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Triggerfish, CAKE partner on ‘Mama K’s Super 4’ animated series

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios to coproduce comedy action series Mama K’s Super 4. Triggerfish, whose credits include features Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba as well as Stick Man and Revolting Rhymes, will partner with CAKE to further develop, finance and produce the 26 x 22 minute 2D animated series, with CAKE […]Read More

South African animation up for BAFTA

Stick Man, Triggerfish Animation Studios’ collaboration with Oscar-nominated UK production company Magic Light Pictures, is one of four nominees for Best Animation at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Children’s Awards. Directed by London-based Jeroen Jaspaert and co-directed by South African Daniel Snaddon, Stick Man is up against Cartoon Network’s The Amazing […]Read More

Triggerfish to animate the next Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

The Highway Rat set to premiere on BBC One Christmas 2017 Triggerfish’s third collaboration with Magic Light Pictures, building on Stick Man (2015) and Revolting Rhymes (2016) Julia Donaldson is the UK’s bestselling author and has sold 65 million books Triggerfish Animation Studios is animating an adaptation of The Highway Rat, a 2011 children’s book […]Read More

Triggerfish Story Lab kicks off with short for Disney

The Walt Disney Company has released A Dogshow with Cat, a South African animation short licensed from Triggerfish Animation Studios. The three-minute short is part of Disney XD FC (#DisneyXDFC), a series of football-themed shorts commissioned from leading animation talent across Europe, Africa, Latin America and the United States. A Dogshow with Cat is the only short included from Africa. A […]Read More

Triggerfish named Western Cape Business of the Year

At the recent Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA), Triggerfish Animation Studios was named the Overall Winner and Business of the Year. Triggerfish also took home the prize for the Business With Global Reach. Western Cape premier Helen Zille congratulated the pioneering animation company, which celebrates 20 years in 2016. “Criteria for the overall winners included […]Read More

Triggerfish Story Lab announces expanded shortlist

Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1 378 entries from 30 countries across Africa. Triggerfish had planned to announce a shortlist of 10 features and 10 TV series, but increased this after being pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and […]Read More

1 378 entries from 30 countries for pan-African Triggerfish Story

The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series. “When I told people I expected over 1 000 submissions from across Africa, everyone laughed at me. Ha! Now who’s […]Read More

Triggerfish launches the Story Lab

After the international success of its first two feature films, Triggerfish Animation Studios is establishing The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and The Walt Disney Company. Triggerfish will be investing up to R44m over the next three years in The Story Lab, which aims to […]Read More


South African 3D animated feature film Khumba, which was screened and officially selected at the Toronto International Film Festival, held from 5 to 15 September 2013, has been sold to three powerhouse independent international distributors  Australia’s Transmission, UK’s Kaleidoscope and Italy’s Eagle Pictures. Khumba, produced by South African entertainment company Triggerfish Animation Studios, comes off […]Read More