ABC, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation are pleased to announce that the heart-warming children’s show Beep and Mort will delight Australian youngsters once again, with a new series coming to ABC and ABC iview later in the year.
Based on Windmill Pictures award-winning theatre show, Beep and Mort which combines live-action puppetry with post-animation, follows the adventures of Beep a robot from the stars and Mort a cuddly creature from Mollyvale. Although they come from different worlds, they’re best friends.
ABC Head of Children’s Libbie Doherty says,
“Australians have fallen in love with these two beautiful characters Beep and Mort and embraced this breakout series that is distinctly quirky and charming in equal measure. Every generation needs its own puppet series and we are delighted to be bringing more of Beep and Mort to audiences later this year. We’re proud to work alongside Kaye and Rosemary at Windmill and grateful to our funding partners, SAFC, Screen Australia and ABC Commercial who are instrumental in delivering this first class, engaging show for children all over the world to enjoy. We’re also delighted that Sky UK has acquired the series for its recently launched channel Sky Kids, and anticipate that audiences in the UK will love it as much as we do.”
Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said,
“We are proud to support the talented team at Windmill Pictures as they venture into the second season of this hugely popular program for the ABC. With its fantastical, cuddly imagery and themes of self-discovery and the enduring value of friendship, I’m sure Beep and Mort will continue to delight young viewers here and around the world in season 2.”
SAFC CEO Kate Croser said:
“Congratulations to South Australia’s Windmill Pictures on the success of their utterly delightful series Beep and Mort. The South Australian Film Corporation is proud to support the second season of this highly original children’s series, and with it, launch the new ABC SAFC Content Pipeline Fund, a three-year partnership between our organisations to deliver exciting new South Australian based projects and high-quality content by South Australian creatives to ABC TV and ABC iview.
Beep and Mort reflects the very best of what the SAFC is all about: enabling South Australian writers, directors and producers to create and commercialise original IP, supporting South Australian production companies to scale and growing South Australia’s screen capability through consistency of high-quality production activity. We welcome the South Australian State Government’s commitment of $5.2m over three years to this exciting new fund to further strengthen the South Australian screen industry, and drive strong economic and cultural outcomes for the state.”
Beep and Mort on ABC iview HERE
Media Release – ABC
TV Central ABC thread HERE