It happened, finally – now we just need a win.
In November last year, local animation studio Triggerfish won a BAFTA for their interpretation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.
Of course we celebrated, all the while crossing our fingers and toes that they would get an Oscar nomination, too.
Well, a congratulations is in order.
Nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, here’s a taste of what it’s all about:
Damn, I love the Revolting Rhymes. You can check out all this year’s nominations here.
A little more on Triggerfish:
Established in 1996, Triggerfish is a Cape Town-based film and entertainment company. The studio has produced two of the top five highest-grossing South African feature films of all time: Adventures in Zambezia (2012) and Khumba (2013).
In collaboration with Magic Light Pictures, Triggerfish has also animated three previous BBC Christmas adaptations: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man (2015) and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes (2016), which both won the Cristal for a TV Production at top global animation festival, Annecy, among other accolades, as well as Donaldson and Scheffler’s The Highway Rat (2017).
Pretty impressive CV, right?
If you’re keen for more local content pop past Showmax, who are throwing themselves into the content creation game aimed at South Africans, something we saw with the very successful Tali’s Wedding Diary.
Seriously, friends of mine who have watched it cannot stop speaking about it because, well, it’s highly relatable for anyone who has been to Cape Town or knows characters like those who appear in the show.
If you want to give it a spin, you can sign up for your free 14-day trial with Showmax HERE, begin the eight-episode mockumentary binge, and cancel any time you want without hassle.
Even easier is if you’re an existing DStv subscriber: add Showmax to your bouquet for FREE and Voila! All the content at your finger tips.
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