NickToons in association with local animation studio, Sunrise Productions have proudly developed it’s first South African animation for the channel.
Munki and Trunk is set to air on April 2 at 5.15pm on NickToons (DStv channel 308).
Munki and Trunk is a dialogue-free 3D animated TV series for kids aged 4 to 7. Munki is a vine-swinging force of nature, hungry for bananas and adventure. Trunk is a big-hearted elephant who loves to nurture and play. These unlikely best friends explore their world together, facing fears and helping friends along the way. It’s the most fun you can have in the jungle.
Munki and Trunk is great African storytelling with relatable characters featuring strong themes of friendship and edutainment in a wholesome child-friendly manner.
Channel Director for Nickelodeon, NickToons and Nick Jr in Africa, Tasania Parsadh, said the focus of the show is to teach kids while doing something they enjoy.
“NickToons places a strong focus on educational and entertaining content with great stories and characters that empower kids to learn while they play. Munki and Trunk specifically brings in wholesome themes of friendship, laughter and humor, cultivating a love and awareness of nature and its environment together with problem solving, which is very in line with our programming for the channel.”
Producer Tim Keller said Munki and Trunk is a beautifully crafted series with wonderful characters and brilliantly funny storylines.
“At Sunrise there’s an intense focus on quality, from the storytelling and the animation right down to the moss on the rocks in the background. We are delighted that the show will premiere on NickToons, it’s the perfect home for Munki and Trunk”, he said.