Tales and Legends from Africa

  • Contes et Légendes d'Afrique
Genre : Animation
Type : TV series
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Format : Short
Running time : 13 (in minutes)

NIOMBOR the hare symbolizes the smallest, the most intelligent and the smartest of all animals. He is very intelligent and very smart and thanks to the unique resources of his mind he is able to find his way out of any situation. He plays tricks on others but he isn't mean. He is good by nature, always a winner and always lucky.
It is not NIOMBOR that you will teach how to grimace and even less how to play tricks. NIOMBOR's touch: the most intelligent of all animals.
His companion BOUKI, a carnivorous mammalian that mainly eats decaying carcasses is quite unfriendly. He eats before he thinks. Particularly greedy and unintelligent, he has all the defects of a good hyena but thinks he is smarter than everybody: he is avid and jealous, naïve, a rogue, hypocrite and mean.
He is NIOMBOR's total opposite but sometimes he is his partner and some other times his ideal scapegoat. He never misses an opportunity to play tricks on the little NIOMBOR but he gets caught every time and swears every time that he will never fall into any other trap. He is always trying to find ways to take revenge but it always backfires on him. He is never lucky.

A 52 x 13 minutes animated series


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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