Strika Entertainment’s popular animated series Supa Strikas launches on Disney France.
Supa Strikas is the number one kid's series in South Africa at present and on Israel's Zoom channel. This year it also reached the number two spot on Disney Italy. The show’s director, Bruce Legg says, “We are expecting a stellar performance in France too considering the show’s success in other international territories.”
The France feed, which includes Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg, joins the 130-strong territories where the series has aired over the last three years.
Supa Strikas is the first animated South African show to be purchased by a French broadcaster and the most widely-seen South African TV series ever.
Strika Entertainment producer Richard Morgan- Grenville adds, “It’s fantastic that this story with South African roots continues to reach a wider and more diverse audience.”
Supa Strikas is based on the popular comic of the same name which, in South Africa, is published in You, Drum and Huisgenoot and is sponsored by KFC. 600,000 copies are published monthly.
“I am very impressed with how quickly Shakes, Supa Strikas’ main character, and his teammates have picked up French,” jokes Loyiso Mkize, head illustrator on the Supa Strikas comic product.
Supa Strikas is also aired in Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Malay, Romanian, Azeri, Thai, Polish and Hindi.
Source: Strika Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.