Triggerfish, the South African animation studio best known for its motion pictures Welcome to Zambezia and Khumba, has won the prestigious Le Cristal award at the Annecy festival for animated film.

Annecy is often referred to as the “Oscars for animation”, and Triggerfish’s TV feature Stick Man won the highest honour in the category for films commissioned for TV at the festival.

This week’s podcast features our own Adam Oxford in an interview with Triggerfish’s Daniel Sneddon on the award and what it means for the studio.


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