle Island short animation on the UN Environment YouTube channel:
Bottle Island follows a group of quirky friends as they work together to save their home, Bottle Island, from the rubbish that washes up on the shore. Through their eco-adventures, the characters discover the wonders and perils of the world around them.
LoveLove Films has now producing a short, educational animation highlighting the importance of combating plastic pollution for children, and the everyday ways in which they can stop plastic pollution around the world.
The storyline of Bottle Island fits in seamlessly with the theme of World Environment Day 2018 ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, which urges governments, communities and individuals to united and reduce the amount of single-use plastics in our world. Plastic Pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns facing us today, with plastic accounting for 10% of all of our waste.
The ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ film will be distributed across the United Nations and its social media to encourage global communities to partake in World Environment Day. Individuals can also share their own plastic pollution stories and ways you are helping by using the hashtag #beatplasticpollution.
“It is crucial that the next generations understand the enormous responsibility and power that they have. They need to know that they can truly transform this world to make it better and that they don’t need to make our same mistakes We can’t reach out to them with scientific reports. Bottle Island is a great way to help them understand environmental challenges, to realise that solutions are in our hands… and to have fun with a bunch of rather crazy characters on a peculiar little island!“,
Head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim
LoveLove Films created Bottle Island based on their own experiences with litter pollution and its impact on the iconic beaches near their animation studio in Bournemouth, UK. LoveLove Films are an award-winning animation studio who create innovative animated content that has been shown across the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV. Every year, the aftermath of over 3.5 million people flocking to the beach during the summer months can be seen as the natural coastline is covered in litter, much of which consists of single-use, non-biodegradable plastics. Music for Bottle Island is by Bournemouth-based musician Momo:Tempo with voices by Michele O’Brien and Momo:Tempo, and sound design by acclaimed sound designer Tom Angell.
The studio has been working with leading environmental experts to create the series. Associate Professor at the National Oceanography Centre, Dr Simon Boxall said that:
“Bottle Island is a fun way of instilling in people, from a young age, the consequences of plastic pollution. Bottle Island doesn’t lecture young people, but makes them think about a better future.”
World Environment Day is a yearly celebration of the environment which originally began back in 1972. The event is celebrated by thousands of communities worldwide with the aim of encouraging global action to protect the planet and take ownership of their environment.
The theme of World Environment Day is chosen each year by its’ host country, with this year’s host India choosing Plastic Pollution as the pressing issue to tackle.
THE BOTTLE ISLAND TV SERIES
is currently in development with an 11” pilot available and LoveLove Films are seeking broadcast partners
For additional information about World Environment Day and Bottle Island: