Meet your new best friends Bip et Mort!
The world of Mollyvale will come to life in all its wonder, charm and fun when beep and die raw Monday, October 10 at 8:10 a.m. on ABC Kids and ABC iview.
Based on the award-winning theater show from the Windmill Theater Company, this puppet-based television series follows the action-packed adventures of Beep, a robot from the stars, and Mort, a cuddly creature from Mollyvale. Although they come from worlds apart, they are the best of friends.
Directed by Rosemary Myers (Sleeping Girl, Bluey’s Big Game), produced by Kaye Weeks and featuring production design by AACTA Award winner Jonathon Oxlade (sleeping girl, Bluey’s Big Game) and original music by Harry Covill (sleeping girl), the series is a heartwarming portrait of empathy, acceptance of difference, and the enduring nature of friendship.
Set in the leafy town of Mollyvale, with Beep’s spaceship perched nearby, the show balances a joyful reverence for the natural world with an enthusiasm for new technology.
“beep and die saw us working with some amazing artists from across the film and television industries,” says director Rosemary Myers, “in an animation-dominated screenscape, we wanted to create a smooth, character-driven work filled with eccentric and adorable characters.
beep and die is Windmill Pictures’ first production for television, and sees the company combine live puppetry and post-animation to create a rich aesthetic work for young audiences.
“Everything you see on screen has been built or handcrafted in three dimensions and most of the action takes place behind closed doors with our puppeteers hidden amongst the sets,” explains producer, Kaye Weeks. “We feel like this achieves an authentic world with a unique texture, and we hope our young audience will feel like they can almost walk through it.”
beep and die is written by an award-winning team with Charlotte Rose Hamlyn (The Crazy Adventures of Blinky Bill), Simon Butters (H20: Just add water), Amy Stewart (Heights) Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman, game school), Wendy Hanna (Love Child, Giggle and Hoot) and Lorin Clarke (Larry the Wonderpup).
beep and die is sure to become a favorite in the hearts of ABC’s younger audiences.
New episodes will air weekdays at 8:10 a.m. on ABC Kids, ABC iview and ABC KIDS iview with five additional episodes available on ABC iview from launch, allowing audiences to tap into more of the magic of Mollyvale.
Manufacturing credit: A production of windmill images. Major production funding for Screen Australia. Developed and produced in association with the ABC. Funded and developed in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Distributed by ABC Commercial.