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
ComposerMatt Ouimet
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producersAndrea Gorfolova
Ashley Rite
ProducerCoral Schoug
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesSonar Entertainment
Nelvana
Original release
NetworkYTV (Canada)
Disney Channel (US)
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07) –
June 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)

Go Away, Unicorn! is an animated children's television series produced for YTV and Disney Channel by Sonar Entertainment in association with Nelvana. Evan Thaler Hickey and Alex Ganetakos provide story editing services for the series, with Jason Groh directing. The series aired from September 7, 2018, to June 8, 2019.

Plot

The series, based on the book of the same name by Emily Mullock (originally published by McKellar & Martin[1]), features a young girl named Alice and her best friend—an energetic male unicorn—as they explore their differences and realize that friendships can be found at the unlikeliest of places.[2]

The series stars Chris Diamantopoulos (Mickey Mouse) as the eponymous Unicorn and Rebecca Husain (Beat Bugs) as Alice. Alice's other friends include Varun Saranga as Ollie, an Indian-Canadian boy whose father was a champion speller back in his homeland, and spelled the very lengthy word vakrapucchalalajjihvaindramahhakarman, which is another word for a dog; and Pixie, a happy-go-lucky girl who loves pink glitter, tossing it into the air every now and then.

Characters

Production

Go Away, Unicorn! was under development as a co-production between Tricon Films & Television via Tricon Kids & Family and Mercury Filmworks as of March 27, 2013 with Tricon as international distributor.[3] 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.[4] 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.[2][5]

