Hedgehog Escapes Suburbia: Saving Harry Tells The Story Of Real-Life Issues Facing Urban Hedgehogs With A Beautiful Animated Film [Video]

In what could be a play on the film title ‘Saving Private Ryan’ – Saving Hary is an affectionate look at one of our most loved urban creatures.

The film tells of how magical paw prints guide Harry the hedgehog out of suburbia and back into the wild.

Since the 1950s the number of hedgehogs in Britain has fallen from 30 million to 1 million. There are many factors as to what is causing the decimation of their population. Factors include garden improvements and fences which prevent them roaming their territory for food and the reduction in urban wildlife.

Some communities have created hedgehog friendly zones to encourage their return. Putting small holes at the base of fences can help them to wander freely – if done collectively by a community.

We could be faced with possible urban extinction of the much cherished little animal by 2025.

If you liked the film and want to help our beloved hedgehogs, please consider making a donation to: wildlifeaid.org.uk

Saving Harry Hedgehog

Saving Harry Hedgehog #2

Credits:

The featured track ‘I’m Seeing Stars‘ is available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to Wildlife Aid’s Saving Harry campaign

Directed by Kris Hofmann
with illustrations by Sandra Dieckmann
Model Maker/ Joe James
Puppeteer/ Amber Donovan
Art Department / Nicola Wren
Director of Photography/ Mirko Beutler
Lighting Assistant/ Peter Panoa
Additional Photography/ Filippo Bianchi
Sound Design/ Alexander Zlamal
2d Animation/ Lilian Fu
compositing / Kris Hofmann
additional compositing/ Nuno Costa

[More Information: Wildlife Aid | Kris Hofmann | Sandra Dieckman | Animated Joe ]

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