Huge congratulations to Pixcomm, whose show Jabu’s Jungle has been picked up by Gulli Africa in a deal that will see the township-grown property broadcast in 22 French-speaking African territories. Aimed at kids 4-7, Jabu’s Jungle (13 x 22) is an animated adventure series that follows Jabu, an intrepid nine-year-old, and his Magic Talking Drum as they explore the jungle, helping animals in need.
Jabu’s Jungle is being made in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township utilizing a unique production approach that partners experienced animators with residents from the township. Working side by side with industry professionals, the talented, young artists are given a hands-on, apprentice style training that allows them to earn money as they learn. Being based in a township, Pixcomm has managed to take the work and the training to the community and the results are exciting and fresh.
Season 2 is currently in production, to be launched by Monster Ent. at MIPJunior this fall. Monster also distributes South African series Jungle Beat — broadcast in 196 territories so far — and Magic Cellar, which also recently sold to Gulli AFRICA.
Read all about it in Animation Magazine!