Rights to Colm Tobin’s ‘Science Fiction’ cartoon show snapped up by Aardman

9 Oct 2012

TV and web writer and Twitter personality Colm Tobin’s ‘Science Fiction’ animation series has been selected by the UK distribution firm Aardman at MIPCOM in Cannes.

The science-themed cartoon is aimed at eight to 12 year-olds and attempts teach science through the medium of comedy.

The series is currently airing on RTE and CBBC. Aardman is the distributor for popular shows like Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

‘Science Fiction’ is presented by young scientist Dr Sorcha Knowles alongside Professor Mike McCork and a supercomputer called Bud-E is used to dispel common myths surrounding.

Tobin – not to be confused with novelist Colm Tóibín – writes about TV and politics and is a popular figure on Twitter.

It has been a good week for Irish content creators at MIPCOM in Cannes this week – yesterday Jam Media revealed that it will be createing 60 new jobs as part of an €8.5m investment after its TV series Roy was re-commissioned by the BBC.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years