Supa Strikas scores on Disney France
Supa Strikas, South Africa's most popular animated TV series launched on Disney France this month.
Supa Strikas is the number 1 kid's series in South Africa at present and on Israel's Zoom channel. This year it also reached the number 2 spot on Disney Italy. The show’s director, “We are expecting a stellar performance in France as well, considering the show’s success in other international territories”, said Bruce Legg.
The France feed which includes Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg joins the 130-strong territories where the series has aired over the last three years.
Supa Strikas is the first animated South African show to be purchased by a French broadcaster and the most widely-seen South African TV series ever.
Strika Entertainment producer Richard Morgan- Grenville added by saying: “It’s fantastic that this story with South African roots continues to reach a wider and more diverse audience”. Supa Strikas is based on the popular comic of the same name which, in South Africa, is published in You, Drum and Huisgenoot magazines and sponsored by KFC, with 600 000 copies published monthly.
“I am very impressed with how quickly Shakes, Supa Strikas main character and his teammates have picked up French”, jokes head illustrator of the Supa Strikas comic product, Loyiso Mkize.
Supa Strikas is also aired in Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Malay, Romanian, Azeri, Thai, Polish and Hindi.
Source: March 2014 nfvf.