Disney teams up with Pan-African creators for new animated series

Disney teams up with Pan-African creators for new animated series

The series, called Iwájú, is set to debut on Disney+ in 2022.


The story of how Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer found this group of African artists is actually quite surprising, considering the fact that they wanted to "kick Disney's arse".

After seeing the above video Jennifer Michelle Lee was incredibly intrigued by Kugali and the comic book that was featured in the video and now this collaboration is the first of its kind!

The founders of Kugali Tolu Olowofoyeku, Ziki Nelson, and Hamid Ibrahim’s dreams are very simple: they want to bring African stories, created by African creatives,  to the world through the magic of animation and comics.

The series Iwájú, which roughly translates to "The Future", is a science fiction story set in Lagos, Nigeria, that addresses themes of class, innocence, and challenging the status quo.

Like the rest of Kugali's stories, it aims to respect Africa's history, embrace the present and imagine the future of Africa.

We can't wait to see what else this collaboration will bring forth in coming years!

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Main image courtesy of Twitter.

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