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Monster Entertainment sells animation Jabu’s Jungle to Econet Media
18 Aug 2016 : Katie McNeice
Monster Entertainment has negotiated a broadcast deal with Econet Media for hit South African series, ‘Jabu’s Jungle,’ catering to children aged 4-7 years.

Econet Media will broadcast the animated series in 17 African countries, with SABC and Gulli Africa also having picked up the series.

Monster Entertainment’s slate also includes ‘Jungle Beat’ which has also been distributed in South Africa and broadcast in 196 territories, and ‘Magic Cellar’ which has picked up by Ericsson and Gulli Africa

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The 13 x 22min series ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ follows the adventures of Jabu, an intrepid nine-year-old, and his Magic Talking Drum. Jabu explores the Jungle helping animals in need. Along the way we'll meet plenty of friends who join in the fun – but watch out for naughty Van the Vulture!

Set to a vibrant Afro pop soundtrack and featuring a host of colourful animal characters, ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ has a unique African look and feel and introduces children to the wonders of Africa’s animals and exotic locations.

The series is produced in Masiphumelele Township and provides training and interships for young township animators and illustrators. As ‘Jabu's Jungle’ is being produced by Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township the series utilizes a unique production approach that partners experienced animators with residents from the township.

Working side by side with industry professionals, the talented, young artists are given a hands-on, apprentice style training that allows them to earn money as they learn. Being based in a township, Pixcomm has managed to take the work and the training to the community and the results are exciting and fresh.





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