Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated sequence to lift consciousness in regards to the significance of world vaccine entry.
The ONE Marketing campaign introduced Wednesday the brand new sequence referred to as “Pandemica,” which is able to launch Thursday. The sequence was created to carry consideration to world vaccine entry in an effort to finish the COVID-19 pandemic.
The seven-episode sequence will function characters voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, Danai Gurira, Michael Sheen, Phoebe Robinson and Wanda Sykes. The primary episode will embrace Nanjiani, Robinson and Meg Donnelly.
“Pandemica’s animated world animates a easy reality — that the place you reside shouldn’t decide whether or not you get these life-saving pictures,” mentioned Bono, U2’s lead singer and co-founder of ONE, a company centered on world well being and anti-poverty.
The sequence is a part of ONE’s ONE World Marketing campaign, which requires a world response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Even whereas many people nonetheless wait our flip, we have to commit to creating positive that billions of individuals around the globe aren’t left behind the road,” he continued. “It’s the correct factor to do, clearly, nevertheless it’s additionally the one means out of this pandemic for all of us. If the vaccine isn’t in every single place, this pandemic isn’t going wherever.”
Cruz mentioned that she desires everybody who watches the animated sequence to “use their voice and take motion” to make sure that nobody will get left behind.
“’Pandemica’ is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the globe,” Cruz mentioned.
All episodes can be accessible Thursday at ONE’s web site and the marketing campaign’s YouTube channel. The episodes can be launched in a number of international locations, together with the US, Canada, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
“We’re all trapped in Pandemica, however just some can get out,” Oyelowo mentioned in regards to the sequence. “This virus thrives on inequality, and proper now, billions of individuals around the globe are seeing the promise of a vaccine, however not the chance to obtain it. We should step up and do what it takes to finish this pandemic for everybody, in every single place.”