17 Jun - 2024

Tags from the story: Bunny McBee, Mercury Filmworks, Turnip Duck.

Mercury Filmworks (HildaThe Lion Guard) and Turnip + Duck (Maddie + Triggs) have finalized a new deal at the Annecy Festival to co-produce an original 2D-animated preschool series, Bunny McBee, that will inspire children to love and respect nature and their place in it!

Created by Emmy Award-nominated Director of Hilda, Andy Coyleand currently in developmentthe new 2D animated short-form series Bunny McBee (52 x 5”), is a charming preschool series that fosters a love for nature and celebrates the joy of outdoor play. The series draws inspiration from Andy’s childhood adventures in the great outdoors of Nova Scotia.

Bunny is an energetic and curious little bumblebee whose need to explore is insatiable. Each morning, he buzzes out of his home, eager to fly into a new adventure with his best buddy, a small, intuitive and observant worm named Opal. To these two best friends, the forest is a wonderous, magical playground where every moment is an opportunity to play, explore, and connect with others. A place where the smallest things become magical, transforming the forest into a vibrant world full of life, heart, humor, majesty, and drama. From their tiny perspective, the world is like a giant jigsaw puzzle. And they’re going to figure it out, one piece at a time, as they explore the wonders of nature along with a host of memorable woodland residents.

 “We are thrilled to embark on this first-time creative collaboration with Turnip + Duck to co-produce Andy’s enchanting tale. 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,” stated Chantal Ling Vice President, Original Series & Co-Productions, Mercury Filmworks. 

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,” said Colm Tobin, Managing Director, Turnip + Duck. “We look forward to joining forces with the talented team at Mercury to help bring these magical stories to life!

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