The Whale was the terror of the seas, a danger to sailors who often mistook it for an island and anchored their ships on its back.
Inspired by a tale from an illustrated medieval bestiary (Harley MS 4751), this animation explores the life of the sea-creature beneath the waves.
Read more animal stories from Medieval England and France, 700–1200 here: https://www.bl.uk/medieval-...
This film was made as part of The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700–120.
Animation directed by Charlie Minnion
Sound Design by Luis Bonilla
Voiceover by Charlotte Saward