H2Ooooh! water project
An estimated 884 million people worldwide do not have access to safe water. Almost 1.5 million children die every year from water-borne diseases. Population growth and increasing urbanization, chemical pollution and invasive species are the main factors contributing to the deterioration of water quality. The consequences for the environment and for mankind are considerable.
In the frame of H2Ooooh! Water project, Gruppo Alcuni in collaboration with UNESCO and RAI Fiction has developed this 3-D animated television series with the six Pet Pals as protagonists focusing on the issue of water protection.
Water is a basic human right for all
"Water should be freely accessible. Water is an essential element necessary for survival. But a large portion of our Earth’s water is unsuitable for human consumption. Therefore, water becomes a privileged commodity."
UNESCO can play an important role in establishing a new worldwide concept of water civilization. Based upon mutual respect for cultural diversity, dialogue, sharing expertise and knowledge as well as encouraging new technologies and water management, it can inform and educate the public, especially youth.
The Pet Pals present H2Ooooh!
EP 1 : “EUREKA”
More valuable than oil is water, that in the desert is almost impossible to find. Cilindro who is travelling through the desert on his jeep will soon learn this at his own expense…This teaches all of us an important lesson: water is an inestimable resource - Watch [2:16]
EP. 2: “ARAKEA AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WATER”
Little Arakea asks the Pet Pals for their help. The water in her village has disappeared. They discover that the awful magician is responsible for this and resolve the situation by punishing him - Watch [2:14]
EP. 3: “IN SEARCH OF THE LOST HAT”
A mischievous wind sends the Pet Pals on a wild chase from the mountains to the sea, to reclaim No Name’s cap. During their adventure they also learn how to intervene because the natural water cycle is becoming polluted - Watch [2:11]
EP. 6: “A WELL FOR LIFE”
In a far isolated village in Nigeria, drinking water is supplied by trucks carrying water tanks. The Pet Pals volunteer to build a well so that the villagers will no longer risk being thirsty - Watch [2:13]
EP. 9: “THE LITTLE BLUE FISH”
SOS Pet Pals! A terrible oil spill is polluting and killing the inhabitants of the sea. The coast guard must be urgently summoned to clean the water so the fish can breathe again Watch [2:15]
EP. 11: “AN ECO-FRIENDLY TRIP”
If it wasn’t for all this garbage…how lovely the sea would be! In an attempt to locate where the garbage is coming from, the Pet Pals go scuba diving with oxygen tanks and flippers. But cleaning up a small area of the sea is not enough…everyone must do their part and not throw garbage into the sea - Watch [2:09]
EP. 17: “STRIKING BLUE GOLD”
The greedy Mr Arraffoni has stolen all the water so to sell it as bottled water. But the drink is not as pure/clean as he declares. The Pet Pals who are don’t fall for this trick, unmask the imposter and the water molecules are free to return to completing their natural cycle - Watch [2:12]
EP. 21: “IN SEARCH OF SAYINGS AND PROVERBS”
Looking for sayings about water! While the Pet Pals are on vacation, they search for traditional and common sayings about water. Each one of them gathers what they hear but the result is the same...”Water is for all and All for Water”! - Watch [2:10]
EP. 22: “FRIENDS FOR WATER”
Water is important and respect for it essential! The Pet Pals are aware of this since they have learned and have been wisely following all the suggestions: like recycling rain water; closing the water taps when they brush their teeth. In fact the Water Fairy has awarded them with the “golden” drop - Watch [2:11]
EP. 26: “THE STOLEN AMULET“
Water belongs to everyone and shouldn’t be privatized. In order to enforce this fundamental right, the Pet Pals deal with an evil beaver that wants to drain the lake and build his castle. But to refill the lake the stolen amulet must be found - Watch [2:14]