Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TransTales animates African characters and tales

Info about this arrived in my Facebook inbox and I said 'vim!'. TransTales Entertainment is a company devoted to telling great and interesting stories using inspiring visuals. Check them out at http://transtales.com/ Think of them as bringing African tales, or tales with African characters to life with animation.

Read a press release about Trans Tales from where else "Africagoodnews.com"

An African film company is gaining global attention by producing award-winning 3D animation titles made from an African perspective. TransTales Entertainment was started in 2005 on a budget of less than 5 000 dollars by Segun Williams and Obinna Onwuekwe, and is the first film company to produce African themed 3D animation films to fill the void in animation with myriads of authentic African stories.

The titles produced by TransTales are widely acclaimed by industry experts and the animated series "Mark of Uru" recently won the United Nations World Summit Award for the use of technology to promote African culture. According to the UN World Summit Awards website, "Mark of Uru" is an exciting web-based animation series combining digital expertise with local folk story, imagery and culture.

"Mark of Uru" is written and directed by Obinna Owuekwe and produced by Segun Williams. Owuekwe also lends his voice to two of the characters: The Warrior and Isi Agu. The costumes and makeup are authentically African and the series has a woman empowerment theme embedded in it. The voices also feature varied accents, mostly Igbo and Efik from West Africa.


Teaser for Mark of Uru
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdNAJvQSyTc


Business and Pleasure Teaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7BdXeiOJiY

Enemy of Rising Sun Teaser
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e-J8px0htc

Buy African Tales at Amazon.com
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