The creative industry is a major tool for Africa’s GDP growth

SA Creative Industry

Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.

All The Feels! Disney Releases Christmas Ad Featuring SA’s Loyiso!

Loyiso Disney Ad

I’m not crying, you are! Disney has just released its 2021 Christmas Advert “Stepdad” and it features the incredibly talented Loyiso!!!! Johannesburg, South Africa (03 November 2021) – Disney has today released a magical new festive advert to mark the start of the Holiday season. “The Stepdad” is a three-minute animated tale about family togetherness and […]

KIDS Audience & METAVERSE – The latest trend in virtual reality

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by ADAM WOODGATE DUBIT Exclusive article (2021) You’ll hear a lot in 2021 about the ‘metaverse’ – an immersive, global, always-on, omni-experiential space for entertainment, learning, play, creation, communication, socializing and more. The concept is still emerging, but all signs point to the metaverse being inherently engaging for children and teens, solving some of the big problems they […]

Why animation is important

Animation, while often thought of as a more or less modern medium, has been being used in different forms since 1906! Throughout the last century, we have used it to entertain, as propaganda, and to tell stories that invoke emotion. Written by Dylan Gibson The earliest known animated film was made in France in 1906, […]

Cartoons have always been for adults but here’s how they got tangled up with kids

BoJack Horseman, the show about an anthropomorphic horse struggling with depression and addiction, has come to end. The animated Netflix series gained a devoted following over its six-year run, earning praise for its empathetic exploration of adult themes. Written by Julian Lawrence, Teesside University Since cartoons are often associated with children’s entertainment, it may seem […]

Toy Story at 26: how Pixar’s debut evolved tradition rather than abandoning it

The release of Toy Story 26 years ago marked a paradigm shift in animation and cinema history. It was the first full-length feature by Pixar Animation Studios and the world’s first fully computer-animated film. Yet, from our present-day perspective, Toy Story can be seen as evolutionary rather than revolutionary – a marker of already developing […]