It’s called Turtle Journey: the crisis in our oceans, the Greenpeace UK campaign created in collaboration with Aardman Animations, the animation studio that produces cartoons such as Wallace & Gormits and Chicken Run.
In the animated short we follow a family of turtles driving home after a dinner with friends. At first everything seems quiet, it seems like a classic road trip with the little ones in the back fighting and the mother trying to distract them with a game to play together. But then the situation changes, the ground begins to shake and in the distance a drill breaks the seabed, from which oil starts spilling.
Once they get home it seems like the worst is over, but instead…
Below the Turtle Journey video published on Greenpeace UK’s YouTube channel, you can follow the link that allows you to sign a petition that aims to create a network of safe sites to protect sea turtles that, more than any other species, risk extinction.
Several actors have participated in this project and have lent their voices to characters such as Oscar winners Olivia Coleman and Helen Mirren, David Harbour aka Jim Hopper from Stranger Things, alongside Bella Ramsey or Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones, Jim Carter or the butler Carson from Downton Abbey and the comedian Ahir Shah.
Watch Turtle Journey: the crisis in our oceans down here!