South Africa’s third Triggerfish animated feature, ‘Seal Team’, is among the top ten global films for the week ending January 9, 2022, on Netflix with over 10 million hours of viewing, making it the ninth most-watched film on Netflix in 27 countries.
The protagonist of Seal Team, which premiered on New Year’s Eve, is Quinn, a seal that spends his days lounging in the sun, splashing in the lovely waters off the coast of Cape Town, and swimming for his life from Great White Sharks. Quinn decides it’s time for the food chain to strike back and gathers a motley crew of like-minded seals bold, foolish, and insane enough to teach those sharks a lesson.
Jessie T. Usher stars as Quinn, alongside Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Emmy winner Matthew Rhys, Emmy nominee Kristen Schaal, four-time Annie Awards nominee Patrick Warburton, and South African stars Sharlto Copley and John Kani.
Grammy Award winner Seal plays a singing seal named Seal Seal, and Lundgren (from The Expendables) plays a dolphin named Dolph – two castings that reveal everything you need to know about the film’s humour and how smoothly everything fell into place for the production.
Greig Cameron, a South African writer-director, makes his feature film debut with Seal Team, based on a story by Wayne Thornley (Adventures in Zambezia) and Brian and Jason Cleveland.
“Believe it or not, our underwater military animal team is modelled after a real unit that trains seals and dolphins how to disarm mines. “Admittedly, the real-life version isn’t likely to be armed with exploding sardines and colour-changing octo-suits made out of octopi,” Cameron remarked.