This quirky, locally produced kids’ show is award-winning TV gold, and now, if you’re a ShowMax subscriber living overseas, your kids get to experience all the fun.

Featuring five-minute episodes, the CGI-animated series Jungle Beat, produced in SA, took the world by storm when it launched with its first episode Always Take the Weather With You. Each episode (all named after well-known pop songs) introduces us to different wild animals who have a knack for misadventure – from a monkey who’s scared to breathe out in cold weather to a firefly who’s afraid of the dark. Seasons 1 and 2 are now on ShowMax for subscribers living abroad.

The slapstick antics of these beautifully animated creatures will delight the whole family and, with no dialogue, the series is suitable for even the youngest viewers. Plus, the series won a slew of international awards. Watch now »

Awards and accolades for Jungle Beat:

  • Best Animation at the African Eye Animation Festival (2003).
  • Marble Z award for Best Film from the Children’s Jury at the Zagreb Animation Festival (2003).
  • Audience Award in Sao Paulo and second place in Rio de Janeiro’s Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (2003).
  • Main prize at Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children (2006).
  • Camerio Audience Award at Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski in Canada (2006).
  • Award for Best Series for children at the South African Film and Television Awards (2007).
  • National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Animated Short at the Freeze Frame Festival (2007).
  • Jica Enfants Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (2008).
  • Best Animation at the LG Life’s Good Film Festival in Toronto (2008).
  • Two Platinum awards from the American Pixel Academy (2011).
  • Official selection at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) (2004) and (2013).
  • St Louis International Film Festival (2014).


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Please note: Jungle Beat is only available to international ShowMax subscribers in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. Not all titles are available in all territories. ShowMax brings you the best South African series and movies, from the classics to the latest releases, and from complete box sets to kids’ favourites.

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