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ABC of Xhosa Names Illustrated

Xhosa Names and Meanings in a series of animated ect by South African graphic designer and illustrator Thandiwe Tshabalala. Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents…..

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Moustapha Alassane: Father of African Animation

Moustapha Alassane is hailed as the father of African animation. Born in 1942 in N’Dougou Niger, Alassane is one of the first filmmakers in Africa contributing to African Cinema since…..

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Moshanyana (2013) is part of a three film sequence entitled Journey To The Centre of Capricorn directed by Rui Tenreiro, a Mozambican author, illustrator and art director. I felt in love with Moshanyana many times and for…..

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3D Kenyan Parliament

3D claymation renders of the Kenyan Parliament building by Kenyan digital artist Bushido Brian.

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Whimsical African Inspired Gifs

These fanciful animated gifs were created by Melbourne based designer Hilary Faye.  Can’t help but love these collaged gifs.  

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Signatures: Gyimah Gariba

In the very first episode of “SIGNATURES”, animator and illustrator Gyimah Gariba speaks on his early influences, inspirations and aspirations. Having recently earned his Bachelor’s degree in Animation from Sheridan…..

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Jonah – A short film by Kibwe Tavares

Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their…..

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The End of Eating Everything

“The End of Eating Everything” is artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University…..

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The rebirth of an industry in Zimbabwe

I started this post and restarted it a number of times. it is a little daunting to write about what I consider to be a rebirth of an industry, especially…..

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Kenyan National Anthem Animation

Inspired by the upcoming Kenyan election, Timothy Simon created a 3d render that is simulated by the Kenyan National Anthem. On the 4th of March 2013 millions of Kenyans will…..

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Spider Stories

Spider Stories is a pan-African inspired fantasy adventure series that follows a fearless princess who is ousted from her kingdom and a wayward drummer who helps her win back the…..