Toolbox Series: Online resources for African Studies.
To learn more about parts of Africa’s rising animation scene, check out the BBC World Service Business Daily broadcast and article.
Links to some of the projects mentioned, as well as additional sources:
The animated education series My Better World by the independent media production company Fundi Films is available in English, Swahili, Hausa and Somali and has been selected by the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Malenga Mulendema’s Mama K’s Team 4, about four teen girls and a retired secret agent from futuristic Lusaka who try to save the world, is available on Netflix.
The African Animation Network has launched a call for content for the first African-owned 24hr Kids’ animation and pop culture thematic channel.
Afrikatoon in Côte d’Ivoire has collaborated with the Goethe-Institut Abidjan. The KÄ animation studio, also based in Abidjan, was awarded the 2019 Sisley prize.
Also see the 2018 white paper about Animation in Nigeria developed by Tayo Fasunon under the auspices of Quadron Studios for the Franco-German cultural fund managed by the Institut français du Nigeria and the Goethe-Institut.