Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Kid on the Bok

So...Braveheart works for a company that produces animation, and is the creator of  Jungle Beat (read more here). One of the characters he conceptualized and created was a springbok, that has affectionately been called Bokkie. This character has been adopted by the South African Rugby Union as a mascot, aimed at bringing rugby to the people of South Africa. Here's a little short to show you what I mean:

Bokkie has exploded! And the response to him has been incredible - the clothing is flying off the shelves. To this end, last week, King Arthur and a few other boys had a film shoot with Brian Habana, (a local hero and Springbok rugby player) in preparation for the launch on SABC 3 (watch Top Billing tonight at 1930).

(see King Arthur in the yellow shirt?)

King Arthur was a little overwhelmed given that he hasn't really ever played rugby (he's not even 6 though!), but I think the bug may have bitten!

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