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Studios “Mercury Filmworks” And “Turnip + Duck” Partner For “Bunny McBee”


Canadian studio Mercury Filmworks and Irish studio Turnip + Duck are in development of a new preschool show titled Bunny McBee. Created by Andy Coyle, who was the director of Hilda, Bunny McBee (52 x 5′), the series is described as a charming show that fosters a love for nature in young children and celebrates the joy of outdoor play. The series draws inspiration from Coyle’s childhood in Nova Scotia.

The series centers on Bunny, an energetic and curious little bumblebee who’s need to explore is insatiable. Every 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, the forest is a wonderous, magical playground where each 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,” said Chantal Ling, VP Original Series & Co-Production at 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, said Colm Tobin, Managing Director at 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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