MIPCOM Spotlight: Mercury Filmworks


Mercury Filmworks’ top program highlights are all based on children’s books.

Octicorn & Friends is based on the book Hello, My Name is Octicorn, in which a half-octopus and half-unicorn protagonist tries to figure out what to do with his feelings.

Tales of the Underwear Dragon, from the book Attack of the Underwear Dragon, delivers medieval stories about valiant knights and dastardly dragons. Episodes feature original songs written by Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger and orchestrator Bill Sherman (Sesame Street, Hamilton).

A Mouse Called Julian, based on the book of the same name, conveys messages about the importance of friendship. “It’s a powerful celebration of finding friendship in unexpected places,” says Chantal Ling, VP of original series and co-productions.

“Our mission in developing content for children is to create value-driven and entertaining stories that resonate with today’s children all around the world,” Ling says.