Mimi and the Mountain Dragon will premiere at 3.20pm on December 26 (Boxing Day) on BBC One
For many of us, the film that defines Christmas is, of course, The Snowman.
But this year there’s a new contender for the festive TV crown – and it’s been made right here in Trafford
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, created at Altrincham’s Factory Create studio, in collaboration with Leopard Pictures, is poised to take the baton from the 1982 award-winning classic tale of a friendship between a boy and his snowman.
Based at Altrincham Business Park, Factory has been responsible for a number of children’s TV over the years, including Clangers, Scream Street and Newzoids.
Using an equally charming 2D animation style, based on original illustrations by children’s author Emily Gravett, this newly created film tells the story of a village in Switzerland that quakes in fear of the mighty mountain dragon.
One winter a shy little girl called Mimi finds a tiny baby dragon asleep in her family woodshed, and has to take the perilous journey through blizzard and darkness to return the baby dragon to her fire breathing mother.
The story is an adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book of the same name and is making its television premiere on the BBC on Boxing Day – and there’s a lot of excitement building about it.
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