Bird’s Heart

About This Project

Illustrations for a TV Christmas program.

 

Far, far away, behind every mountain and beyond the seas, there’s a wondrous forest where Father Christmas, Zuzu Рthe Spirit of Christmas Рelves, talking animals, Little Riding Hood and the Little Shepherd Boy live. In this secret place, it snows dreams that fall like flower petals; they are the dreams of every child in all the world. Little Riding Hood and the Little Shepherd Boy collect the petals, Father Christmas deciphers the request each petal-dream carries within, and the elves and talking animals make the toys.

But one day, during a sudden, mysterious storm, a Sorceress kidnaps Zuzu and the petal-dreams and flees to a distant planet in a flying machine. Dismay pervades the wondrous forest; without Zuzu their hearts are empty and with empty hearts there can be no Christmas. Father Christmas has an incredible idea and Little Riding Hood and the Little Shepherd Boy set off on an adventure into outer space to save Christmas.

illustration

Ana Ventura

Text

Virgilio Almeida

Date

2006

Category
Illustration