Tinga Tinga Tales
"Everything about this series, its design, its scale, its characters, and its storytelling is beautiful"Broadcast Awards Magazine 2012
Why do Monkeys swing in the trees and Flamingos stand on one leg? Why do Elephants trumpet and Whales Spout? Why do Zebra have stripes and Leopard spots, Rhinos horns and Camels humps?
Inspired by traditional animal stories from Africa and the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania, Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience what really happened.
Produced in association with Homeboyz Entertainment in Kenya, Tiger Aspect Productions set up the first animation studio in Nairobi and trained over 50 local talent in design, animation, editing and sound engineering. Tinga Tinga Tales believes in giving back. Some profits from Tiger Aspect Productions, Dreamworks Classics, Bandai Toys and Puffin books are being donated to improve education for East African children.
Puffin and the Pearson’s Foundation’s scheme ‘Read a Book, Give a Book’ means over 350 teachers are receiving Early Childhood Development teacher training and 40,000 books have been distributed throughout Kenya and Tanzania.
Kenyan sponsors Safaricom have a mobile cinema showing Tinga Tinga Tales in many remote areas of Kenya accompanied with a theatre show promoting schooling. We are building over 30 classrooms in several of Kenya’s underprivileged provinces and developing fun curriculum-based books using the Tinga Tinga Tales characters to make reading, writing and numeracy fun for kids in Africa. Hopefully this is just the beginning.