Shoebox Zoo is an urban fantasy TV series made in a collaboration between BBC Scotland and various Canadian television companies. It is mostly live-action, but with CGI used for the animal figurines. The show centers on the story of a young girl named Marnie McBride, who is given a shoebox containing four toy animals by a mysterious old man at a junk shop, as a gift for her 11th birthday. These magical toys have the power to come alive on Marnie’s command, and they’re on a quest to find an ancient book that once belonged to a great and powerful wizard.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure
- Studio: BBC One
- Keyword: magic, loss of loved one, female protagonist, quest, inanimate objects come to life, cgi-live action hybrid
- Cast: Vivien Endicott Douglas, Simon Callow, Rik Mayall, Alan Cumming, Siobhan Redmond, Jason Connery