Disney+ Taps Top African Talent for Animated Anthology “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”

Fourteen creators from six African countries will bring their unique visions to audiences around the world with “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”, a Disney+ Original.

The 10-part collection of premium original films is set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ in late 2022.

This animated anthology brings together a new wave of animation stars to take you on a wildly entertaining ride into Africa’s future. Inspired by the continent’s diverse histories and cultures, these action-packed sci-fi and fantasy stories present bold visions of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters imagined from uniquely African perspectives.

Peter Ramsey, Academy Award®-winning director of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, will serve as executive producer for the anthology, with Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston serving as supervising producers. Triggerfish will be the lead studio for the anthology and will collaborate with animation studios across the continent and globally.

More than 70 leading directors and creators across Africa were invited to pitch their ideas for “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”, following a multi-year research phase that included input from Ghanaian comic book blogger Kadi Tay, award-winning Congolese animation supervisor Sidney Kimbo-Kintombo, and Namibian-South African producer Bridget Pickering. The process was curated and produced by the team at Triggerfish, including Nyeke, Silverston and Kevin Kriedemann, who proposed the initial idea for the anthology. Fifteen shortlisted projects were mentored by Ramsey and the creative teams from Triggerfish and Disney.

The final 10 films will come from the following creators:

  • Ahmed Teilab (Egypt)
  • Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya and Malcolm Wope (South Africa)
  • Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane (South Africa)
  • Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya)
  • Shofela Coker (Nigeria)
  • Nthato Mokgata and Terence Neale (South Africa)
  • Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove (Zimbabwe)
  • Tshepo Moche (South Africa)
  • Raymond Malinga (Uganda)
  • Lesego Vorster (South Africa)

Each film will be roughly 10 minutes long and together will comprise a feature-length anthology of original animation to be released as a Disney+ Original around the world.

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