Monday, 9 November 2009
HOMEBOYZ ANIMATION SERIES TO SHOW ON UK AND US TV
An African folk tales animation series co-produced by Homeboyz’ and UK’s Tiger Aspect, is set to debut on BBC’s Cbeebies and Disney’s Playhouse early next year.
The series dubbed Tinga Tinga Tales is a 52-part programme based on Kenyan and Tanzanian folk tales.
The cast is lead by a cheeky monkey, with the imagery hand painted and animated in an explosive mix of African colour, pattern and music. The style is based on the famous Tinga Tinga art of Tanzania.
Homeboyz’ CEO Mike Rabar said, “We are ecstatic.” The one-year project they have been working on has finally seen the light of day.
Mike reckons that currently big movie corporations are outsourcing in Asia because “it’s cheaper” and now with the option of Kenya, there is a future of young animator, now that this has opened up the film industry.
The show’s images were hand-painted by local artists, then computer animated in Homeboyz’s Nairobi studio before being shipped to the UK.