Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks announce the development of a new animated children 4-7 bridge series, “Go Away Unicorn!” based on the popular children’s book written by author and illustrator Emily Mullock.
Toronto, Canada –Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks have announced the development of a new animated children 4-7 bridge series Go Away Unicorn! (52 x 11') based on the popular children’s book written by author and illustrator Emily Mullock, and published by McKellar & Martin Publishing Group. The series will be a Mercury Filmworks and Tricon Films & Television co-production with Tricon also serving as an international distributor.
Go Away Unicorn! follows the hilarious adventures of twins, Alice and Ollie, as they are swept up in the chaos unleashed by an exuberant unicorn and a timorous dragon. Together they learn that differences are something to embrace and that friendship is sometimes found in the unlikeliest of places.
“Everyone who reads this book can’t help falling in love with Emily’s engaging characters, and we couldn’t have found a more talented partner than Mercury to adapt the story for television,” said Jon Rutherford, Senior Vice President Distribution and Business Development, Tricon Films & Television. “Mercury’s creative vision and impressive track record for bringing characters to life is second to none.”
“Working with Tricon has been a wonderful and highly collaborative experience,” says Mercury Filmworks President, Clint Eland. “Their dedication to quality kids programming and their world-wide distribution expertise is a perfect fit. We couldn’t have assembled a better team for this property.”
“Go Away, Unicorn! is one of those very special books that doesn't come along often. To say we are thrilled to be working with Tricon and Mercury Filmworks doesn’t even begin to describe our excitement,” said Meghan Hague, Publisher & CEO, McKellar & Martin Publishing Group, Ltd. “We hope Unicorn holds as much magic for its new audience as it does for us!”
Source: Tricon Films & Television/Mercury Filmworks
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.