Fiche Film
Jock of the bushveld
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Type : animation


Jock du Bushveld a 4 jambes courts et un grand coeur. Ce chien est un icône en Afrique du Sud, il est désormais en 3D.

Premier film d’animation en 3D de l’Afrique du Sud,

réalisé par Duncan MacNeillie,

avec la voix de l’Archevêque Desmond Tutu.

Prod : Jock Animation
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4 short legs, one huge heart.
Jock of the Bushveld is Africa’s great animal classic.

Now, a 3D animated movie is being made by Duncan MacNeillie and his team!

Jock of the Bushveld (Animated stereoscopic 3D movie)

Jock, our hero, is confident, enthusiastic, curious and fearless. He’s our pugnacious and loyal runt of the litter that wins against all odds. Set in the Bushveld near what is today the world famous Kruger Park region of South Africa, the story is about Jock’s adventures with Fitz, his master. Jock escapes death, builds crazy friendships and displays his unrivalled loyalty to Fitz.

As the runt, nothing comes easy to Jock, but with his mother Jess’ love and guidance he turns into Africa’s great hero. The thought of failure never enters his mind.

The story is set in the late 1880s when Africa’s mineral richness, teeming animal life and incomparable natural beauty drew and captivated explorers and adventurers from all over the world. A place where big game roamed in their thousands and the wildest tales were true!

The storyline focuses on the animals, and it is from their point of view that the story unfolds…..some of the characters you will meet are: Jess, Jock’s mom who is fiercely loyal and protective; Fitz, Jock’s human partner and friend; Pezulu, the colourful rooster, a comic character who’s over the top, noisy and who ‘shoots from the hip’; George, the antagonistic baboon – a villain with a mission to destroy Jock; Basil, a flamboyant, gossiping monkey who’s one liners epitomize his wit; Jim, a powerful Zulu warrior who respects and admires Jock’s loyalty and bravery; Snarly, an opportunistic witty mongrel; and then Polly, a beautiful French poodle who, although she can be rather snobbish, is the desire of both Jock and Snarly.

Jock of the Bushveld is a great story and the only animal classic to come out of Africa.

The Studio and Animation:
At the end of 2007 Duncan MacNeillie together with a small team of animators moved from Nelspruit to Johannesburg to start production on Jock of the Bushveld, a full length 3D animated feature film. The team has grown to 25 talented over the last 3 years. Mid way through 2009 the decision was made to complete the film in Stereoscopic. Production is due to wrap up in December 2010.
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