Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zambezia featured in Animation Magazine

This article about Zambezia appeared in Animation Magazine. Woop! Woop! Pin It

Meet the...animator extraordinaire

"My inspirations are my family and friends. Subtle, dry humor. Being a music snob, snobbish music and Back to the Future."

Being an animator extraordinaire, Matt has had a life-long love affair with the medium. Before joining the Zambezia crew, Matt worked at Character Matters on The Lion of Judah. But in a previous incarnation, Matt has been an English teacher in South Korea, a security guard at a bakery and a student of Fine Art and Graphic Design. Before that he was a high school student. Before that he was a primary school student. Before that he was happy. Before that he was just swimming around. The character he most identifies with is Linguine from Ratatouille: "I have a big nose and I can't cook.... although I'm learning. You hear that world!? I'm learning!" Pin It

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Majestic Zambezi in 3d

Screen Africa article - September issue 2010
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Khumba gets the green light

A huge thank-you to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for providing much needed funding for our second feature in the slate, Khumba. This means that as from 1st October we are officially in production and it's all systems go! The support from financial partners such as the IDC and National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) plays a pivotal role not only in our projects but in building and sustaining the South African animation industry as a whole. Pin It

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Re-animated animators

A little while ago we asked the crew working on Zambezia to illustrate or design a self-portrait. We've posted a few on the blog already...and here's two more!

Jako, who is one of our lead animators and Anthony who probably looks so wind-swept because of all the different hats he wears on the project!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blast off #3

Our next project has just been given the green light! A huge thanks to the National Film and Video Foundation who has agreed to fund the development of our next script and THIRD animated feature film in the slate at Triggerfish Animation Studios. Big up to the writing team! Pin It

It's a baby boom!

As if things weren't busy enough at Triggerfish, people are still finding the time to make babies. Congratulations to Mike and Kate who have a production baba on the way! To celebrate (and because we're always looking for a good excuse to indulge in some shenanigans) the studio held a baby shower for the parents-to-be. 

As part of the festivities, we had a competition for the best baby pic.......say no more. 

And while Mike and Kate opened presents, we kept ourselves busy sucking frozen jelly babies (trust us, you don't want to see the pictures) and making sure we didn't say the forbidden word 'baby' for fear of having to hand over our prize safety pins to the accuser.
Displaying a highly competitive streak, Pearl managed to collect 12 safety pins and then joined forces with Ivan to design some "safety" jewellery.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Funky Chicken

Check out Zolani (who plays Zoe, a black-shouldered kite in Zambezia) in "Chicken to Change" the latest music video from her band Freshlyground:

Waka Waka, the song which Freshlyground sang with Shakira is officially the most successful world cup song of all time! Multi platinum with 2.2 million downloads and 4th most watched video on YOUTUBE ever!! Pin It