CN to the Rescue, Cartoon Network’s original local production, returns for a new season. With authentic African humour and fresh, inventive content that mixes the forces of live-action comedy with great animation.
Following the massive success of season one, which was the most-watched show across all kids’ channels in South Africa in January 2021, CN to the Rescue2 takes us deeper into the adventurous parallel world of Tapiwa’s ‘Imagination Room.’ The lines between reality and animation blur here, the story becomes more realistic, and the adventure becomes even crazier than ever!
André Lembwa, the wacky ‘slap-chic’ African comedian, reprises his roles as all five characters, including the new long-lost uncle. With his surprising comedy and humour, he expertly brings all of the characters in the show to life. Season two, directed by Howard James Fyvie, a multi-talented Capetonian filmmaker, builds on the first season’s colourful themes by focusing on ordinary events in African households. The latest instalment features a lot more of Cape Town and has a lot more local flavour. Season 2 has a real series feel, with a consistent storyline that will have viewers coming back episode after episode.
“CN to the Rescue is exactly the type of show that inspired me as a kid – it’s all about family, adventure, and imagination.” “What’s interesting about this show is that it’s wrapped in a uniquely African aesthetic with a true local flavour,” Fyvie explains. “It was a pleasure, a challenge, and a miracle all rolled into one.” Thanks to WarnerMedia for believing in us and enabling us to pursue our passions!”
According to Ariane Suveg, Head of Kids channels Africa, France, and Israel, “bringing CN to the Rescue back with nine 11-minute brand-new episodes is a fantastic example of Cartoon Network’s dedication to developing local programming that resonates with the African audience.” Moreover, this show is genuinely local: not only are the creators African, but the entire production team hails from the continent, offering new content that adheres to Cartoon Network’s requirement of showcasing surprising, unexpected, amusing, and dynamic content!”