In this episode we’re joined by animation expert Paula Callus to cover the world of African animation. We look at high concept animations as well as more political and educational works.
The best part is Paula Callus who works as a lecturer of computer animation at Bournemouth university. Originally from Malta, Paula took an interest in African Animation after growing tired of the same old mainstream narratives we see from Disney, Cartoon Network etc.
During her time at the university Paula worked with a number of African animators such as Adamu Wasiri the creator of Bino and Tino. Eventually she was recruited by UNESCO to work on a project called Animated Africa where she collaborated with a number of African creators to produce a series of Animated shorts.
Paula has continued to immerse herself in the world of African Animation and is literally a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the subject.
Ha He (kinda like Kenyan Chuck Norris) by Just A Band
Tinga Tinga Tales (this one had a big appropriation debate)
Greedy Lords of the Jungle (Funny story)
African Digital Media Academy in Rwanda
UNESCO’s Africa Animated, which Paula worked on
Paula’s Blog on African Animation
Get even more from our previous episode on Afro-Carribean Animation, Episode 11: Tales by Moonlight