A special animated adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi And The Mountain Dragon.
Mimi And The Mountain Dragon is the story about a village that quakes in feature of the mighty Mountain Dragon. One winter, a shy little girl called Mimi finds a baby dragon asleep in her family woodshed. Mimi takes the perilous journey through the blizzard and darkness to return the baby dragon to her mother, whom all the villagers fear.
Following an introduction by the award-winning writer himself, Sir Michael Morpurgo, the film is narrated throughout by an original score by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman performed by the BBC Philharmonic and featuring singers from the Hallé’s family of choirs. The animation is based on original drawings by Emily Gravett and has been adapted for the screen by novelist, poet and playwright Owen Sheers.
Mimi And The Mountain Dragon was commissioned by Head of BBC Music TV Commissioning Jan Younghusband, for Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. The project is also supported by Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s & Education. The Executive Producer is Leopard Picture’s Chief Creative Officer Kristian Smith, and Phil Chalk from Bafta Award-winning studio Factory.