Synopsis: THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE is the much-loved classic that shows us a restless young snail who has ambitions to travel the world. The other snails think she should stay put, but she puts out a call for a “Lift wanted around the world”. Eventually, her call is answered by a great big grey-blue humpback whale! She sets off with him across the seas. On their journey, the snail and the whale discover towering icebergs and far-off lands, fiery mountains and golden sands. The snail is delighted by the wonderful world around her until she realises how small it makes her feel. Then when the whale gets confused by noisy motorboats zooming on the surface, he loses his way in the shallows and ends up beached in an isolated bay. Suddenly it’s down to the tiny snail to rescue the powerless whale. She crawls off determinedly, to a school where she alerts the children by writing: “Save the Whale”. They call the fire brigade and everyone works together to help the stranded whale. Free once more, the whale takes the snail back home, only to discover the other snails are inspired by the tale of the tiny Snail. So they all set off together, on the tail of the whale, on a new epic journey.
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Running Time: 26 Minutes
Genre(s): Family, Animation
Starring: Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon
To watch the film, please follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale