Triggerfish animation studio wants more African animators

Triggerfish Animation Studio, based in Cape Town, is actively seeking more African animators. They have launched a digital platform called “Triggerfish Academy” in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. This platform aims to guide African students in learning animation and picking up the craft.

Triggerfish has recognized a shortage of local animators in South Africa and has had to outsource talent from Europe. They are looking to address this issue by providing opportunities and resources for aspiring African animators. In the past, Triggerfish has partnered with Disney for initiatives like the Story Lab, which invited aspiring animators from across the continent to submit their ideas for development and mentorship. This initiative aims to empower African creators and showcase their talent on a global scale.

How to Enroll in Triggerfish Academy

To enroll in Triggerfish Academy, the requirements may vary depending on the specific course or program. However, here are some general requirements:

  • To access the courses and resources on Triggerfish Academy, you will need to create an account on their website.
  • If you have any specific inquiries or need assistance with the enrollment process, you can reach out to the Triggerfish Academy team via email at academy@triggerfish.com.
  • For certain competitions or courses, there may be specific entry deadlines. It is important to check the website or announcements for any upcoming deadlines.
  • While not explicitly mentioned in the search results, having a passion for animation and a desire to learn and develop your skills in this field would likely be beneficial for enrolling in Triggerfish Academy.

What Notable Animation Projects Has Triggerfish Worked On?

Triggerfish Animation Studio has produced several notable animation projects, including:

Zambezia
Zambezia
Plot: Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his origins and, in defending the city, learns how to be part of a community.
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Khumba
Khumba
Plot: A half-striped zebra is blamed for the drought and leaves his herd in search of his missing stripes. He is joined on his quest by an overprotective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich; they defeat the tyrannical leopard and save his herd.
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Stick Man
Stick Man
Plot: Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he's heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?
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Seal Team
Seal Team
Plot: After his best friend is killed in a shark attack, Quinn, a lovable yet tenacious seal assembles a SEAL TEAM to fight back against a gang of sharks overtaking the neighborhood. But this merry band of international seals are not at all trained for such a mission. They seek the help of a much more skillful combatant, Claggart, but even his tricks and flips can’t whip these guys into shape. However, with a little bit of ingenuity, intelligence and a lot of heart, our SEAL TEAM may actually be able to bring peace back to their undersea community.
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Plot: Four teens are just trying to survive secondary school when an ex-spy recruits them for her superhero team. Their newest assignment? Saving the world.
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Plot: This animated anthology brings together a new wave of animation stars to take you on a wildly entertaining ride into Africa's future. Inspired by the continent's diverse histories and cultures, these action-packed sci-fi and fantasy stories present bold visions of advanced technology, aliens, spirits and monsters imagined from uniquely African perspectives.
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Triggerfish Animation Studio has also produced animation for Sesame Workshop for the South African version of Sesame Street, Takalani Sesame, as well as the US domestic and international versions of the pre-school kids’ program.