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TITLE
The Journey West 2 - Beyond the Beyond
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_002_WQ2_01FI_EN
PLACENAME
Brittany
DATE OF RECORDING
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
West Highland Animation bho sgeulachdan traidiseanta
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
3286
KEYWORDS
Culture
oral tradition
animation
children
Celtic
Brittany
Mari Morgana
whale
Manannan
pigs
cauldron of transformation
Bran
Math
Gwydion
Island of the Blest
Land of Youth
video
videos

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In which twins Alda and Aldan find themselves in worlds they never knew existed. Aldan finds himself held hostage on the Island of the Blest under suspicion of theft and his sister Alda has her first encounter with the malevolent mermaid Mari Morgana.

This film was Episode 2 of the 7 part Animation Series The Journey West, which was made in its entirely by an enthusiastic team at the West Highland Animation Studios Balquhidder. The whole film was drawn on paper before being scanned into the Computer where the colouring, editing and special effects were added. In this Episode there were two special sequences. Aldan's fall down the spiralling tunnel was made in 3D Maya by animator Tara Douglas and the Piggy Dance Sequence was animated to music written specially by Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison.

The Series has been broadcast on STV and Grampian in Scotland and on TG4 in Eire.
Music: Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison with Breton Bombarde - Jean Baron; Uillean Pipes and Flute - Michael McGoldrick; Galician Gaita - Xose Manuel Budino; Highland Bagpipes and Chanter - Gordon Duncan; Drums - Lee Agnew; Double Bass - Robin Spearing
Voices:Alda - Catriona Lexis Campbell; Aldan - Domhnall Alistair Campbell; Babu, Tramp, Math and Manannan - Norman MacLean; Morgan and Mari Morgana - Mairead Ross; Galician Villain, Bran - David Walker; Galician Witch - Carina MacLeod; Gwydion - Iain MacKay
Art Director and Editor: Jim Stirk
Chief Animators and Assistant Directors: Amber Godwin and Matthew Lewis
Guest Animators: Tara Douglas, Niek Reus.
Pre-Production: Amber Godwin, Matthew Lewis, Dee Matheson, Glenn Jones.
Line Artist: Dee Matheson
Production Manager: Kristiana Turner
Studio Assistants: Fraser Scott, Paul McConnochie
Sound Assistant: Tom Davies
Dub: Michael Mackinnon-Savalas
Script Consultant: Duncan Fisher
Executive Producer: John Alick MacPherson
Writer, Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie

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The Journey West 2 - Beyond the Beyond

2000s

Culture; oral tradition; animation; children; Celtic; Brittany; Mari Morgana; whale; Manannan; pigs; cauldron of transformation; Bran; Math; Gwydion; Island of the Blest; Land of Youth; video; videos

West Highland Animation

WHA - An Turas Siar (cartoons)

In which twins Alda and Aldan find themselves in worlds they never knew existed. Aldan finds himself held hostage on the Island of the Blest under suspicion of theft and his sister Alda has her first encounter with the malevolent mermaid Mari Morgana.<br /> <br /> This film was Episode 2 of the 7 part Animation Series The Journey West, which was made in its entirely by an enthusiastic team at the West Highland Animation Studios Balquhidder. The whole film was drawn on paper before being scanned into the Computer where the colouring, editing and special effects were added. In this Episode there were two special sequences. Aldan's fall down the spiralling tunnel was made in 3D Maya by animator Tara Douglas and the Piggy Dance Sequence was animated to music written specially by Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison. <br /> <br /> The Series has been broadcast on STV and Grampian in Scotland and on TG4 in Eire.<br /> Music: Rod Paul and Lynn Morrison with Breton Bombarde - Jean Baron; Uillean Pipes and Flute - Michael McGoldrick; Galician Gaita - Xose Manuel Budino; Highland Bagpipes and Chanter - Gordon Duncan; Drums - Lee Agnew; Double Bass - Robin Spearing<br /> Voices:Alda - Catriona Lexis Campbell; Aldan - Domhnall Alistair Campbell; Babu, Tramp, Math and Manannan - Norman MacLean; Morgan and Mari Morgana - Mairead Ross; Galician Villain, Bran - David Walker; Galician Witch - Carina MacLeod; Gwydion - Iain MacKay<br /> Art Director and Editor: Jim Stirk<br /> Chief Animators and Assistant Directors: Amber Godwin and Matthew Lewis<br /> Guest Animators: Tara Douglas, Niek Reus.<br /> Pre-Production: Amber Godwin, Matthew Lewis, Dee Matheson, Glenn Jones.<br /> Line Artist: Dee Matheson<br /> Production Manager: Kristiana Turner<br /> Studio Assistants: Fraser Scott, Paul McConnochie<br /> Sound Assistant: Tom Davies<br /> Dub: Michael Mackinnon-Savalas<br /> Script Consultant: Duncan Fisher<br /> Executive Producer: John Alick MacPherson<br /> Writer, Director and Producer: Leslie MacKenzie