Breaking News

Bulawayo animators to tackle folktales

by Nhlalwenhle Ngwenya
24 February 2016 | 2815 Views
FOLKTALES which have been passed down through generations since time immemorial will soon be brought to life as they will be shown on the big screen.

This was revealed by Zenzele Ndebele, the producer of popular animation - Bulawayo Show. The animator said he was in the process of compiling African folktales which he intends to use.

Animation is one of the growing film concepts in Zimbabwe where cartoons are used to tell fictitious and real life stories in a humorous way. Popular animations include Mdu Comics - Izikhokho which produced the 'RDP house in Limpopo' clip and locally, Khuluza.

From the success of the Bulawayo Show - which went viral on social media networks, Ndebele is determined to develop the local film industry, but needs capital to do so.

"We're still testing the market to see if they'll support our new concept. I'm however prepared to produce folktales as I do anything that can entertain people. What we need is investment," Ndebele said.




He added that they had a lot of concepts up their sleeves which they are ready to roll out once offered competitive prices by upcoming television stations who will need content.

The government recently announced that the ongoing digitalisation exercise will create room for 12 high definition (HD) television channels, of which six will be owned by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation while the remainder will go to private broadcasters.

"We don't know how much these new stations will be offering but as long as they offer good prices and slots, we're prepared to offer our services and content," Ndebele said.

Bulawayo

Source: chronicle

Comments

Latest News

Sleep Tips: Solve your sleep problems with technology

by Staff Reporter | 23 September 2019 | 1 Views

Nakamba wants to promote Zimbabwe

by BBC | 23 September 2019 | 1 Views

Temba Mliswa blocked from entering Mugabe's house

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 September 2019 | 6 Views

PHOTO: Julius Malema arrives in Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 September 2019 | 10 Views

Energy Mutodi's star rising

by Nicholas Ncube | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

Welshman Ncube appointed MDC acting President

by Mandla Ndlovu | 23 September 2019 | 6 Views

UZ tells graduands to create jobs - PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa cappe...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 4 Views

Mtukudzi's last words to daughter Selmor - THE late music icon and nat...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 9 Views

Harare petitions govt over interbank rates - HARARE City Council has c...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 5 Views

Zanu-PF youths, 'MaShurugwi' clash - ZANU-PF youths in Mashonaland Cen...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 4 Views

Zanu-PF sets conference date - ZANU-PF has set December 7 as the date ...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

3 riot cops in court for beating up imbibers - THREE support unit offi...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

Striking doctors call for new negotiating forum - Doctors who are cont...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

Apostolic sect leader arrested for rape - The leader of the Johane Mas...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 4 Views

EU diplomat crossed the line, says Ziyambi - JUSTICE minister Ziyambi ...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

Pay fees, MP urges parents - MAZOWE West legislator Kazembe Kazembe (Z...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 5 Views

Armed robbers denied bail - A BID for freedom by two suspected armed r...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 2 Views

Ministries break public finance regulations - LINE ministries are said...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

Zanu-PF youth acquitted of extortion - A ZANU-PF youth on Friday heave...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 2 Views

Elderly woman in court for stealing house seller's property - AN elder...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 2 Views

Beitbridge residents fundraise for lab, underprivileged - BEITBRIDGE r...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 2 Views

It's the currency crisis, not Ecocash!

by Respect Gwenzi | 23 September 2019 | 3 Views

The new dispensation is following footsteps of the previous regime - I...

by Tapiwa Gomo | 23 September 2019 | 7 Views

Zanu-PF MP accused of conning villagers - A Zanu PF legislator has be...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 6 Views

Declare Mnangagwa a terrorist

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 10 Views

Gwanda University takes shape - Parliamentarians have applauded progre...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 5 Views

Mnangagwa told to smash crooked dealers - Concerned advisors of Presid...

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 10 Views

Killer Zivhu divides Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 23 September 2019 | 5 Views

Zimbabwe govt panicky reaction to Dr Magombeyi abduction raises more questions

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana | 23 September 2019 | 10 Views

Entertainment

'Majaivana is not my real father!'

by Staff Reporter | 22 September 2019 | 4363 Views

Janet Manyowa arrives ahead of Friends in Christ gospel extravaganza

by Tidi Kwidini | 19 September 2019 | 843 Views

Hip-hop top 10 spansers

by Staff Writer | 12 September 2019 | 998 Views

Victoria Falls cancels Babes Wodumo gig over xenophobia

by Mandla Ndlovu | 12 September 2019 | 1635 Views

Harare Wellness Festival a huge success

by Mandla Ndlovu | 09 September 2019 | 667 Views

BREAKING: Dr Malinga cancels Skyz Metro FM gig over xenophobia

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 September 2019 | 1887 Views

Mlindo the Vocalist fears xenophobic attacks in Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 September 2019 | 7943 Views

Green dupes Bindura fans - AFRO FUSION musician Carlos Green aka "vaku...

by Simbarashe Sithole | 01 September 2019 | 831 Views
iBlog

What To Look For In Video Converter Software

looking for the best video converter software? you have to compare different video converters before making a purchase.the ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that ... Read More
Sergey 19 June 2015 ago

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago