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Kenyan Animation Outpost Update

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Africa, Animation studios, Television animation

This is by way of an overdue update on Tinga Tinga Tales, the Kenyan animated TV series I reported here on June 30th. The series (see trailer above) has begun broadcasting on the CBeebies,(Children’s BBC) (those living in the UK can see past episodes here). In the meantime, check out this BBC story on the […]

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International Animation Day in Africa

December 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Africa, Education

  I just received an interesting report from Mohamed Ghazala. Director of ASIFA Egypt, on celebrations of International Animation Day across Africa  on October 28 (Tunisia, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa) and November (Cairo and Alexandria). (IAD commemorates the opening  of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique at the Musée Grévin in Paris on October 28, 1892.) […]

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African Animation (Sub-Saharan)

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Africa, Kenyan cinema, South African cinema

The major film industry in  sub-Saharan Africa has always been South Africa, which also includes animation. While  a number of internationally recognized live-action filmmakers have emerged in other countries in the recent past, animated films have lagged behind. The African Digital Art website, in an interesting post on “Animation in Kenya” notes: The growth of […]

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Kenyan Animation Outpost

June 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Africa, Animation studios, Television animation

The recent news that Playhouse Disney has joined with Britain’s Tiger Aspect Productions is co-producing a new animated TV series, Tinga Tinga Tales for preschoolers with Kenya’s Homeboyz Entertainment. The show, which revolves around African animals and is just starting animation,  is based on the Tinga Tinga art of Tanzania and was commissioned last year […]

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