TV series


52 x 3:30'


Lemon and Berry

Two hummingbirds solve different problems by cooperating and by trying out various inventions.

The main characters are young humming birds - siblings who try out new inventions every episode. These inventions are often surprising, absurd and, above all, funny. The project is designed to entertain a young audience through a display of the gags of two little humming birds. Over the course of building and testing new machines, they always find themselves facing an extraordinary conundrum. Their whole world is made of paper, from characters and props to the environment. They live in a big tree that grows out of a book. Each story takes place in or around a tree, such as a forest path, a neighbor’s tree, or a bird school.

Director’s statement
The series is based on the short by Ilenia Cotardo, created as her graduation animation. It was inspired by the relationship between her and her younger brother, on how they collaborate to solve problems and joke with each other. The project is a slapstick animation made to entertain a young audience by showing the gags of two little sibling hummingbirds, Lemon and Berry. During the story, the siblings build different inventions and machines, in order to find the right way to solve every single problem that always occurs at the beginning of the episode. The whole world is made of paper, from the characters to the environment. The little birds live in a big tree that grows from a book. Each story takes place in the tree's surroundings. The birds have complementary colours that, in addition to their personalities, help to reach the right balance. Our goal is to create an imaginary world full of surprising adventures that will be presented to the viewer in a pleasant and positive way.


Ile­nia Cotardo


Piotr Fic­n­er


Justyna Rucińska

Country of production


Target audience

chil­dren aged 3 – 7

Animation Technique

stop motion

Production company

Likaon | WJT

Co-production company

GS Animation


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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