South African animation “Seal Team” makes Netflix’s most-watched list
South African animation film directed by Greig Cameron and written by Wayne Thornley Seal Team hit Netflix on 31 December 2021.
0 to The South African, since then, the film produced by the award-winning production company Triggerfish has broken onto Netflix’s most-watched list achieving the ninth spot in 27 countries.
Seal Team is an animation film that follows Quinn, a seal who spends his days in the waters off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Quinn rallies up his team of brave seals to fight back against the great white sharks in the waters.
The film directed by South African director Greig Cameron features an all-star cast including the likes of Jessie T Usher, JK Simmons, Matthew Rhys, Kristen Schaal and Patrick Warburton. Grammy award-winning singer Seal also stars in the film as a singing seal.
South African actors who feature in the film are Sharlto Copley who starred in District 9 and the science fiction-action film Chappie. Legendary actor John Kani also stars in Seal Team.
According to Sunday World, one week after Seal Team was launched on Netflix, the animation amassed over 10 million hours of watch time around the world.
The publication also reports that the film achieved the ninth spot on Netflix’s most-watched list in 27 countries and had gathered a large fan base in Mexico, Paraguay, Mauritius, Reunion Island and South Africa.
Director Greig Cameron previously described the film as “a love letter to the silly over-the-top 80s and 90s action movies” he wanted to watch as a young boy.