Development of a You-tube series with the God Poseidon fighting plastic pollution in the oceans.

Poseidon & The Sea of Plastic

IP-Development / Poseidon & The Sea of Plastic

This project suggest a youtube series based on the original Poseidon/Wrap it Up short (35 sec) that went viral (50+Million views) in 2017. The purpose is to maintain the focus of reducing the plastic pollution of our oceans.

Poseidon & The Sea of Plastic

  • About

    Development of a You-tube series with the God Poseidon fighting plastic pollution in the oceans.

    The short film Wrap it Up was made at The Animation Workshop, as a benefit for the environmental non-profit organization Plastic Change, by a group of 2nd year students. It showcased how animation—and comedy in particular—can open eyes and hearts with broad international reach. That has inspired us to tell a longer story about Poseidon, God of the Sea, and his struggle with plastic.

    The project collaborates with Plastic Change and the Story of Stuff Project. Both groups are involved in the story development, providing access to their research and consultation on where the big problems—and solutions—in plastic pollution are coming from. We develop Poseidon’s journey to make the audience more aware—and emotionally connected—to what is actually happening. While this series is overall comedic and aims for broad appeal, it also strives to represent real-world examples. 

    Project start date: 1 February 2019
    Project end date: 31 October 2019

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  • Partners

    Plastic Change

    Plastic Change

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    Plastic Change is a Danish environmental organisation with an ambitious international aim that works hard to break the growing curve of plastic waste. Plastic is everywhere – on land and at sea. Three generations of plastic consumption have left its mark. Only a small part is recycled or destroyed. The rest lies in nature for hundreds of years.

    Plastic Change consists of a permanent dedicated team and a number of indispensable volunteer forces. All make a great, invaluable and professional effort to achieve the organisation's ambitions to break the curve for plastic production and thus plastic pollution.

    Story of Stuff Project

    Story of Stuff Project

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    Together we can build a world focusing on “Better” instead of “More”. Story of Stuff Project is producing award-winning animated documentaries, about our consumption-crazed culture, encouraging viewers to support environmental projects and campaigns with their time, energy and money.

    Nørlum Animation

    Nørlum Animation

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    Nørlum Animation is an international production company in Denmark. Oscar-nominated for the film ‘Song of the Sea’ and co-producers of award-winning ‘Longway North’ and “Calamity Jane”, Nørlum Animation is producing high-caliber and high-quality family entertainment for the international market.

    SKJALD Creative

    SKJALD Creative

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    SKJALD Creative is a full-pipeline animation studio and creative house located in Denmark, lead by Mikkel Mainz (Director of "Tales of Alethrion", co-founder of Sun Creature). Our mission is to give audiences captivating experiences through high-quality, unconventional, and exciting animated storytelling

  • Contact

    Morten Thorning

    Morten Thorning

    Project manager

    T: +45 31 25 40 02

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