Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Magic Cellar

I am always interested in African culture. I enjoyed the movie, Out of Africa, very much. I also enjoy watching those TV documentaries about animals in Africa, such as elephants, lions and cheetahs, on the National Geography channel. Recently, I heard about the first animated series based on African culture, Magic Cellar. The series marks the first time Africa's children will see themselves reflected in an animated series. Magic Cellar celebrates Africa's culture and traditions while promoting reading as exciting and adventurous. The series is based on African folktales, partially collected from interviews conducted with elders in villages across South Africa. Each episode is broken up into three sections: a brief introduction and set-up; the African story; and a wrap-up with the lessons learnt. Each episode is a self-contained, animated short which will be delivered in English, Sesotho, Afrikaans and Isizulu. In addition, multi-award winning producer and director Firdaus Kharas of Canada is director and executive producer of Magic Cellar. Magic Cellar was awarded the Gold and Silver World Medals at the 50th New York Festivals. Magic Cellar is also the only animated television series in the world across all categories to receive the Gold World Medal. For more information, please visit http://www.magiccellar.tv/

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