The Walt Disney Company has released A Dogshow with Cat, a South African animation short licensed from Triggerfish Animation Studios.

The three-minute short is part of Disney XD FC, a series of football-themed shorts commissioned from leading animation talent across Europe, Africa, Latin America and the United States.

A Dogshow with Cat is the first animation to come from last year’s Triggerfish Story Lab which was established with the support of South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company.

The short is a teaser for Cape Town artist, Mike Scott’s series of the same name. It’s set in the South African outback and it’s about the antics of a sophisticated dog and his best friend, a feral, obsessive-compulsive cat. Mike is popular for his animated music videos for South African DJ duo Goldfish.

In the teaser, Catlyn, a videogame fanatic, struggles to tell the difference between the real world and the world within her favourite games. When her friend, Doggy Poggy’s head appears to morph into a football, she keeps fighting the urge to kick it.

A Dogshow with Cat is the only short included from Africa.

Tola Agunbiade Author

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