Mercury Filmworks has partnered with French-Canadian animation house Stim Studio to co-produce the animated preschool series Octicorn & Friends.
Based on Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Justin Lowe and Kevin Diller, the show centers on the themes of friendship and exploring feelings as it follows a half-octopus, half-unicorn creature who goes on adventures with his friends.
“Felix and Jordan have established themselves as industry leaders in the world of CGI feature animation on some of the biggest blockbuster movies, and we are thrilled to join forces with their new company Stim Studio as co-producers on Octicorn & Friends,” commented Chantal Ling, VP of original series and co-productions at Mercury Filmworks. “We intend to stay true to the mission behind the Octicorn books that fans know and love, but we plan to deliver a fresh new style and feel to the series, bringing Octi to life as he continues to explore the nerves, stress, glee, delight and all feelings kids experience, as well as modeling different skills to give our young audience a toolkit to aid them in navigating these emotions.”
“It’s amazing to have the opportunity to partner with Mercury Filmworks on Octicorn & Friends,” said Stim Studio’s co-CEO, Jordan Soler. “They are the ideal partners, and we have full confidence that their 2D animation experience and knowledge, combined with our 3D expertise, will result into something refreshing that resonates with kids’ emotions and feelings. We are thrilled to create something that has the potential to not only entertain but also connect with people on a deeper level and have a positive impact on children’s lives. Octicorn will help kids to process their emotions, better understand themselves and make them more confident fitting in with their peers, all with a touch of humor. We feel fortunate to be part of such a beautiful project and are eagerly looking forward to seeing the result of our collaboration.”