Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks & Mukpuddy team to animate Spike Milligan’s ‘Badjelly’

Canadian indie Mercury Filmworks and New Zealand studio Mukpuddy have teamed to co-produce an animated children’s series based on the book Badjelly The Witch by British comedian Spike Milligan. The 13 x 22-minute 2D animated fairy tale is aimed at 6-11-year-olds and will follow the adventures of youngsters Tim and Rose as they search for […]

Mercury Filmworks execs launch live-action prodco Sungate Films

Clint Eland, founder and CEO of Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks, and Nicole St. Pierre, the firm’s SVP of business and legal affairs, have partnered to launch a new production company focused on live-action content. Sungate Films will develop and produce projects across live-action drama series, children’s content and feature films, with several titles already […]

Mercury Filmworks expands management team

Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks is expanding its management team, promoting several key executives and hiring new staff as its content library grows. Mercury claims high demand for its content from buyers such as Disney, Netflix and Amazon means expansion is needed. The firm has over ten projects in the delivery pipeline along with the […]

Cartoon Saloon creates JV studio with Canuck firm

Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon and Canada’s Mercury Filmworks have launched a full service joint venture studio in Europe. The creation of Lighthouse Studios will generate 140 jobs in Kilkenny, Ireland in the next three years, and establishes a production hub in the region. The studio will develop 2D-animated children’s and family television programming for distribution on […]

Ex-Teletoon chief to launch new Irish-Canadian studio

Alan Gregg, the former director of original content at Canadian kids channel Teletoon, is relocating to Ireland to lead Canuck animation firm Mercury Filmworks’ push into Europe. Gregg has landed the role of president, European production, and will also join the Mercury Filmworks board. He will lead Mercury Filmworks Europe, which will house a new […]

France Télévisions prebuys Technicolor series

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has prebought animated kids series Atomic Puppet. The 52x11mins show is produced by Technicolor, which is also on distribution duty, alongside Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and France’s Gaumont Animation. It will air on the France 4 channel in 2016. It will debut on the Teletoon channel in Canada and in France, […]

Teletoon gets on board Technicolor toon

Canadian kids broadcaster Teletoon has come on board Atomic Puppet, the animated series from Technicolor and Canada’s Mercury Filmworks. Atomic Puppet will be a 2D animated comedy for 6-to-11s. The show follows a superhero who is transformed into a puppet and has his super powers accidentally transferred to a 12-year old boy. The pair form […]