Produced by the Breakout Trust, this 30-minute cartoon tells the Christmas story through the eyes of three quails. Released in September 2005, the cartoon is based on the storybook of the same name released a few years previously. A free copy was sent to all 25,199 primary schools in the UK. There was a world premiere screening on Sunday 6th November 2005 at the Leicester Square Odeon, and the DVD was released on December 5th 2005
Alongside Cannon and Ball, other voices in the cartoon are provided by Joe Pasquale, Stephen Berkoff, Graham Cole and Russell Boulter (both from The Bill) and David Oyelowo (Spooks). The title song is performed by Sir Cliff Richard accompanied by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Tommy, Bobby and Queenie are three quails whose sole aim in life is to find a decent breakfast – that is until the day they overhear an angel telling Mary she’s going to give birth to the Son of God. And that’s just the beginning.
Still stunned by this momentous news, the birds suddenly find themselves trapped and thrown into a cage at King Herod’s court ready to be served up as the main course at a royal banquet!
Life for the quarrelsome threesome will never be the same again as they eventually discover to their horror that Herod wants Mary’s baby dead. Together they must embark on a daring mission to find the infant before it’s too late. But will they be able to escape the clutches of the evil King?
Superbly animated and featuring a host of celebrity voices, this fast-paced, action-packed caper tells the amazing story of the birth of Christ in a way you’ll never forget. IT’S A BOY is a fun-filled, feel-good experience the whole family will want to share time and again – Why wait till Christmas?
|King Herod||Steven Berkoff|
|First Inn-Keeper||Graham Cole|
|Queenie and Rachel||Alexa Tewkesbury|
|Wise Men and Shepherds||Paul Birch