Tinninben Animation

Tinninben Animation focuses on the development of cartoons for public education, behaviour change interventions and children’s education. We, Tinninben Animation, are story tellers.

We are among the inheritors of the great story telling traditions of West Africa brought to this region of the world by slaves. The history, crafts, and culture of a people were preserved in storytelling and by the same means a new generation was educated. In Guyana, at the end of a story, the story teller would say “and the tinnin ben(d) and the story end.” An aluminium can, like those that contain food products, was called a “tinnin” we are not sure what it the connection between the “tinnin” and the end of the story but being faithful to the storytelling tradition we inherited we celebrate the end of a good story in our name.

Operating as usual

[07/27/20]   Series Finale! 18:45H!

[07/13/20]   #QQQ #EP5

Ministry of Health - Guyana

Remind your family and friends to tune in at 18:45h!

Episode 4 will be live this evening at 18:45h on the Ministry of Public Health - Guyana page. Don't miss it!

Ministry of Health - Guyana

We’re live!

Episode 3 of the Quintin Quarantine Quartet. An animated mini-series featuring a family's journey and efforts at observing the stay at home guidance provided by the Ministry of Public Health to combat the spread of COVID-19

Ministry of Health - Guyana

Ministry of Health - Guyana

Tune In!

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Ministry of Health - Guyana

Episode 1 of the Quintin Quarantine Quartet. An animated mini-series featuring a family's journey and efforts at observing the stay at home guidance provided by the Ministry of Public Health to combat the spread of COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health will be premiering Episode 1 of the Quintin Quarantine Quartet. An animated mini-series featuring a family's journey and efforts at observing the stay at home guidance provided by the Ministry of Public Health. View live on the Ministry of Public Health's page https://www.facebook.com/mophguyana/live/

shadowandact.com

'Hair Love' Wins Best Animated Short Film At 2020 Oscars

https://shadowandact.com/hair-love-wins-best-animated-short-film-at-2020-oscars

shadowandact.com Hair Love from director Matthew A. Cherry and producer...

Toon Boom Animation

ICYMI: We spoke with Sergio Pablos about Klaus, Netflix’s first original animated feature. See what he had to say about the production process and the future of 2D animation.

Toon Boom Animation

Klaus premiered on Netflix today, Disney+ launched with 10 million subscribers, and Nickelodeon is planning more series for streaming. How was your week?

Toon Boom Animation

Looking for another interview about Klaus? Befores & Afters goes into detail with The SPA Studios on their breakthrough in volumetric lighting.

Talented cartoonist Roxana recently joined the Tinninben Team. She's already contributing to ongoing projects at Tinninben. Watch out for her work. Roxana rocks!

Watch Wilver Work. Our newest artist, Wilver, joined the Tinninben team at the beginning of October. Wilver is both well educated and very experienced in his craft. Wilver is already making a significant impact on our current projects. We are delighted to have him in the studio.

Our newest intern, Vijay Sharma, from Queen's College, hard at work in pursuit of his passion in animation.

insider.com

How Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' was animated

Have you ever wondered how the #animation process works?

Check out this fun & informative video on how the iconic movie "Toy Story 4" was created:
https://www.insider.com/pixar-disney-toy-story-4-how-animated-start-finish-2019-7?jwsource=cl&fbclid=IwAR234T3wQkI_-5nZkSU4SKloVIC9tkpzyDmMDtF4qbWYNmvIA4k1MBrAPio

insider.com Go behind the scenes at Pixar to see how the new "Toy Story" movie was created and witness the step-by-step progression of the animation in the film.

Congratulations to our very own animator Courtney Douglas, for placing 1st in the drawing category and 3rd in the painting category of the 4th Guyana Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition.

#Drawing: My First Teacher
#Painting: Playing Phagwah

Additionally, a special Congratulations to our storyboard artist, Tammy Walker on capturing the "Promise Award" for her two paintings "Evolution & Emanation".

Tagman Media

Collaboration in the works for Tagman, Tinninben, and Antionette Rolle.

Tinninben Animation

Today we join in observing International Girls in ICT Day.
#CelebratingGirlsinICT

Today we join in observing International Girls in ICT Day.
#CelebratingGirlsinICT

Tagman Media

Alana just won the first prize in the singing competition at Lodge Secondary School. The competition was for an opportunity to try out to sing on the next animated production from our Tinninben Animation studio. Tagman and Tinninben are participating in an ICT Outreach to school being undertaken by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications.

Our core team, even though there are more than 30 others involved in our animation projects.

"Computers and software are sold in stores and once you have money you could buy. Real talent is different though, you have to recognise it, recruit it, and then give it the freedom to flourish. That's the difference between us and the others." - T. Alex Graham, Chief Storyteller

As we observe #IndigenousDay under the theme "Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement", we reflect on the contributions of our first people. #WeAreIndigenous, #IndigenousDay, #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Photo (Sketch) Credit: Courtney Douglas

Dr. Rosh Khan visited our studio today to give us a Check Up. Awesome insights, Dr Rosh is the plug!!!

Animator Carlos Savory was very animated at the ICT Youth Fair.

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Caribbean Telecommunications Union

Using animation to effect change.

Courtney Douglas, Tinninben Animation, #Guyana, shows an animated video which brings awareness to social issues in Guyana. #CTUICTRoadshow #Berbice Ministry of Public Telecommunications

Caribbean Telecommunications Union

Alex Graham, Chief Storyteller, making the Tinninben presentation at the CTU Caribbean ICT Roadshow during the Future Casting Session.

CTU ICT ROADSHOW GUYANA https://t.co/rv95ikpVN3

Tinninben Artist and Animator Courtney Douglas introducing Animation to youth in Annai when the CTU Caribbean ICT Roadshow travelled to the interior location. The response was encouraging and we are planning to return to conduct a workshop and scout for talent.

This is the character drawn by Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretary General, at the Tinninben Booth at the ICT Youth Fair during the CTU Caribbean ICT Roadshow.

Carlos Savory, Tinninben Artist and Animator, demonstrating techniques to young people and Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretary General at the ICT Youth Fair during the CTU Caribbean ICT Roadshow in Georgetown.

Our Story

We, Tinninben Animation, are storytellers. We are among the inheritors of the great storytelling traditions of West Africa brought to this region of the world by slaves. The history, crafts, and culture of a people were preserved in storytelling and by the same means a new generation was educated. In Guyana, at the end of a story, the story teller would say “and the tinnin ben(d) and the story end.” An aluminium can, like those that contain food products, was called a “tinnin” we are not sure what is the connection between the “tinnin” and the end of the story but being faithful to the storytelling tradition we inherited we celebrate the end of a good story in our name.

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