The Magic Lion

The Magic Lion

| 6 min

This animated short is about a Kenyan boy who goes on a quest to save the life of his sick grandfather. In his search for healers in a mysterious village, he encounters a strange lion caught in a trap. Upon being freed, the lion gratefully takes the boy on an adventure.

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  • director
    Charles Githinji
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • voice
    Michael Dobson
    Comfort Adesuwa Ero
  • composer
    Celso Muchado
  • music recording
    Sidney Perez
  • editor
    Ian Roe
  • sound design
    Alex MacFarlane
  • research
    Joy Russell
  • consultant - animation
    Claire Maxwell
  • consultant - technical
    Rubén Möller
  • consultant - content
    Reg Denis
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli

  • ashtavakra

    It is such a wonderful film executed with the simplicity of the folk fantasy. I am always moved by the rich imagination of the poor and the tribal folk who use fantasy to combat their helpless and hopeless situations. Kudos to the maker and the team!

    ashtavakra, 16 Feb 2011