Triggerfish Animation Studios are the creators of animated feature films Adventures in Zambezia (2012) and Khumba (2013). Zambezia is South Africa's highest grossing film in 30 years and South Africa's first feature-length animation film.
Founded in 1996, Triggerfish started out as a boutique stop-motion animation studio that created mostly commercials. In 2001 they made their name for the South African version of Sesame Street, which Triggerfish directed and produced. It won numerous awards and nominations at festivals around the world, and is still the largest international animation project ever awarded to a South African company. Based on this success Triggerfish was commissioned to produce animation for the US version of Sesame Street, and over the next six years completed animation for three seasons of the local show and four seasons of the US show.
With two world-class animated feature films behind them, Triggerfish is a major player in the development of South Africa’s thriving film industry and one of Africa’s most exciting technology companies.
Adventures in Zambezia was selected for screening at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival and won the Best South African Feature Film category at the 2012 Durban International Film Festival. Adventures in Zambezia is set to become Africa’s most successful film export. Triggerfish is currently working on an as-yet-untitled third feature film.
Triggerfish is now Africa’s largest CG animation company. Their studio is based in Bergvliet in Cape Town.