Turner to Premiere African Shorts at FupiToons Film Festival


Turner has teamed up with Africa Animation Network (AAN) for the FupiToons Film Festival, the first “made-in-Africa” animated film festival for children between the ages of 2 and 12.

Four shorts from this year’s Cartoon Network Imagination Studios drawing contest will debut at FupiToons before they appear live on Cartoon Network across Africa on December 11. The titles are Llama Drama from South Africa’s Maia Janse, Smarter Phones from South Africa’s Zoë-Jane Mans, The Great Escape from Nigeria’s Dida Bafor and Attack of the Slug Monster from South Africa’s Katlego Khambule. The festival, which runs parallel to DISCOP Johannesburg 2017, is set for October 26 to 29.

Ariane Suveg, the head of programming and acquisitions for Turner kids’ channels in Africa, commented: “We have been extremely impressed by the amazing, creative energy present within each of the partners and this energy, together with the imaginative entries received in this year’s Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition, has reinforced our investment into localizing content and our promise to further mentor the African animation industry.”