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Huge thanks to RTÉ, BAI, and IFB for their support on our new series Critters.TV. It's very early days yet, but we're thrilled at the prospect of working once again with director Ian Benjamin Kenny, as well as the talented folks at Crossing The Line Productions.


On the more immediate front, our short Zoot & Friends airs this Monday (30th Oct) on RTÉ Jnr - at 07:15, 11:30 & 16:45. Created by Adam Kavanagh and Gareth Lyons, Zoot & Friends introduces young audiences to the fundamental principals of computer coding, through the antics of two colourful robots..

About

Turnip & Duck is an award-winning, Dublin-based production company producing a variety of work across TV, radio and digital platforms. Bringing together the producing and writing talents of Colm Tobin and Aidan O'Donovan, the company was established in 2016 to develop and produce original IP, with a particular focus on animation and off-kilter comedy for kids.

As well as our own projects, Turnip & Duck offers services to the wider animation and production sector in Ireland and beyond. Our expertise is in comedy writing, producing and VO directing but we love all sorts of collaborations! Give us a shout!

In Development

New projects we're working on.

  • Critters.TV

    15 x 11' wildlife comedy

    It's very early days of development and we can't say too much yet, but we're very excited about our new series based around the wildlife of the Irish countryside.


    Critters.TV is a mixed media (animation & live action) series developed with our long time collaborator Ian Benjamin Kenny, and in association with Crossing The Line Productions!

  • Brain Freeze High

    26 x 11' science-based comedy

    STEM-based comedy series focusing on Media Litercy, Brain Freeze High follows the adventures of an elite group of eight year olds chosen to attend the most high-flying school in the known universe!


    Brain Freeze High is a mixed media project (puppets & 2D animation) co-produced with our friends at Kite Entertainment, and was pitched to an enthusiastic audience of broadcasters and producers at Cartoon Forum 2017!


    Brain Freeze High development is co-funded by the Creative Europe Media programme of the European Union.


  • New Radio Podcast Series

    Surviving Ireland

    Having written and produced a comedy special for RTÉ Radio One in March 2017 we are currently developing a four part comedy series which will go into production in early 2018.


    Developed with the support of RTÉ Radio One and The Doc On One.

Previous Productions

Some of our past work.

  • Zoot & Friends

    2' 2D Animated Short

    Introducing children under 7 to the fundamental principals of computer coding, through the problem-solving antics of a cheerful, task-oriented young robot named Zoot.


    Zoot & Friends was created with Adam Kavanagh and Gareth Lyons, as part of RTÉ’s Animated Shorts Scheme 2017.

  • Brain Freeze

    44 x 4' mixed media kids TV show

    Award-winning science-based children's series produced for CBBC & RTÉ, and distributed worldwide by Aardman Distribution. Dr. Knowles & Professor McCork answer big scientifc questions, while Colin the Floor Manager and Ms. Hucklebuck keep the show on the road.


    6 time nominee at the Irish Animation Awards, and winner of the 2015 Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series.


    Watch episodes and behind the scenes videos here.

  • Surviving Ireland: Digital Detox

    Radio Comedy Special

    Holly & Declan are a young couple addicted to technology, and in particular their smartphones. Colm Tobin follows them to a digital detox centre on the island of Carnananánachán where they undergo a bizarre, back-to-basics detox programme that tests their relationship to its limit.


    GOLD MEDAL winner for BEST WRITING at this year's New York Festivals - World's Best Radio Programs. Also nominated for Best Comedy Special.


    Listen here and find out more info.

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