Dublin-based distribution company Monster Entertainment has inked a series of deals for South African animated series Jabu’s Jungle (13 x 22), which include a full series pickup of both seasons by India’s Ultra Media streaming service across South Asia, season 2 going to Gulli Africa. These agreements follow the recent sale to Econet Media for 17 African countries.
Aimed at kids aged 4-7, Jabu’s Jungle follows a nine-year-old boy as he explores the natural world with his magical talking drum, helping animals in need and steering clear of naughty Van the Vulture. With a vibrant Afro-pop soundtrack, the show introduces young viewers to Africa’s native species and their homes.
Jabu’s Jungle is produced by Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township, which provides training and internships for young animators and illustrators in the community. A third season will go into production soon.