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BBC will air Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi And The Mountain Dragon for Christmas

A special 2d animated adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi And The Mountain Dragon will air this Christmas on BBC One. Here’s everything you need to know.

As part of a year long literature focus on the BBC. The 25 minute show will be narrated through music performed by the BBC Philharmonic, just like The Snowman.

Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi And The Mountain Dragon

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The story follows a ‘shy little girl’ called Mimi who finds a tiny baby dragon asleep in her family woodshed. Taking on a perilous journey through blizzards and darkness, Mimi is determined to return the baby dragon to her mother who all the villager fear.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, says: “We’re delighted to be bringing this enchanting mix of music and storytelling to BBC One this Christmas. Sir Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful book will be perfectly complemented by the music of Rachel Portman, The BBC Philharmonic and singers from the Hallé’s family of choirs – a real festive treat for all the family.”

Mimi And The Mountain Dragon

Image: Factory Create the animation house

According to sources in The Sun, BBC hope this will become a cult classic like The Snowman.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

We can’t wait to see more of the BBC Christmas schedule.

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