Saturday, March 10, 2018

Nickelodeon To Launch New South African Cartoon 'MooseBox' Later This Year

If you love gorgeous pixel art, videogame-inspired settings and African made cartoons, Nickelodeon International's upcoming short-form series MooseBox is the show for you!

Created by South African animation director Mike Scott, MooseBox is one of the first short-form series to come out of Nickelodeon's world renowned Global Animated Shorts Program. Nickelodeon International greenlit the series for development in October 2017.

The original pilot below – which was created by the well-known Cape Town studio Triggerfish Animation – was made for Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program 2013-14, and has been available to watch online for more than three years as part of Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Program showcase.

Alexi Wheeler, Vice President (VP), Animation Production & Developer at Nickelodeon, recently announced the very exciting news to that Nickelodeon is planning to launch MooseBox between June and August 2018! The series will be available to watch on the Nickelodeon Play (Nick Play) app in several international markets.

Scott also revealed that the series will feature 20 short webisodes (each 90 seconds long) that he has been working on. While Triggerfish did handle the pilot, Johannesburg studio Mind’s Eye Creative is behind the series.

If you’d like to know more about MooseBox, NickALive! suggests checking out Scott’s personal blog which also talks about voice acting talent from New York and the fact that he first came up with the idea way back in 2013.

As a final extra bit of South African pride, Nickelodeon Africa has also told revealed that there’s more local content coming from them soon, including the brand-new CG-animated preschool series Munki and Trunk from Cape Town based animation studio Sunrise Productions, set to premiere on Nicktoons Africa on Monday 2nd April 2018!

MooseBox from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo.

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