The Odyssey and The Iliad in just Two Minutes!
Around 300 pages condensed into just two minutes! The Iliad and The Odyssey animated!
We’ve been working with the lovely people at the Open University to provide a fun learning resource for their websites.
We worked with writer Rick Goodwin, to update Homer’s eighth century epic poems for a modern audience, to help them to understand the basic plots and want to find out more. Fettle Animator, Ryan Jones has brought his unique design to the animation.
We were delighted to team up with celebrity actor, Don Warrington to voice this animation who brought drama, humour and gravitas to the production.
Here he is in action.
We have received really positive feedback so far and thousands of views online and many enthusiastic teachers keen to share this with their students.
The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Greek literature. It is an epic poem, with 24 chapters, based on the attack on Troy by the Mycenaeans, including some of the Greeks ancient myths and legends.
The story occurs during the Trojan War and tells the story of the wrath of Achilles, the death and funeral of Hector, and the siege of Troy.
Our second animation of Homer’s major Ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey. Our hero is Odysseus, King of Ithaca, on his ten-year voyage home after the Trojan War.
Along the way, Odysseus faces many adventures, enemies and hosts of scary monsters, while his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
We have been advised by Dr Emma Bridges, who has been at The Open University since 2007, as an Associate Lecturer and more recently as a Lecturer in Classical Studies. Her research interests lie in the field of ancient Greek literature.
Our animations include an extensive cast list, both human and mythical. Here Dr Bridges gives a breakdown of the main characters in each of our animations.
The Iliad: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/classical-studies/the-iliad-list-characters
The Odyssey: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/classical-studies/the-odyssey-list-characters