Sesame Street Teams Up With Jamaican Animators


Sesame Street Teams Up With Jamaican Animators

KingstOOn Festival and Sesame Workshop declare winning pitch group; UWI liveliness understudies, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle picked to quicken their ’11 Robot Reggae Band’ film for the legendary show’s 52th season, with neighborhood illustrator George Hay set to coach and prompt.

As a feature of their new occasion, the KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival and Sesame Workshop facilitated a call for pitches for energized short movies to be considered for Sesame Street’s Season 52.

The triumphant group was reported at the finish of the celebration, which occurred for all intents and purposes April 21-25; a neighborhood creation group, including two understudies enlisted at the University of the West Indies (UWI), was chosen to deliver their enlivened short film, 11 Robot Reggae Band, for the 52nd period of the adored youngsters’ arrangement. The liveliness understudies, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle will work with neighborhood artists and counselors/tutors George Hay.

“We are beyond words…“It’s truly a great honor for us to be working on a project for Sesame Street. The whole world will be seeing this. It’s a very big deal,” remarked Irving.

The group was chosen from a pool of contestants who reacted to a call for pitches from Sesame Workshop, the philanthropic instructive association behind Sesame Street. The call for pitches was available to Jamaican residents just as lasting inhabitants selected as understudies. Specialists were welcome to submit pitches to be looked into by Sesame Street Film Producer, Kimberly Wright, for enlivened and blended media short movies.

“We are so excited to commission 11 Robot Reggae Band for our Season 52 line-up, and to work with Chevon, Tajha, and George,” commented Wright. Sesame Street has a long history in Jamaica; first through its organization with Beaches Resorts and now with KingstOOn. We’re satisfied to keep displaying the important ability of nearby artists and specialists.”

KingstOOn was coordinated by the Government of Jamaica through the Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) Project, as a team with the World Bank. The targets of KingstOOn are to furnish Jamaican and Caribbean artists with approaches to keep finding out about the worldwide business; set out open doors for makers to create benefits from their undertakings; and to grandstand assorted substance, including film and liveliness items from around the world.