CT animation gets Oscar nod
A short film that was partly animated by Cape Town's Triggerfish has been nominated for an Academy Award. Revolting Rhymes is one of five films nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category at the 90th edition of the Oscars.
CT’s Triggerfish triumphs at BAFTA awards
Revolting Rhymes won Best Animation at the BAFTA Children’s Awards, beating off strong competition from The Amazing World of Gumball, Shaun the Sheep and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.
Ster-Kinekor brings D-BOX to SA movies
Ster-Kinekor has announced it will install D-BOX, an immersive motion cinema seating technology, at four theatres in Johannesburg (The Zone Rosebank and Mall of Africa), Cape Town (Cavendish Square), and Durban (Gateway Shopping Mall). Each theatre will be equipped with 50 D-BOX seats, among the regular seating.
Cell C goes black with Video on Demand
Cell C has launched its black entertainment platform offering kids’ entertainment, video-on-demand and live TV.
SA animation up for Emmy
Revolting Rhymes has been nominated in the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards, where it’s up against Oddbods, Siesta Z, and Trude’s Flatmate.
V&A Waterfront TV series heading for Showmax
Showmax and kykNET have released the first trailer for Waterfront, a star-studded family noir set in the dark underbelly of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions.
Showmax gets into DStv
DStv Premium customers will now get Showmax worth R99 per month at no charge, which can be accessed via the DStv Now app, as well as on their PC, laptop, mobile device, media player or smart TV.
VAST Networks zero-rates Showmax on WI-FI
Showmax, and Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks (VAST), have partnered to zero-rate Wi-Fi data for streaming and downloading TV shows and movies on Showmax.
Tuluntulu now streams 40 TV channels on mobile
Tuluntulu has added an education, talent and religious channel to its lineup of shows which are viewable on a smartphone, offering users up to 40 TV and 28 radio channels.
Hat-trick for SA animation
Revolting Rhymes scored a hat-trick this weekend, winning Best Storytelling at the Shanghai International Film and TV Festival, then Best Animation at the World Banff Media Festival in Canada, and finally the Cristal for Best TV Production at Annecy in France.