Econet Media takes Jabu’s Jungle further into Africa


A new deal with Monster Entertainment will see telecom giant Econet Media air the animated series in 17 African countries.

A new agreement with Irish distributor Monster Entertainment will see telecom giant Econet Media broadcast Jabu’s Jungle in 17 African countries.

Targeting children ages four to seven. Jabu’s Jungle features the animals and scenery of Africa. It is produced by South African studio Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele Township, and young local animators and illustrators are receiving training and internships through the series as they work with industry professionals.

Monster Entertainment previously struck a deal with Gulli Africa for Jabu’s Jungle, which has also been picked up by South African pubcaster SABC.

The 13 x 22-minute production follows the success of its fellow Monster Entertainment-distributed series Jungle Beat, another South African show that has sold to 190-plus territories.

Jungle Beat—a non-dialog CGI-animated series—launched its first mobile game app last year and is currently working on additional digital and licensing activities. 
Source: Kidscreen 18 August 2016