Mercury Filmworks, Turnip + Duck Ink Co-Pro Deal


Canada’s Mercury Filmworks (Hilda, The Lion Guard) and Ireland’s Turnip + Duck (Maddie + Triggs) are set to co-produce Bunny McBee, an original animated preschool series.

The 52×5-minute title, created by Andy Coyle (Hilda), is currently in development. It follows Bunny, an energetic and curious little bumblebee, and celebrates the joy of outdoor play.

“We are thrilled to embark on this first-time creative collaboration with Turnip + Duck to co-produce Andy’s enchanting tale,” stated Chantal Ling, VP of original series and co-productions for Mercury Filmworks. “Together, the big-hearted Bunny McBee and his loyal friend Opal will inspire children everywhere to value friendship and teamwork and to get out and explore the wonderous world around them—whether that’s a vast forest or their neighborhood park.”

“Andy has created a truly imaginative preschool series that pays homage to his childhood and that will inspire children everywhere to use their imagination and creativity to engage with and celebrate the environment,” commented Colm Tobin, managing director for Turnip + Duck. “We look forward to joining forces with the talented team at Mercury to help bring these magical stories to life!”