The Magic Lion

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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Charles Githinji
George Johnson
executive producer
Svend-Erik Eriksen
Michael Dobson
Comfort Adesuwa Ero
Celso Muchado
Ian Roe
sound design
Alex MacFarlane
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

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