Greenpeace and Aardman, the award-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, have today launched a powerful new animated film highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans. Turtle Journey tells the heartbreaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing pressure from climate change, plastic pollution, oil drilling and overfishing.
Characters in the film are voiced by Oscar winners Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren, along with Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, and comedian Ahir Shah.
Louisa Casson, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said:
“Our oceans are in crisis, with six out of seven sea turtle species threatened with extinction. Aardman’s global popularity and distinctive blend of humour and emotion can bring this message to people around the world, spurring bold action to protect the oceans.
“Governments have an opportunity to take action at the United Nations this year when they meet to agree on a new Global Ocean Treaty. A strong treaty would pave the way for a global network of fully protected ocean sanctuaries, placing 30% of the world’s oceans off-limits to exploitation by humans and giving marine species such as turtles a chance to recover and thrive.”
Turtle Journey ends with a call to action, urging viewers to sign Greenpeace’s petition calling for a Global Ocean Treaty. Turtle Journey is available to watch here.