Posted by: Dr. Y. | April 19, 2019

Netflix commissions its first African animated series

This article is from Variety Reports. It is a step forward and I applaud the great work of Malenga Mulendema and Malcolm Wopea. I also hope that we Africans can and will fund our own animated series which will be broadcast around the world as well. For the full article, go to Variety Reports.

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Netflix is adding to its growing slate of African content with its first original animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios and British kids’ and family entertainment production company CAKE.

The series follows four teenage girls living in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, who are recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world. It was created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, who in 2015 was one of eight winners of the Triggerfish Story Lab, a pan-African talent search backed by the Cape Town-based animation studio and The Walt Disney Co. The series is designed by the Cameroonian artist Malcolm Wopea.

In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way,” Mulendema said. “Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero.

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  1. That’s great! I’ll check it out when it’s released. The thing is I didn’t see any African animation until recently. There’s a Nigerian animation studio called Anthill who have animated shorts like Plaything and a webseries called Adventures of Lola and Chuchu that are on YouTube.

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    • Thanks for sharing. This is good news, and good progress.

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      • No problem. Truth be told, I didn’t know about African animation studios until very recently. It does make me happy to see studios in the continent. I can’t be so reliant on Japan, Europe, or America’s (non-mainstream) animation for watching and reviewing on one of my other blogs.

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