The Oscar-winning director discusses the new African artist-created animated short film anthology he executive produced, filled with compelling tales of advanced technology, spirits, and monsters, now streaming on Disney+.
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The streamer’s first original animated series from South Africa features four teen girls living in the neo-futuristic African city of Lusaka who are recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving the world... even if it’s on a budget; show debuts July 20.
For Spain’s El Guiri Studios, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, and Chile’s Punkrobot, contributing original shorts to the second season of Lucasfilm’s animated anthology allowed them to pay homage to their home countries through both design and narrative inspiration; the series is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.
The all-new action-packed animated sci-fi anthology presents 10 futuristic visions from Africa inspired by the continent’s diverse histories and cultures, created by a new generation of directors drawing on uniquely African perspectives on advanced technology, aliens, spirits and monsters; executive produced by Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey, it debuts exclusively on the streamer July 5.
For executive producers James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes, nine original shorts from a roster of top animation studios - created with 2D, 3DCG, stop-motion, and different fusion techniques - embrace global perspectives not always explored in Western narratives; new season debuts May 4 on Disney+.
Part of the 17th Animation Production Days running April 26-28 in Stuttgart, the conference takes place on April 26 and offers animation professionals a platform to discuss current developments in the industry.
London event showcases cast and filmmaker panels for animated series ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2, and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ plus trailer debuts and first two episode screening for ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.’
Watch the trailer for the all-new animated series, launching today, that follows 7-year-old Kiya, an African girl whose passions are dancing and martial arts - who, along with her best friends, form a team of superheroes that stand ready to unite their community.
Lucasfilm’s unique anthology returns May 4 with nine new shorts created by an international line-up of award-winning filmmakers and animation studios, including Cartoon Saloon, Aardman, and Triggerfish, harnessing different animation styles, each offering a new take on the mythos of ‘Star Wars.’
The three-year partnership with German government-funded program aims to foster local job growth through initiatives including free online courses on editing for animation and the launch of a 10-second animation competition for aspiring creators ages 18-35; entry deadline set for November 14.
One of several recent initiatives to help develop the African animation industry, the program is open to African citizens; shortlisted applicants will have three months of paid skills development – submission deadline is July 23.
Award-winning short that screened at Annecy 2018 closing ceremony, about a fearless girl learning to dive, is now available.
South Africa-based company also has the short film ‘Belly Flop’ screening during the festival’s closing ceremony and ‘The Highway Rat’ TV special, which it animated for Magic Light Pictures, is in competition.
Selected storytellers include Lucy Heavens, one of the writers on the breakout South African animation hit ‘Supa Strikas,’ which is broadcast in 120 countries around the world.
Cape Town-based studio is currently in production with Magic Light Pictures on the animated adaptation of U.K. author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s best-selling children’s book, ‘Stick Man.’