Friday, August 12, 2016

Disney Africa's first long-form local South African show, Disney Cookabout on SABC2, goes on a youth cooking adventure through the Western Cape.

Disney Cookabout that just started on Fridays at 15:30 on SABC2 is Disney Africa's first long-form series produced in South Africa and is a weekly youth food preparation and cooking adventure game show.

Produced by Penguin Films for The Walt Disney Company Africa, Disney Cookabout presented by Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi, travels across the Western Cape in the 26 half-hour episodes with a group of young "cooktestants" all in search of the freshest ingredients.

Halfway through every episode of Disney Cookabout a 3-minute Disney Channel Mickey Mouse animation appears, before returning to the show to follow the progress of the "cooktestants".

Each week the "cooktestants" battle it out to take home the Silver Spoon as they carry out challenges at the various locations and attempt to create the tastiest dish in the kitchen – all in a race to be awarded the Cookabout Golden Trophy.

"Through Disney Cookabout’s action-packed, fun-filled approach to sourcing food and creating delicious and nutritious meals, we hope that kids and families will be inspired to take an active interest in their well-being and encouraged to lead healthy lifestyles," says Christine Service, the senior vice president and country manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa.

"With exploration, comedy and fascinating insights added into the mix, we are thrilled to be presenting something fresh, new and entertaining for South African audiences."

"As our first ever local, long-form television series production, Disney Cookabout reaffirms Disney's commitment to contributing to the local creative community, creating and distributing content that is not only globally connected but locally relevant too."

During production with executive producer Roberta DurrantDisney Cookabout visited 21 locations, including organic farms, spice shops and food markets across the Western Cape with nearly 200 kids who auditioned to be a part of the show. Disney Cookabout was filmed over 32 days and 78 meals were cooked.