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Kenyan tops search for animators in the Cartoon Network Creative Lab competition

Africa’s next batch of animation talent has just been unveiled.

After 3 rigorous months of searching for Africa’s next animation talent, leading network in the kids’ entertainment industry, Cartoon Network, has announced the winners for the Cartoon Network Creative Lab competition.

Among the winners is Kenyan Mark Kinuthia who was a runner-up in the competition. His project, ‘Majitu’, which follows the duo, Jasiri, and Bokari, on their quest to stop an evil witch from opening the gates between earth and the phantom’s universe. Kinuthia, who describes himself as a “complete artist” impressed with a good mix of fun dialogues, action and mystery.

Ridwan Moshood from Nigeria who was the ultimate winner is the creator of ‘Garbage Boy and Trash Can’ – a project. The story follows Garbage Boy, a self-proclaimed superhero who believes he has real superpowers, along with his sidekick, Trash Can, on their mission to fight for justice.

Runner-up project, ‘Intergalactic Ice Cream’ is a project by South African Andrew John Phillips. The story follows the 13-year-old former cool kid, Makhaya, whose after-school job as a delivery boy for a mysterious ice cream parlor rocket-launches him into the craziest, danger-filled and dairy-fueled adventures.

Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab began its journey in June this year as an African venture designed to bring innovative, local short-form content to the channel, and its digital platforms while reinforcing the local relevance of the brand.

Through the initiative, African creators, writers, graphic artists, animation students and anyone who loves kids’ content was challenged to explore their creative talents. Along with the winner, both runners-up will be given the opportunity to get their project produced as a pilot with Cartoon Network Africa which will then premiere on Cartoon Network Africa and its digital platforms in 2019.

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