Today is Bok Day! We’re celebrating by releasing this never-before-seen pic of one of the Springboks from “Khumba“. Our springboks are voiced by Nik Rabinowitz, Rob van Vuuren and Matthew Roberts.
After a successful run at the Cannes film market, Triggerfish Animation Studios is taking Khumba to the Annecy Animation Festival in France where it is has been selected to screen in competition.
Annecy is the largest and longest-running animation festival in the world. Previous films that have won in competition at Annecy include Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mister Fox and Henry Selick’s Coraline.
(Photo: Director Anthony Silverston)
Our half-striped zebra is stealing hearts in Cannes and has been well received at the market.
“It is phenomenal how much attention there has been on both Khumba and Adventures in Zambezia” says Marketing Director, Kirsten Barwise who is there with director, Anthony Silverston.
“My first trip to Cannes was an incredible experience,” says Anthony. “It was the first time the completed film was shown to an audience so it was a great relief when the market screenings were well received. Our sales agent closed a few more deals after the screenings. We had back-to-back meetings with our various distributors who were all very pleased with their results on Zambezia and excited to get behind Khumba in an even bigger way!”
With post-production on our second animated feature in the can, some of the Triggerfish team are heading to Cannes where we will be screening Khumba for the first time at the market.
The sound design for Triggerfish Animation studios’ upcoming animated feature, Khumba, is being done at the prestigious Goldcrest Post London in the heart of Soho. Heading the sound design team at Goldcrest is Adrian Rhodes who has worked on acclaimed animated films such as The Gruffalo, Chicken Run, The Pirates! as well as all of Nick Park’s Wallace & Gromit shorts. Rhodes recently won a BAFTA sound award for the BBC’s, Richard II.