African toon Iwájú set for Disney+
Iwájú, an animated sci-fi series series produced by African entertainment company Kugali Media and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is set to debut on global streamer Disney+ next year.
The series is Disney’s first collaboration with an external animation studio in the company’s 100-year history.
Iwájú – meaning ‘future’ in Yoruba – is set in a futuristic Lagos and explores class, innocence, inequality and challenging the status quo. Details of the storyline are scant but it revolves around a rich heiress and a poor boy, Tola and Kole respectively. Tola also owns a giant robotic lizard as a pet.
The six-episode series is created and directed by Ziki Nelson, executive produced by Jennifer Lee and produced by Tolu Olowofoyeko, co-founder of Kugali Media.