Listen to the Moon Getting Animated Series Adaptation


Listen to the Moon, a best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful), is set to be adapted into an animated series called Lucy Lost by French studio Xilam Animation.

Like the novel that inspired it, Lucy Lost is set at the beginning of World War I on the Isles of Scilly. It will follow a fisherman and his teenage son, Alfie, who find Lucy—an injured 11-year-old girl who has no memory of who she is.

Jean-Christophe Dessaint is on board to direct the new series. It will be fully animated in CGI with a final 2D rendering. Currently in development, the 10×26-minute adventure series is aimed at a family audience.

Marc du Pontavice, CEO at Xilam Animation, said: “As one of the U.K.’s favorite storytellers with an award-winning library of bestselling children’s books which are loved all around the world, we feel very privileged to be adapting Michael Morpurgo’s extraordinary story about the power of hope and spiritual strength. Listen to the Moon’s atmospheric natural landscapes and enthralling characters lend themselves perfectly to an animated adaption and we’re very much looking forward to seeing this mysterious and epic tale transformed into a new series for families to enjoy together.”