The reaction to the release of our cartoon has really been a pleasant surprise. First of all thank you to everyone who has taken the time to talk to us and give us their feedback here, our Facebook page and calling us and passing by our studios.
Whether it’s Bino 7 Fino or another African generated cartoon for children it seems people are really welcoming the idea. And that’s just not only amongst Africans. The appetite is there. We’ve talked to a few parents and many have even offered to write episodes for Bino & Fino, give us ideas and help us in so many ways. They see the cartoon as filling so many roles. Some parents want a more educational slant whereas others want a more fun element.
Some others want the cartoon to be really afro-centric. For example people have said that the subject of Independence Day of many African countries was handled incorrectly by us. In fact we should be stating that before colonialism Africans were independent. That took us by surprise. But it was interesting to see how passionate people felt.
It actually made us realize that even though we thought we were just doing a cartoon, people see it as something beyond that. I’m not just referring to Bino &Fino. I’ve always thought that black and African children have been seriously underserved when it comes to cartoon content and general programming. But it has been interesting to hear it confirmed in spades by viewers out there.