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‘Jabu’s Jungle’ Goes into Season 2 Production

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‘Jabu’s Jungle’ Goes into Season 2 Production

South African animation company Pixcomm announces that not only has its unique series project Jabu’s Jungle sold to 22 countries throughout Africa, but the show is currently in production for a second season. Season two is being produced with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry, with Dublin-based Monster Entertainment on board to handle international distribution. The new season will launch at MIPJunior this fall.

Jabu’s Jungle is a 2D animated series aimed at kids ages 3-7. The show centers on young Jabu, who lives in a township on the edge of an African jungle. After discovering his granny’s magic, talking drum, he sets off on new adventures every day. In each episode, Jabu meets a new animal, learns about his surroundings and faces a particular challenge that must be overcome.

The series is produced using an innovative township-based job creation and training program. Hoping to address its community’s 40% unemployment rate, Pixcomm brought in professional animators to work alongside talented young artists to give hands-on, apprentice style training as they work and earn money. The production, facilitated by a partnership with local non-profit The Movement Trust, was able to create 12 new jobs in 2015. The new season production will created 15 jobs.

A broadcast deal with SABC in South Africa is under negotiation, with a TV debut anticipated in the next few months.

Jabu's Jungle

Jabu’s Jungle

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