India’s Toonz Media Group entered a co-production arrangement with Turkey’s Fauna Entertainment for Briko — a new edutainment series featuring live-action and animation.

Geared toward kids ages 4 to 7, the series follows a young boy named Briko and his hyperactive pet rabbit, Hepi. In each episode, the duo will come across a surprise box that will challenge them in a different way. Once they figure out how to open the box, they use their imaginations to create incredible things from seemingly ordinary everyday objects. The 52-episode animated series will be supported with live-action tutorials that will show kids how to make the item created by Briko and Hepi.

Toonz Media will debut a trailer by the end of June, with the first episodes being shown at MipJunior and MipCom later this year. The series is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of next year.

Currently, an unnamed Turkish broadcaster and toy partner are said to be on board, with a STEM-based standalone Brik-Box and other toys and products being developed.

Toonz will handle the animation production, while Fauna will be responsible for script development and production of the live-action elements. Both companies share the co-ownership of the IP, and Toonz has worldwide distribution rights across all platforms and territories except in Turkey, which will be handled by Fauna.