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Afrika Toons Releases Second Season Of “Little Pokou” Animated Series

Film

Oct. 9, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

Afrika Toon, a 2D and 3D animation studio based in Ivory Coast, has announced the release of the second season of their animated series, “Little Pokou” or “La Petite Pokou”.

The TV series is inspired by the story of Princess Abla Pokou, an influential advisor to the King Opokou Ware in the Ashanti kingdom during the 18th century.

Opposed to conflict, she flees the divided kingdom to set up her own which is present day Ivory Coast, facing challenges and resistance along the way.

Afrika Toon says the series is a true mirror of African tradition, the new season goes to the heart of the ancient Ashanti kingdom to discover teachings on the importance and values of community life. (Teaser will be inserted here, https://youtu.be/1ZPcqAOIDOE)

Apart from targeting a young audience, the company also describes the series as “a delightful, animated TV series perfectly suited for anyone wishing to discover Akan culture and African tradition in general”.

The first season of Little Pokou was released in 2013 and went on to make history by becoming the first 3D animated cartoon from Africa to be shown at the Chelsea Film Festival, an American based international film festival as well as other film festivals around the world.

Kouame Abel, the producer of the series and Chief Executive Officer of Afrika Toon stated that his team produced Little Pokou in two years, spending around €150,000

Recently, the company expanded its operations on the international scene by opening another unit in France.

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