Triggerfish partner and producer, Mike Buckland attended the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Yenagoa, Nigeria this past weekend to accept the award for for Best Animation. Adventures in Zambezia was nominated for the ‘African Oscar’ alongside fellow South African animation studio, Character Matters for their animated feature, Lion of Judah.
Following on from a successful theatrical release world-wide, ‘Adventures in Zambezia’ will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray in South African stores as of today. It has already been released by Sony in the U.S. and U.K. in an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart.
Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, ‘Adventures in Zambezia’ tells the story of Kai, a naive, 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. The film won best SA Feature at the Durban International Film Festival, a SAFTA for Best Animated Film and was nominated for two Annie Awards. So get your copy today – it’s ama-zing!
The winners of the 2013 South African Film and Television Awards were announced on Saturday during a gala event at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. Triggerfish’s first animated feature “Adventures in Zambezia” was nominated for Best Music, Direction and Animation and won the award for Best Animation. A prize was sponsored by the DTI and NFVF. “The film has broken records overseas, often passing animated features from the major studios,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest, “And it’s a huge honour for our achievements to be recognized on local soil by members of the South African Film Industry.”
Samuel L. Jackson, voice of Tendai in Adventures in Zambezia, made a special appearance at the award ceremony to present the trophies for Best Actor and Actress.
This weekend also saw Zambezia being nominated for an Africa Movie Academy Award. The film released in SA theaters in December and won Best SA Feature Film at Durban International Film Festival last year. It was also nominated for 2 Annie Awards. The DVD will be available for rental from April 5th and will be available to buy at all major retail outlets in SA April 12th.
In celebration of the Triggerfish Animation nomination for two Annie Awards, including the Best Music in an Animated Feature Production, and the first African studio ever to be nominated for these prestigious awards, we are excited to release the Adventures in Zambezia theme song, “Get Up”, sung by the talented lead singer of Freshlyground, Zolani Mahola, and written and composed by Bruce Retief.
The Adventures in Zambezia Soundtrack is available on the iTunes Store.
And you’re invited… Many of you may already know Adventures in Zambezia has been submitted to the Oscars selection committee for Best Animation. We are excited to announce that part of this process includes a full week of preview screenings in Los Angeles starting tomorrow, Friday November 9th!
So this is your invitation to be part of the lucky few that get to see a sneak peak of Adventures in Zambezia in 3D! Screenings are 3 times daily at 12:20pm, 4:50pm and 7:00pm at Regency Plant 16, 7876 Van Nuys Boulevard Van Nuys, CA 91402. Tel: (818) 779-0323