Mercury Filmworks and Stim Studio to Co-Produce ‘Octicorn & Buddies’
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this 12 months, Canadian unbiased animation studio Mercury Filmworks has partnered with French Canadian animation home Stim Studio to co-produce the preschool animated tv sequence Octicorn & Buddies (52 x 11’), primarily based on the Amazon Ebook of the Yr “Hey, My Title is Octicorn” from debut authors Justin Lowe and Kevin Diller.
The sequence follows a half octopus, half unicorn named Octicorn as he explores friendship and emotions, and Octicorn is stuffed with all types of huge emotions. In each episode Octi and pals have an journey that reveals an emotion that will get explored. It doesn’t matter what they’re experiencing, they’ll all the time rely on one another… and cupcakes. There’s humor, coronary heart, journey, and sometimes sparkles as this sequence fashions coping expertise in a enjoyable, relatable, and entertaining.
“Felix and Jordan have established themselves as trade leaders on the earth of CGI function animation on a few of the greatest blockbuster films, and we’re thrilled to hitch forces with their new firm Stim Studio as co-producers on Octicorn & Buddies,” commented Chantal Ling, Vice President, Authentic Collection and Co-Productions, Mercury Filmworks. “We intend to remain true to the mission behind the Octicorn books that followers know and love, however we plan to ship a recent new type and really feel to the sequence, bringing Octi to life as he continues to discover the nerves, stress, glee, delight and all emotions youngsters expertise, in addition to modeling completely different expertise to present our younger viewers a toolkit to help them in navigating these feelings.”
Jordan Soler, co-CEO, Stim Studio mentioned, “It’s wonderful to have the chance to companion with Mercury Filmworks on Octicorn & Buddies. They’re the perfect companions, and now we have full confidence that their 2D animation expertise and information, mixed with our 3D experience, will outcome into one thing refreshing that resonates with child’s feelings and emotions. We’re thrilled to create one thing that has the potential to not solely entertain but additionally join with individuals on a deeper stage and have a optimistic affect on youngsters’s lives. Octicorn will assist youngsters to course of their feelings, higher perceive themselves and make them extra assured becoming in with their friends, all with a contact of humor. We really feel lucky to be a part of such a lovely venture and are eagerly trying ahead to seeing the results of our collaboration.”
Whitney is a contract author specializing in VFX-driven fantasy movie & TV in addition to preschool animation.