currently researching african animation : interested in compiling a database of practitioners in various sub-saharan countries : welcome any postings from practitioners

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sporedust TV - A platform for African Animation and Cartoons

Sporedust Media are the Nigerian studio responsible for animated short Chicken Core released online in 2012 but also responsible for the animation and cartooning platform SporeDust TV where you can watch a small selection of African animations and read about cartooning. Their early story was covered on Cartoonbrew and they have since added to their portfolio a platform for African content. Let's hope that they continue growing.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pawit Raogo et la vielle menteuse - a Franco-Burkinabe Production

JPL Productions have recently announced the premiere of the Franco-Burkinabe animation Pawit Raogo et la vielle menteuse  by Jean Pierre Tardivel (animator and ex-professor from Goblins Animation School) and Burkinabe Andre Daniel Tapsoba. The coproduction between JPL, Pit Productions and Veenem Films is the result of a collaboration between two artists and was screened at Ouagadougou's 24th Edition of the Pan-African Film Festival FESPACO.

The film would be preceded with a short documentary screening on Animation in Burkina Faso by Patrick Barraud.

You can read more about this charming animation at filmsenbretagne

More information about animation in Burkina Faso can be found on the ABCA (Association Burkinabe du Cinema d'Animation)