Vérité Films Returns to Children’s Television with the Animated Musical Adventure Series Jeremy and Tunebug, in Partnership with Jeremy Fisher Junior and Hidden Pony Records & Management
Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019


– JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher Junior’s debut children’s album,
Highway to Spell, inspires new multi-platform children’s brand –

TORONTO (June 6, 2019) – Vérité Films, the boutique production house behind Canada’s #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas, is thrilled to announce their return to children’s television with Jeremy and Tunebug. The animated children’s television, music, and multi-platform digital brand stars three-time JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher Junior and is produced in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Hidden Pony Records & Management. With support from the Canada Media Fund-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program, Jeremy and Tunebug will begin its first phase of production in Fall 2019.

Jeremy and Tunebug brings to life the whimsical characters, stories, and songs from Fisher's acclaimed debut children’s album Highway to Spell (available on Spotify and Apple Music). The series revolves around Jeremy, a story-telling singer-songwriter (voiced by Fisher), and Tunebug, his best friend and magical recording studio on wheels. Together they share their animated adventures to Destination: Imagination, where they discover how feelings and emotions inspire story and song. To download high resolution images, click here.

Jeremy and Tunebug is designed as a multi-platform entertainment brand that includes fully-animated television half hours, digital shorts, a play-to-play-music/play-to-read-stories app, and a website where kids can interact with Jeremy, listen to his music, and learn to play music online. Parents, caregivers, and educators will have the opportunity to bring Jeremy and Tunebug to the classroom or see a live concert performance.

“Bringing Jeremy Fisher Junior’s music, stories, and characters to life in fully animated form is pure joy,” said Vérité Films President and CEO Virginia Thompson. “Having the support of the CMF-SRF Digital Animated Series Program will allow us to fully realize the creative potential of his imagination across all platforms.”

“I am thrilled to be in this partnership with the wonderful folks at Vérité Films and my amazing long-time manager “Parkside” Mike Renaud,” said Jeremy Fisher. “They have brought vision and a guiding light to my music. With the support of the CMF-SRF Digital Animated Series Program we will be able to make this vision come to life.”

“For over 15 years, Jeremy Fisher and I have shared an incredible journey as partners and brothers in the music industry, all while remaining fiercely independent and entrepreneurial,” said “Parkside” Mike Renaud. “When we met Virginia Thompson, Robert de Lint, and the entire Vérité Films team, we knew we had found our like-minded extended family. Their creativity and passion match our own, and we couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter as partners.”

Social Media Links:


@VirginiaTV – Virginia Thompson



Jeremy Fisher Junior Summer 2019 Tour Dates and Ticket Links
July 5-7 - Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Folk Festival
July 19-21 - Perth, ON @ Stewart Park Festival
Aug 9-11 - Kingsville, ON @ Kingsville Folk Festival
Aug 16-18 - Owen Sound, ON @ Summerfolk

About Jeremy Fisher

Folk singer Jeremy Fisher began his career in 2001 with the independent debut album, Back Porch Spirituals. He did his first North American tour by bicycle and followed it up with Let It Shine, his first album on a major label (Sony BMG Music Canada 2004). Goodbye Blue Monday (Wind-up Records 2007) was Jeremy’s first international release taking him all over the world to share the stage with acts such as The Proclaimers, Xavier Rudd, Blue Rodeo and Great Big Sea. It garnered his first two JUNO nominations (Best New Artist, Adult Alternative Album of the Year). On August 20, 2007, he made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Fisher’s release, The Lemon Squeeze, was nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2015 JUNO awards. In March 2018, Fisher released his first children’s record, Highway To Spell, featuring songs he wrote after becoming a first-time father. When touring and performing children's music, he uses the moniker Jeremy Fisher Junior. Fisher's music has been featured in multiple television shows, films and commercials. He wrote the main title themes for the Disney Channel series Fish Hooks and Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer. For more information, visit jeremyfisherjunior.com.

About Vérité Films

Vérité Films is a boutique production company that specializes in collaborating with artists to create and produce highly original, authentic, and engaging content across multiple platforms. Founders Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint have created and/or produced over 300 episodes of award-winning comedy, drama, children’s and youth, documentary and performing arts programming. Vérité Films is best known as the producers of Canada’s #1 comedy brand Corner Gas, Corner Gas: The Movie (CTV and Crave in Canada, Amazon Prime Video world-wide) and the all-new Corner Gas Animated (The Comedy Network and Crave), as well as The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (Canada’s National Arts Centre). Thompson and de Lint got their start in television as creators and showrunners of the smash-hit international children’s television series Incredible Story Studio (YTV, Disney International, Discovery USA, Nickelodeon Australia-NZ). For more information, go to veritefilms.ca.

About Hidden Pony Records & Management

Founded in 2007, Hidden Pony Records & Management has established itself as one of the premiere talent development labels in Canada. Lead by noted A&R guru “Parkside” Mike Renaud, Hidden Pony was conceived to help find and develop some of today’s most promising up-and-coming Canadian artists. Those artists have been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards, primarily in the artist development categories. Hidden Pony is a partnership between “Parkside” Mike Renaud and Slaight Music. For information, go to hiddenpony.ca.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual platforms. In addition, it guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by supporting industry innovation, rewarding success, promoting diversity of voices, and encouraging access to content through public- and private-sector partnerships. The CMF receives funding from the Government of Canada and from cable, satellite and IP service distributors across the country. For information, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

About Shaw Rocket Fund

The Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund invests in and supports Canadian-made media that reflects Canadian values and diversity, and most of all respects and speaks to children, while positively showcasing Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority.  Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested over $220 million in 865 Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide. Contributors to the Fund are Shaw Communications and Shaw Direct. For more information, visit rocketfund.ca.


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