MIPTV 2013: Canadian Producers Turning Kids Book 'Go Away Unicorn!' into TV Cartoon

7:04 AM PST 03/26/2013 by Etan Vlessing

Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks are jointly developing writer/illustrator Emily Mullock’s kids picture book as an animated series.

TORONTO - Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks are jointly developing Emily Mullock’s kids picture book Go Away Unicorn! Into an animated TV series.

The Canadian co-producers plan 26 half hours of the TV cartoon aimed at 4 to 7 year-olds, with Tricon selling the series internationally, starting at MIPTV.

The Go Away Unicorn! series follows twins, Alice and Ollie, as they are swept up in the chaos unleashed by an exuberant unicorn and a timid dragon.

Mulluck’s children’s book was published by McKellar & Martin Publishing Group.

Ottawa-based animation studio Mercury Filmworks is best known for kids properties like Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and Stella & Sam.

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