Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with South
Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios to co-produce comedy action series Mama
K’s Super 4.
Triggerfish, whose credits include features Adventures in Zambezia and
Khumba as well as Stick Man and Revolting Rhymes, will partner with
CAKE to further develop, finance and produce the 26 x 22 minute 2D animated series,
with CAKE ultimately leading the international roll out and distribution.
Aimed at 6-11 year olds, Mama K’s Super 4 is set in Lusaka, where four
teenage girls are recruited by former secret agent Mama K to help her save the world.
Fighting rich and powerful opponents with limited resources means Mama K’s
Super 4 will have to be smart and resourceful in a show in which taking down the
bad guys and turning in your homework is all in a day’s work!
Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, Mama K’s Super 4 pays
comic homage to the superhero genre and draws visual inspiration from retro 90’s
RnB and hip hop girl groups.
“We have been admiring Triggerfish’s work for some time now and are delighted to
have been invited to join Mama K’s Super 4, a unique and entertaining
project which brings a fresh look and approach to a classic action cartoon format,’
says Tom van Waveren, CAKE CEO and creative director.
“Mama K’s Super 4 stood out among hundreds of TV shows that we reviewed
during the Triggerfish Story Lab, a continent-wide call for animated projects,’ says
Triggerfish’s head of development, Anthony Silverston. “In her pitch, Malenga said
that, growing up, she’d never seen herself reflected on screen in an animated show,
and with CAKE, we’re glad to have found a bold partner who has embraced her vision
for a show centred on four innovative African girls.’