Triggerfish Animates South African Sesame Street

Stop motion company Triggerfish Animation will helm the largest animation project in South Africa. The company will be producing all disciplines of animation for the South African version of Sesame Street, titled Takalani Sesame.

Takalani Sesame is a multi-lingual, educational children’s program made up of 104 26-minute episodes. It will air on SABC and will be seen in 19 different countries.

Triggerfish first became involved in the project two years ago as part of a joint venture. The company produced half of the animation for the first season, and will be responsible for all animation on seasons two and three. Triggerfish was also commissioned by its New York-based clients to create and produce animation directly for international and U.S. domestic programming.

In order to handle the scope of the project and to branch out into 2D and computer animation, Triggerfish has requested the aid of other South African animation studios, including The House Next Door, Anamazing Workshop, Nine Degrees East, Depth Animation, The Refinery, Nitecap, Quay Animation and Art Attak. The collaborative endeavor will be lead by Triggerfish creative director Jacquie Trowell. Triggerfish co-owner, Emma Kaye, serves as executive producer.