Tinga Tinga Tales

British-Kenyan animated television series

Tinga Tinga Tales is a British-Kenyan children's television series. It was on television from 2010 to 2011. Most of the stories are African folk tales about animals.[2]

Tinga Tinga Tales
GenreChildren's Television
Voices ofEugene Muchiri
Shaun Parkes
Johnnie Fiori
Lenny Henry
Patrice Naiambana
Miriam Margolyes
Theme music composerEric Wainaina
Aaron Rimbui
Opening theme"Tinga Tinga Tinga"
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • Kenya
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52[1]
Running time11 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Release15 February 2010 (2010-02-15) –
31 March 2011 (2011-03-31)
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Tinga Tinga Tales was named after Tanzania's Tingatinga art. It was made in Nairobi, Kenya by Tiger Aspect Productions and Homeboyz Entertainment. Tiger Aspect built the first animation studio in the city to make Tinga Tinga Tales. They taught people who lived in Nairobi how to make the animation and sounds for the show.[3]

There was also a Tinga Tinga Tales: The Musical performed on stage. It was first done at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi in 2018.[4]


  1. Chonghaile, Clar Ni (8 July 2010). "Tinga Tinga puts Kenyan animation on the map". The Africa Report. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. Denis Mwangi (August 7, 2020). "11 Brilliant Kids Shows on Showmax That Kenyan Kids Will Love". Kenyans. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  3. "Tinga Tinga Tales". Tiger Aspect. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  4. "Herrick Goldman Reflects Magic of Tinga Tinga Tales With Help from Chauvet Professional". ET Now. November 15, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2021.