Sonar Entertainment Begins Production on Go Away, Unicorn! For Disney Channel and Corus Entertainment
Sonar Entertainment has begun production on its new kids’ 6-9 series Go Away, Unicorn!, with a debut in US and Canada set for Fall 2018. The series is produced by Sonar Entertainment for Disney Channel in the U.S., Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada, and will air on other Disney Networks in multiple territories.
Go Away, Unicorn! follows the adventures of Alice and her exuberant unicorn as they learn to embrace their differences and realize friendships are often found in the unlikeliest of places.
The new 52x11 series, plus 10x2 shorts, is based on the popular children’s book published by McKellar & Martin, written and illustrated by Emily Mullock, and was developed by Dan Signer (ANT Farm, Some Assembly Required) who also serves as the series showrunner and Executive Producer. On board to direct is Jason Groh (Wishfart, Little Charmers) with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana serving as the animation studio. Chris Diamantopoulos (Mickey Mouse, Silicon Valley) and Rebecca Husain (The Good Doctor, Beat Bugs) will star as lead voice talent. Go Away, Unicorn! is produced with assistance from the Canada Media Fund.
“Go Away, Unicorn! is a beautiful, original children’s book with a strong girl character who is not afraid to be different” said Andrea Gorfolova, President, Kids, Family & Factual, Sonar Entertainment. “We are excited to see this wonderful story come to life on the screen and are grateful to our partners for believing in this project.”
In addition to Disney Channel in the U.S., the series has been acquired across multiple territories including, Disney UK, CEEMA, Italy, France, Latin America, Australia, Korea, and Russia. Sonar Entertainment is representing the rights worldwide.