Studio presentation: Focus South Africa - Diversifying the South African Animation Landscape


27. April 2023    
18:00 - 20:00


Bolzstraße 10, Stuttgart, 70173


PIXCOMM – Selling Animation in Africa, an uphill Battle!

Pixcomm is a 2D studio from South Africa. They have produced four seasons of “Jabu’s Jungle” and a new series titled “Zizi & Hannibal”, focussed on providing African characters, settings and animals to African children. “Jabu’s Jungle” has been broadcast across 40 African countries to become the biggest children’s show on the continent. The company has now embarked on providing merchandise and licensing with local brands representing local culture.

Speaker: Nic Buchanan


Cabblow Studios is an award-winning animation and illustration studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The studio creates short films, animated series and specialises in medical animation. Now in its 7th year the studio has managed to achieve great heights.

Cabblow Studios was founded by a mother and daughter duo – Kabelo “Cabblow” Maaka and Dr Tshepo P. Maaka a.k.a Dr T. Kabelo leads the artistic team as the Creative Director and Dr T is the Head of Business Development and Director of Medical Animations. Since 2017 the studios have carved out a niche in medical animation producing more than 30 client and in-house shorts, some of which were officially selected for the festivals in Annecy and Cardiff and for the Goethe Science Film Festival.

Don’t miss this studio presentation from an upcoming African animation studio.

Speakers: Kabelo “Cabblow” Maaka, Dr Tshepo P. Maaka


“Go Gijima” is an adrenaline-fuelled show that follows the high-stakes world of professional car racing. The series centres around a legendary annual race known as the ‘Gijima’ where the best drivers from around the world compete in a gruelling cross-country marathon filled with dangerous twists and turns. Each episode focuses on a different driver and their journey to the finish line. From rising stars to seasoned veterans, these racers will stop at nothing to win.

This show places itself as exciting edutainment where we learn about unexplored stories and regions of the continent on our way to the finish line. From making friends with a cavewoman at the origins of mankind in South Africa to befriending the only elephant to find its way through the vast desserts of Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. Follow our ride to enlightenment, excitement, and pure fun!

Creator Kearatwa Sedidi will walk you through a classic storytelling model that will engage young audiences with cool cars, our planet, and a world of culture in this new show.

And you can participate!