By Douglas THOMSON


Family - Development 2010

An heroic Puffin seabird rescues a much loved Toy dog adrift on the high sea and after many trials and tribulations returns him to a grateful young family. Based on the Classic Story by Ursula Moray Williams

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Family, Children's
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Douglas THOMSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Carolyn PERTWEE, Clive EVANS
    • Producer(s)
    • Clive EVANS, Maxine PARKER, Bill PSARROS
    • Synopsis
    • On an island off the Welsh coast Puffin sits in his burrow waiting for an abandoned egg to break open. Puffin plans to adopt the puffin chick as his own.
      Its addled. It will never hatch squawk the other puffins, smugly strutting in pairs, as Puffin waits patiently, listening for any sound from inside and attempting to sit on it to keep it warm.
      One day Puffin sees a small toy dog frantically swimming in the rough sea below his burrow.
      His name is Little Woe and Puffin rescues him and takes him back to his burrow.
      Little Woe is desperate to get back to the family who lost him on a seaside holiday when he was swept out to sea from the beach.
      Puffin – although reluctant to leave Egg – offers to try and take him home, although where home actually is, Little Woe is rather vague.
      Puffin using a friendly Seal, builds a small boat around its body.
      Guillemots and seagulls provide splinters of rock to serve as nails to hold it together and Puffin and Little Woe set off on their great adventure.
      Eventually, after many, exciting and dangerous situations, they find themselves on the Queen Mary sailing to America and fly back on an aeroplane which is attempting to beat the record for crossing the Atlantic.
      Eventually, they find Little Woes family, as he recognizes the family house from the air and Puffin returns to his burrow to find Egg...
      Set in 1939, the story would have been impossible to tell without the latest advances in CGI and we believe the story of Puffin will have universal appeal after a surfeit of penguins!