I was recently asked to deliver the commencement speech for the latest crop of grads from The Animation School in Johannesburg. Ofcourse, COVID times have altered the 'norm' and the address ended up being pre-recorded. The unintended bonus being that we can now share it with you... Congrats to the class of 2020 (especially
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Press Release: All-African series, MY BETTER WORLD, nominated for Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Media Release Johannesburg, 25 June 2020: My Better World, a 55-episode life skills series that follows the adventures of six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family and friendship, was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. It is the only fully African-produced project in its
Here at MAAN Creative we love the chance of working on anything that gets us out of the purely advertising world and into the content space so when Janni Younge - formerly of Handspring Puppet Co., the illustrious War Horse puppet builders – contacted us to do some animation for her newest creation, we jumped
Johannesburg-based MAAN Creative worked with stage producer Janni Younge, formerly of HANDSPRING PUPPET CO., on a theatre piece combining puppetry, dance and animation.After a sold-out Cape Town run at Artscape and the National Arts Festival, the production, commissioned by IMG Artists, is now on a US tour.In a burgeoning and competitive local animation landscape, Johannesburg-based
This project was bucket loads of fun to work on. We pitched this idea to the client, Fox International Channels, to make some tactile titles for their annual Ad Sales roadshow...and they went for it! We then had to make it happen and spent quite a lot of time figuring out how to do it.