Go Away, Unicorn!

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Go Away, Unicorn!
GenreComedy
Fantasy
Created byEmily Mullock
Based onGo Away, Unicorn!
by Emily Mullock
Developed byDan Signer
Directed byJason Groh
Voices ofChris Diamantopoulos
Rebecca Husain
Jennifer Hale
Theme music composerWalk off the Earth[1]
Composer(s)Matt Ouimet
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • (Sonar)
  • Andrea Gorfolova
  • Ashley Rite
Producer(s)Coral Schoug
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorSonar Entertainment
Release
Original network
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07) (Canada) – present (present)
External links
Production website

Go Away, Unicorn! is an animated television series produced for YTV and Disney Channel by Sonar Entertainment with Nelvana providing animation services and Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young, Some Assembly Required) developing.

Evan Thaler Hickey (Inspector Gadget, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs) and Alex Ganetakos (Total Drama Island, Hotel Transylvania: The Series) provide story editing services for the series, with Jason Groh (Wishfart, Little Charmers) directing.

The series will make its premiere on Disney Channel in various worldwide territories in January 2019 and on the American Disney Channel in March, following a launch preview on the DisneyNow streaming service in December.[2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

The series, based on the book of the same name by Emily Mullock (originally published by McKellar & Martin[5]), features a young girl named Alice and her best friend—an energetic unicorn—as they explore about their differences and realize that friendships can be found at the unlikeliest of places.[6]

The series stars Chris Diamantopoulos (Mickey Mouse) as the eponymous Unicorn and Rebecca Husain (Beat Bugs) as Alice.

Characters[edit]

  • Alice (voiced by Rebecca Husain) – A snarky 8-year-old girl who aspires to succeed in all of her endeavors.
  • Unicorn (voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos) – A cheerful and energetic unicorn who constantly causes all kinds of shenanigans, but ultimately comes through for Alice.

Production[edit]

Go Away, Unicorn! was under development as a co-production at Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks as of March 27, 2013 with Tricon as international distributor.[7] The series was pick up by Disney Channels Worldwide and Corus Entertainment when Tricon was considered insolvent in December 2016. Sonar Entertainment purchased Tricon's assets including this series.[8] By October 2017, Sonar and Nelvana began producing the planned 52 11-minute segments totaling 26 half-hour episodes, as well as 10 x one-minute shorts. The Canada Media Fund is aiding in the production of the series, while CentraIP is the worldwide licensing agent.[6][4]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
152September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)TBA

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAmerican air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Bounce Away, Unicorn!"
"Take a Dive, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohDan SignerSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)2019101N/A
2"Get a Clue, Unicorn!"
"Move Out, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohJosh Sager & Jerome Simpson
Dan Signer
September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)2019102N/A
3"Stop Babying Me, Unicorn!"
"Take a Hike, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohEvan Thaler Hickey
Nathaniel Moher
September 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)2019103N/A
4"Kick It, Unicorn!"
"Stop Stirring the Pot, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohSteph Kaliner
Evan Thaler Hickey
September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)2019104N/A
5"Giddy Up, Unicorn!"
"Go Away for a Spell, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohNathaniel Moher
Nadiya Chettiar
September 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)2019105N/A
6"March Away, Unicorn!"
"Bow Out, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohJosh Sager & Jerome Simpson
Dan Signer
September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)2019106N/A
7"Rap it Up, Unicorn!"
"Repeat After Me, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohSteph Kaliner
Story by : Dan Signer
Teleplay by : Nathaniel Moher
September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)2019107N/A
8"Strut and Turn, Unicorn!"
"Roll On, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohCole Bastedo
Evan Thaler Hickey
September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)2019108N/A
9"Smarten Up, Unicorn!"
"Go Away, Corne!"
TBATBAOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)2019109N/A
10"Ready, Set, Go Away, Unicorn!"
"Can't Touch This, Unicorn!"
Jason GrohAshley Lannigan
Emer Connon
October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)2019110N/A
11"Swap 'Til You Drop, Unicorn!"
"Grow Up, Unicorn!"
TBAStory by : Dan Signer
Teleplay by : Nathaniel Moher
TBA
October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)2019111N/A
12"Trick or Treat, Unicorn!"
Go Away, Frankencorn!"
Jason GrohShawn Kalb
Ken Cuperus
October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)2019112TBD

Merchandise[edit]

Toys have been licenced worldwide by Jazwares, and are scheduled for release during the late summer of 2019.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

The show will be broadcast worldwide but premiere in the third quarter of 2018 on YTV in Canada and in January 2019 on Disney Channel in the US before an international roll out to other Disney Channels, including the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Latin America, Australia, Korea, Russia, Southeast Asia (will be stopped airing in early 2019 next year due to the return of Andi Mack for the new episodes) and Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa channels.[9][2][3] The series will be shown in French Canada on Télétoon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Go Away, Unicorn! (September 5, 2018). "Go Away Unicorn! Theme Song Singalong!". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b Tong, Joanna Padovano (September 7, 2018). "Sonar's Go Away Unicorn! Lands in Canada". TVKIDS - World Screen. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b MacLellan, Julie (September 18, 2018). "Unicorns are good luck for these New West book publishers". New Westminster Record. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Milligan, Mercedes (November 7, 2018). "Sonar Names Jazwares Global Master Toy for 'Go Away Unicorn!'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Go Away Unicorn | McKellar & Martin Publishing Group, Limited". www.mckellarmartin.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  6. ^ a b "Sonar dives into Go Away, Unicorn! production". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 27, 2013). "Tricon, Mercury Unite for 'Unicorn'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Pinto, Jordan (December 20, 2016). "Sonar Entertainment moves into kids content". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Sonar Starts Production on 'Go Away, Unicorn!' for Disney, Corus". Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 16, 2018.

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