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

9 Oct 2012166 Views

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.

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‘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