South Africa’s First Big Screen Cartoon

Straight Outta Benoni

South Africa recently released its first live-action teen comedy STRAIGHT OUTTA BENONI, and the opening and end credits were both animated. Normally, animated credits are not a big deal, but Michael Robertson, who did in-betweens and clean-up on the end credits, tells me that this is a major milestone for the South African animation community because it’s the first time that locally produced animation content has appeared on the big screen in that country. Animator Jonathan McKay of Eject Media was responsible for creating the intro and Dave Hillier of Network BBDO was the lead on the end credits sequence. There’s an article with more details on these animated segments at AnimationSA.org.