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byCanadian air dateAmerican air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1a"Bounce Away, Unicorn!"Jason GrohDan SignerSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)March 3, 2019101N/A
1b"Take a Dive, Unicorn!"Jason GrohDan SignerSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)March 3, 2019101N/A
2a"Get a Clue, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJosh Sager & Jerome SimpsonSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)March 3, 2019102N/A
2b"Move Out, Unicorn!"Jason GrohDan SignerSeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)March 3, 2019102N/A
3a"Stop Babying Me, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeySeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15) [a]March 10, 20191030.31
3b"Take a Hike, Unicorn!"Jason GrohNathaniel MoherSeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15) [b]March 10, 20191030.31
4a"Kick It, Unicorn!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerSeptember 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)March 10, 20191040.29
4b"Stop Stirring the Pot, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeySeptember 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)March 10, 20191040.29
5a"Giddy Up, Unicorn!"Jason GrohNathaniel MoherSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)March 17, 20191050.30
5b"Go Away for a Spell, Unicorn!"Jason GrohNadiya ChettiarSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)March 17, 20191050.30
6a"March Away, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJosh Sager & Jerome SimpsonSeptember 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)March 17, 20191060.28
6b"Bow Out, Unicorn!"Jason GrohDan SignerSeptember 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)March 17, 20191060.28
7a"Rap it Up, Unicorn!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)March 24, 2019107N/A
7b"Repeat After Me, Unicorn!"Jason GrohStory by : Dan Signer
Teleplay by : Nathaniel Moher
September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)March 24, 2019107N/A
8a"Trick or Treat, Unicorn!"Jason GrohShawn KalbOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)October 27, 2019108N/A
8b"Go Away, Frankencorn!"Jason GrohKen CuperusOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)October 27, 2019108N/A
9a"Strut and Turn, Unicorn!"Jason GrohCole BastedoSeptember 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)March 24, 2019109N/A
9b"Roll On, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeySeptember 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)March 24, 2019109N/A
10a"Make Like a Tree, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAshley LanniganDecember 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)December 22, 2019110N/A
10b"Claus Out, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAlex GanetakosDecember 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)December 22, 2019110N/A
11a"Smarten Up, Unicorn!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)March 31, 20191110.31
11b"Go Away, Corné!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)March 31, 20191110.31
12a"Ready, Set, Go Away, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAshley LanniganNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)March 31, 20191120.31
12b"Can't Touch This, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEmer ConnonNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)March 31, 20191120.31
13a"Swap 'Til You Drop, Unicorn!"Jason GrohStory by : Dan Signer
Teleplay by : Nathaniel Moher
November 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)April 7, 20191130.34
13b"Grow Up, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJeremy WinkelsNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)April 7, 20191130.34
14a"Let it Slide, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAshley LanniganDecember 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)April 7, 20191140.34
14b"The Tooth Hurts, Unicorn!"Jason GrohMike McPhadenDecember 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)April 7, 20191140.34
15a"Party On, Unicorn!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerDecember 22, 2018 (2018-12-22)April 14, 20191150.32
15b"Quiet on the Set, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEmer ConnonDecember 22, 2018 (2018-12-22)April 14, 20191150.32
16a"Dig This, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJeremy WinkelsJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)April 14, 20191160.32
16b"Disappear, Unicorn!"Jason GrohSteph KalinerJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)April 14, 20191160.32
17a"Snap Out Of It, Unicorn!"Jason GrohShawn KalbFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)April 21, 20191170.32
17b"Fix It Up, Unicorn!"Jason GrohMark SteinbergFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)April 21, 20191170.32
18a"This Is Tutu Much, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJocelyn GeddieMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)April 21, 20191180.32
18b"Get Real, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJosh SaltzmanMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)April 21, 20191180.32
19a"Blast Off, Unicorn!"Jason GrohDoug Hadders & Adam RotsteinMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)April 28, 20191190.30
19b"Stay Out, Unicorn!"Jason GrohMark De AngelisMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)April 28, 20191190.30
20a"Buzz Off, Unicorn!"Jason GrohNathaniel MoherMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)April 28, 20191200.30
20b"There's No Escape, Unicorn!"Jason GrohMike McPhadenMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)April 28, 20191200.30
21a"Go Away, Unipox!"Jason GrohJosh SaltzmanMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)May 5, 20191210.30
21b"Quit Foolin' Around, Unicorn!"Jason GrohCharles JohnstonMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)May 5, 20191210.30
22a"Go Away, Tune-icorn!"Jason GrohAlex GanetakosApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)May 12, 20191220.30
22b"You've Been Flagged, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJocelyn GeddieApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)May 12, 20191220.30
23a"Snow Away, Unicorn!"Jason GrohJeremy WinkelsMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)May 19, 20191230.25
23b"Lead the Way, Unicorn!"Jason GrohGrant SauvéMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)May 19, 20191230.25
24a"Ready or Bot, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeyMay 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)June 2, 20191240.29
24b"Pig Out, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAlex GanetakosMay 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)June 2, 20191240.29
25a"Dream On, Unicorn!"Jason GrohAlex GanetakosMay 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)June 9, 20191250.34
25b"You Rule, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeyMay 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)June 9, 20191250.34
26a"Big Surprise, Unicorn!"Jason GrohEvan Thaler HickeyJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)June 16, 20191260.27
26b"Go Away, Alice!"Jason GrohAlex GanetakosJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)June 16, 20191260.27

Broadcast

The show broadcast worldwide but premiere in the third quarter of 2018 on YTV in Canada before an international roll out.[6][7][8] The series was also shown on Teletoon's French counterpart Télétoon.

In the United States of America, Go Away, Unicorn! aired from March 3 to December 22, 2019 on Disney Channel.[7][8][5]

Merchandise

Toys have been licensed worldwide by Jazwares, and were scheduled for release during fall 2019.

Notes

  1. ^ "Stop Babying Me, Unicorn" premiered as a sneak peek on January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Take a Hike, Unicorn" premiered as a sneak peek on January 21, 2019.

References

  1. ^ "Go Away Unicorn | McKellar & Martin Publishing Group, Limited". www.mckellarmartin.com. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "Sonar dives into Go Away, Unicorn! production". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 27, 2013). "Tricon, Mercury Unite for 'Unicorn'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Pinto, Jordan (December 20, 2016). "Sonar Entertainment moves into kids content". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (November 7, 2018). "Sonar Names Jazwares Global Master Toy for 'Go Away Unicorn!'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sonar Starts Production on 'Go Away, Unicorn!' for Disney, Corus". Animation Magazine. 11 October 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Tong, Joanna Padovano (September 7, 2018). "Sonar's Go Away Unicorn! Lands in Canada". TVKIDS - World Screen. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  8. ^ a b MacLellan, Julie (September 18, 2018). "Unicorns are good luck for these New West book publishers". New Westminster Record. Retrieved September 10, 2018.