Cartoon Network Africa has a brand-new local series

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CN to the Rescue. Coming soon!
CN to the Rescue. Coming soon!
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  • Cartoon Network Africa has announced its first original production.
  • CN to the Rescue will premiere on YouTube on 14 November.
  • The series stars comedian André Lembwa, who will play four characters in the sitcom.

Cartoon Network Africa has announced its new original production, CN to the Rescue. The seven-episode series will premiere on Cartoon Network Africa's YouTube channel on Friday, 14 November.

The show is set to keep audiences laughing uncontrollably with pure African humour and fresh, imaginative content relating to everyday situations in the African household.

The series centres on Tapiwe Lembwa, a fun-loving creative and Cartoon Network's biggest fan in Africa. With the help of his cartoon friends and visits to his 'Imagination Room' filled with archives of his favourite Cartoon Network episodes, he solves daily household issues in a surprising and imaginative way.


Comedian André Lembwa brings CN to the Rescue to life. He will play not only the central character Tapiwe (aka Taps) but also the three family members: his nerdy brother Garcia, their mom Lyzette and their Gogo.

"I am ecstatic to be part of CN to the Rescue on Cartoon Network Africa's YouTube channel," says André. 

"This collaboration is an all-new format that combines the power of Cartoon Network with the clever use of local comedy and humour. I know that young audiences and families across Africa rate Cartoon Network, and I know they will enjoy the crossover of their favourite channel with their soon-to-be favourite family – The Lembwas!"

Each episode is seven-to-nine-minutes long and will launch weekly from Saturday, 14 November through to Saturday, 19 December.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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