Moshood’s work, Garbage Boy and Trash Can follows the story of a little boy (Garbage Boy), a self-proclaimed superhero and his sidekick, Trash Can on a mission to rid the world of evil and fight for justice.
Garbage Boy and Trash Can was screened as part of a specially curated programme of African Animation at the Encounters Film Festival in Bristol in September this year by the Accra Animation Film Festival. Additionally, the project was pitched at the Lagos Comic Con and was selected as one of two projects that will present at Annecy International Animation Festival MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde in 2019.
“Ridwaan’s style is a perfect fit for the channel and shows fantastic graphism that makes the show instantly lovable, unique and full of energy,” said Ariane Suveg, Programming Director and Head of Programming and Acquisition, Turner Kids Africa.
In addition to Ridwan’s idea, 2 more projects were chosen as runner-ups. These are:
- Intergalactic Ice Cream (South Africa) by Andrew John Phillips, about a 13-year old Makhaya, whose after-school job as a delivery boy for a mysterious ice cream parlour sends him into the crazies, danger-filled and dairy-fueled adventures this side of the Milky Way. Intergalactic Ice Cream resonated with the panel because of its Cartoon Network typical kind of humour based on crazy situations, worlds and characters.
- Majitu (Kenya) by Mark Kinuthia, about a duo, Jasiri and Bokari on their quest to rid the world of evil and stop an evil witch from opening the gates between earth and the phantom’s universe. Kinuthia, who describes himself as a “complete artist” impressed with a good mix of fun dialogues, action and mystery.
All three winning projects will get the chance to produce pilots with Cartoon Network Africa which will premiere the shorts on Cartoon Network Africa and its digital platforms next year.
More than 250 projects were submitted for the competition since it launched in June 2018. The Creative Lab Competition is an initiative designed to discover and develop African creators to produce local short-form content for Cartoon Network.
We were pleasantly surprised by the wealth of animation talent on the continent and the selection panel had a tough task; the editorial guidelines for the channel were very specific, and yet we received many applications.Ariane Suveg
“We are thrilled that the Creative Lab winner and runner-ups reflect the vibrant nature of the continent and look forward to collaborating with each of them. We’re excited to have seen strong African inspiration and captivating proposals all around, with strong human stakes in characters and stories that go straight to the heart,” concludes Suveg.
We first came across Moshood’s work on social media when he participated in the #WeAreNigerianCreatives trend started on Twitter. We at Squid Mag are stoked about the winners and can’t wait to see their projects fully developed.
KaDi Yao Tay
You’re Invited to Watch Tutu: An Untold Story of a Kingdom!
You’re invited to the pilot screening of Tutu – An Untold Story of a Kingdom, a new animated project by AnimaxFYB Studios. Have you seen any retelling of Ghanaian history that is not a documentary but a creative experience offering…
AnimateGH Animation Festival 2019 Celebrates International Animation Day
Monday, October 28 is International Animation Day and to celebrate, the Animators Association of Ghana and Animation Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut will present the 2019 edition of the AnimateGh Animation Film Festival. The event will open on Monday,…
Maputo Fast Forward & The Rise of African Comics – Bill Masuku
This post was originally written to highlight the SUPERHEROES: Comic Book and Video Games from Africa exhibition at Maputo Fast Forward 2019 and later turned into a brief overview of African comics by Bill Masuku. It has further been edited…
Pa Gya 2019! African Comics Make a Home in Accra
The 3rd edition of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra (Pa Gya 2019) kicks off this weekend, starting today, October 18 up until Sunday, October 20 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra. We’re stoked to be participating this year, making…
Lagos Comic-Con 2019 Award Winners
A breakdown of all the Lagos Comic-Con winners in 2019. Lagos Comic-Con is the biggest geek and pop-culture event in West Africa, drawing in scores of animation, comics, games and digital art enthusiasts. Other than being a great gathering for…