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.

Previous works by Turnip and Duck include Zoot & Friends (2min 2D animated short) created by Adam Kavanagh and Gareth Lyons and was produced as part of the RTE Short Animations scheme; they are also the co-creators of the RTE/CBBC series Brain Freeze.

Having written and produced a comedy special Surviving Ireland for RTÉ Radio One in March 2017, they 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. Turnip & Duck are also in active development on a number of projects with Irish studios including Treehouse Republic, Studio Pow Wow and Dog Ears Ltd.

Critters TV, 15 x 11′ wildlife comedy; RTEjr (in production in 2018)

Brain Freeze High, 26 x 11′ science-based comedy; Kite Entertainment and co-funded by Creative Europe MediaZoot & Friends, 2′ 2D Animated Short; RTE. Introducing children under 7 to the fundamental principals of computer coding.

As well as their own projects, Turnip & Duck offer services to the wider animation and production sector in Ireland and beyond. Their expertise are in comedy writing, producing and VO directing.



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