List of South African animated feature films

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This is list of South African animated films. It includes theatrical films, some important short films, and international films in which South Africa's production houses and studios were involved.

Notable short films[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Studio Notes Ref.
Little Bang 2006 Diek Grobler Fopspeen Moving Pictures Stop-motion object and puppet animation. SAFTA Nomination for best animated short. Ekhuruleni Art Merit Award for new media.
Agenda 2007 Diek Grobler Fopspeen Moving Pictures Stop-motion object and puppet animation. SAFTA award for best animation in a short film. Best Shorrt film award, Arficala African Film festival, Mexico, 2009
The Rise and Fall of Tony the Frog 2008 Ambient Animation CG animation
Het vogeltjes ABC 2008 Diek Grobler Fopspeen Moving Pictures Best film for Children at Teheran International animation festival, Iran. Best film for Children at Tindirindis International animation Festival, Lithuania. Best film for Children at KROK International Animation festival, Ukraine.
n Gewone Blou Maandagoggend 2014 Naomi van Niekerk Dryfsand Films Poetry-film of a poem by Ronelda S.Kamfer. Awarded the Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for Best First Film at Annecy Animation Festival 2016.
What about de law 2014 Charles Badenhorst Bittervrug Poetry-film of a poem by Adam Small. Winner of the Weimar Poetry-film prize, Germany (2016), and the first animated film to be included in the art collection of the South African Constitutional Court.
Please Frog, just one sip 2018 Diek Grobler Fopspeen Moving Pictures An African retelling of the Australian Tidalik legend, the film is based on a book by international illustrator Piet Grobler. Special Award at Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018.
Ruby & Roach 2019 Erentia Bedeker Abyss Productions Best South African Short Film 2020 (Durban International Film Festival)

Best African Short Film 2020 (Durban International Film Festival)

Best Children Film (Tbilisi International Animation Festival (TIAF) 2020)

Best Music Video/Music Films award (Blu-Hill Film Festival Season 3, 2021)

Best Animation Short Film (Onyko Films Awards – May 2021 selection)

Gold medallist Best Sound Design Category (1st Film Olympiad Grand Prix 2021)

Bronze medallist, Best Animation Category (1st Film Olympiad Grand Prix 2021)

Best Original Score (New York Indie Shorts Awards, April – August 2021 season)

Best Animation (Cannes Indie Cinema Awards 4th Edition, 2021)

Feature films[edit]

Year Title
International Title
Director(s) Studio Technique Notes
2007 Tengers Michael J. Fix Mirror Mountain Pictures
Ster Kinekor Pictures
Clay animation
2011 Jock the Hero Dog Duncan McNeillie Jock Animation
ARC Entertainment
CG Animation [1]
2012 Zambezia Wayne Thornley Triggerfish Animation Studios
Sony Pictures
Cinema Management Group
CG Animation Africa Movie Academy Award for best animation
Nominated for Annie award for Music in an Animated Feature Production and Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production[2]
2013 Khumba Anthony Silverston Triggerfish Animation Studios
Millennium Entertainment
Cinema Management Group
CG Animation Zanzibar International Film Festival for best animation[3]Africa Movie Academy Award for best animation[4] Nominated for best feature; Annecy Animation Festival .
2019 Bru & Boegie: The Movie Mike Scott Mike Scott Animation 2D Animation South Africa's first feature-length 2D animated film.[5]
2020 Jungle Beat: The Movie Brent Dawes Sandcastle Studios
Sunrise Productions
Timeless Films
CG Animation
2021 Seal Team Greig Cameron
Kane Croudace
Triggerfish Animation Studios
Cinema Management Group
CG Animation

Upcoming films[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Studio Technique Notes
Seal Team TBA
Jungle Beat: The Movie 2020 Brent Dawes Sandcastle Studios
Sunrise Productions
Timeless Films
CG Animation

Footnotes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jock the Hero Dog". 29 July 2011 – via www.imdb.com.
  2. ^ "Annie Award Nominations Unveiled" – via deadline.com.
  3. ^ "Khumba" – via www.ziff.or.tz.
  4. ^ "Triggerfish Takes Top Animation Prize at Africa Movie Academy Awards" – via www.awn.com.
  5. ^ Bru & Boegie – The Movie [4K], retrieved 20 October 2019