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Featuring five-minute episodes, the CGI-animated series Jungle Beat, produced right here in SA, took the world by storm when it launched with its first episode Always Take the Weather With You. Each episode (all named after well-known pop songs) introduces us to different wild animals who have a knack for misadventure – from a monkey who’s scared to breathe out in cold weather to a firefly who’s afraid of the dark. Seasons 1 and 2 are now on Showmax.

The slapstick antics of these beautifully animated creatures will delight the whole family, and, with no dialogue, the series is suitable for even the youngest viewers. Plus, it’s won a slew of international awards. Watch now »

Jungle Beat on Showmax
image: Sunrise Productions

Awards and accolades for Jungle Beat

  • Best Animation at the African Eye Animation Festival (2003)
  • Marble Z award for Best Film from the Children’s Jury at the Zagreb Animation Festival (2003)
  • Audience Award in Sao Paulo and 2nd place in Rio de Janeiro’s Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (2003)
  • Main prize at Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children (2006)
  • Camerio Audience Award at Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski in Canada (2006)
  • Award for Best Series for children at the South African Film and Television Awards (2007)
  • National Film Board Of Canada Award for Best Animated Short at Freeze Frame Festival 2007
  • Jica Enfants Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (2008)
  • Best Animation at the LG “Life’s Good” Film Festival in Toronto (2008)
  • Two Platinum awards from the American Pixel Academy (2011)
  • Official selection at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) 2004 and 2013
  • St Louis International Film Festival (2014)

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