Mom, daughter animated over sweet success with medical cartoon

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Mom, daughter animated over sweet success with medical cartoon

An animated series, which looks at diabetes, is making waves locally and internationally, and there’s more to come

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A Johannesburg anaesthetist has hit the snooze button on her 26-year career to team up with her artist daughter to tackle pressing medical issues through animation.

Dr Tshepo Maaka and her daughter, Kabelo, a 25-year-old animator and illustrator, tried their hands at the genre with their first short documentary, 3 Teaspoons of Sugar, which featured at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France recently.

Maaka set up Cabblow Studios with Kabelo and it took them about five months to make the 14-minute film, which has become their launch pad into the world of medical animation...

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