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Turnip & Duck at Cartoon Forum!

This week Colm is at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse pitching Critters TV to broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from over 40 countries.

With production drawing to a close on the first 15 episodes, we're immensely proud of what we've created, and very very excited about all the directions this show could go in!

If you're attending Cartoon Forum this week, DO NOT MISS THIS PITCH!


And if that wasn't enough, our educational preschool+ series Atom Town will also feature at Cartoon Forum this week. Our co-producers Treehouse Republic will be leading the pitch on this.



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, development, producing and VO directing but we love all sorts of collaborations! Give us a shout!

New Work

New projects we're working on.

  • Critters TV

    15 x 11' wildlife comedy

    We're very excited about our new series Critters TV which is currently nearing end of production.

    Critters TV will be on RTÉjr from Monday 18th October, with back to back episodes airing from 6pm! Set your telly boxes, it's gonna be awesome!

    Critters TV is produced in association with Crossing The Line Films and Daily Madness Productions, with support from RTÉjr, BAI, and Screen Ireland.

  • Atom Town

    Chemistry for Kids!

    Welcome to Atom Town, a colourful high-rise community based on the Periodic Table, where our lovable cast of characters - The Elements - go about their day-to-day lives and try to get along together, even if they're all very, very different!

    Created by Turnip & Duck Atom Town is being co-developed with the talented folks at Treehouse Republic, with development support from Screen Ireland.

Previous Productions

Some of our past work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the 2017 New York Festivals - World's Best Radio Programs. JOINT THIRD PRIZE plus SECOND PRIZE audience award at the 2018 UK Radio Drama Festival.

    Listen here and find out more info.

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Contact Us

For service writing, bible development, showrunning, and script editing queries, please contact our writing agent Jean Kitson @ Kitson Press Associates.

Or get in touch with us directly by emailing turnipandduck@gmail.com.