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O’Donovan & Tobin

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Aidan O’Donovan and Colm Tobin are an award-winning kids comedy writing team based in Dublin, Ireland. They grew up together and have been making each other laugh since they were 8 years old; and have worked together professionally for almost 20 years. They have written over 100 comedy scripts, and have created, produced, showran and directed three of their own original series.

They are co-founders of Turnip + Duck, a writer-led, creator studio that originates, develops, finances and produces kids comedy which is smart, funny, inclusive, and just a tad irreverent. In its first five years the company has gotten three T+D Originals into production.

Outside of Turnip + Duck, Aidan & Colm love to collaborate and enjoy the challenges and freedoms of working on other people’s shows (without having to also get them financed…). They are both trained musicians and love writing music as well as stories. They are always keen to make time for the right project.

Link to website – www.turnipandduck.com

Work

Current

Ladybird Lu
Brown Bag / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

Currently writing on 7′ pre-school animation

Silly Sundays
Cartoon Saloon / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

Currently writing on 7′ animated pre-school comedy

Atom Town (T+D Original)
Turnip + Duck / Treehouse Republic / RTÉjr

Creators, head writers, executive producers

26 x 5’ animated pre-school comedy

In Development

Maddie + Triggs (T+D Original)
Turnip + Duck / RTÉjr

Creators, head writers, producers. 52 x 7′ animated TV series in funded development

Television

Best & Bester (2021)
Eye Present / Gigglebug / Nickelodeon

1 x 11′ episode of animated comedy series

Dodo (2021)
Wildseed Studios / Sky

1 x 11′ episode of animated 10+ comedy series

Critters TV (T+D Original) (2019-2021)
Turnip + Duck / RTÉjr

Creators, head writers, producer & director. 26 x 11′ animated / mixed media series for 4-8s

Winner of Best New Irish IP at the 2021 Irish Animation Awards

Brain Freeze (2013-2016)
Kite Entertainment / CBBC / RTÉ Young Peoples

Creators, producers, head writers. 44 x 4’ animated / mixed media series for 6-11

Winner of the Kids’ Choice Award for Best Animated Series at the Irish Animation Awards 2015

Science Fiction (2010-2012)
Kite Entertainment / CBBC / RTÉ Young Peoples

Creators, producers, head writers. 34 x 2’ animated / mixed media series for 6-11

Langerland.TV (2007-2008)
Kite Entertainment / RTÉ 2

Creators, producers, writers. 10 x 5’ (S1) and 6 x 10’ (S2) animated series

Radio

Maddie & Triggs (T+D Original) (2021-2022)
Turnip + Duck / RTÉjr Radio

Creators, head writers, producers. 15 x 7’ radio / podcast comedy series for 5-7s

Surviving Ireland (T+D Original) (2017)
Turnip + Duck / RTÉ Radio One

Creators, producer, director, writers. 24’ semi-scripted radio mockumentary.

Gold Medal Winner for Best Writing at New York Festivals World Radio Awards 2017

Silver & Bronze awards at UK Radio Drama Festival 2018

VOD / Online

Saturday Club (2018)
Dog Ears / Hopster

Writers. 6 x 4’ animated preschool series.

Langerland: What Have The Brits Ever Done For Us? (2005)
Leviathan / The British Council

Creators, producers, writers. 5’ animated short.

Winner of Best First Irish Short Animation at the 2005 Galway Film Fleadh