PUPPET NATION was originally launched in South Africa in 2009 as ZANEWS -- a satirical daily news briefing with skits that turn politicians and celebs into larger than life latex characters.
Over the past six years, we have won more awards in SA than any other comedy program online and on tv -- Bookmarks, Pixels, Handspring Puppet awards, PR Awards, and SAFTA's (South Africa's Emmy Awards). For an updated awards listing - click HERE.
In 2014, we started producing PUPPET NATION USA - international news segments for the South African half hour tv show, PUPPET NATION ZA. Many of our international news clips and skits are posted on this site. In 2015, PUPPET NATION ZA won 7 SAFTAS and was nominated for the International Emmy for Best TV Comedy.
And we've earned praise from Desmond Tutu, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, BBC, CNN, Helen Zille, and loyal fans around the world.
PUPPET NATION and ZANEWS are BOTH WORLDS productions. If you are interested in more information about production and sponsorship opportunities, please call:
Thierry Cassuto , Cape Town: +27(0)21 801-1256 Robert Gibralter, New York: +1 (646) 321-0855