Believe in the African magic!
Walt Disney most succesfull animation
The presentation of this masterpiece is second to none!
By cons, it must be remembered that one of the 10 most successful animation of all time is directly inspired by landscapes (Kenya) and African songs (Swahili). Le Roi Lion (released in 1994) is the best selling Walt Disney studios in the world. So much so that play was produced and it's been playing for 12 years now. Thousands of performances in over 10 countries, more than 50 million viewers and billions in revenue.
The secret: a continent of dreams as inspiration and skilled artists... Hmm, that reminds us of some exposure on the African Animationt!
Why is it an unprecedented success and above all still unmatched after 17 years? This is the magic of Africa.
A lover of Africa: Michel Ocelot
A complete masterpiece !
And for good reason, the French author Michel Ocelot spent his childhood in Guinea. Result, Kirikou et la Sorcière (released in 1998) met with dignity fauna and flora and the inhabitants of Africa. Colorful sounds in local, in imagination ... All there!
Funding difficult (from many different partners and countries such as Belgium and Luxembourg), a realization of the most turbulent (a film in Senegal and South Africa for the voices, for example) ... And an unexpected success! A small production, not only featuring half-naked African has arouse curiosity and capture the hearts of many spectators. So much so that a play is produced as by-products.
Michel Ocelot has shown that African culture (not just the animals and landscapes) can please everyone.
The potential of East Africa is confirmed
After the Lion King which is drawn primarily from flora and fauna of Kenya, we have the Contes de Tinga Tinga (better known as the original "Tinga Tinga Tales"). A Kenyan animated series broadcast from Columbia in early 2010, among others in France, the UK and Australia. At the initiative of the british producer Claudia Lloyd, Tinga Tinga Tales stories are inspired by Kenyan and Tanzanian, like "Why is there an elephant trunk" or "Why the tortoise is so slow."
Designers and musicians are mostly indigenous, they are directly inspired by the art Tinga Tinga and sounds of the country.
Part of the proceeds is donated to a foundation to build schools and train teachers. Weexpect a long journey in the best hospitals in partnership BBC, Disney Channel and local staff in Kenya.
A very encouraging start
Pahé's World is a partial adaptation of the comic strip "Pahé's Life". Pahé is the pseudonym of theGabonese caricaturist and cartoonist Patrick Essono.