Disney has announced a partnership with pan-African entertainment company Kugali to create an animated science fiction series it describes as a “first-of-its-kind collaboration”.
The Iwájú series will debut on the streaming service Disney+ in 2022.
Iwájú means “The Future” in the Yoruba language.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer said that the show is set in Lagos and steeped in science-fiction and explores “deep themes of class, innocence and challenging the status quo”.
Disney animation has tweeted a sneak peek at the series’ artwork.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Disney Animation and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali will team up to create an all-new, science fiction series coming to #DisneyPlus in 2022: Iwájú. Check out a first look at visual development art from the series. pic.twitter.com/9iuWFDr61T
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) December 11, 2020
Kugali was founded by three friends Ziki Nelson (Nigeria), Hamid Ibrahim (Uganda) and Tolu Olowofoyeku (Nigeria).