Is there any parent here wanting a more African or Nigerian TV content for their kids? Bino and Fino is an African educational cartoon show, currently in production, about a brother and sister who live in a modern day city in sub-Saharan Africa. A 24-minute TV feature of the show has been broadcast in the UK, South Africa, online for free, and at festivals. To help complete a 26 episode first season, the filmmakers have started a campaign to raise $50,000.
Bino and Fino is created by Adamu Waziri, a Nigerian animator and produced by his company EVCL, and is for children mainly between the ages of 3 and 6. The series teaches aspects of African history, culture and languages to them. In each episode Bino and Fino, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly and their family, discover and learn things about the world.
With the funds raised, EVCL will be able to produce the 26 episode season and get it to market. $50,000 is only part of the budget needed. The project has already received production funding from various private investors and institutions. The show has been featured on Vox Africa, CNN, the BBC amongst others. It's also already received interest from sales agents, broadcasters and distributors.
The goal is a 2013 debut of the series.
Here are some quotes from fans on the show's Facebook Page.
‘I LOVE BINO AND FINO, and so does my son!!!’
‘We don’t have African cartoons so this coming now is a breath of fresh air. But I’d love it if kids can get to watch it on local stations. Job well done.’
‘Our daughter, 19 months old, just counted to 10 in Yoruba while watching Bino and Fino!’
You can ‘like’ the Bino and Fino Facebook page here. http://www.facebook.com/binoandfino
Watch the Pilot episode here http://youtu.be/rQ5sOMOYwkQ and then head over to their
Make your contribution at the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign here http://igg.me/p/221599?a=34228.
By supporting the producers of this show, you will be a part of introducing a new African voice into the world of children’s entertainment.