Disney+ announced recently that Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, the new 10-part anthology of animated short films, will premiere exclusively on the 5th of July 2023. The announcement was made in conjunction with World Africa Day.
The artwork is an original illustration by Nigerian artist and director Shofela Coker, the creator of the short film “Moremi”.
Featuring stories from creators hailing from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” promises to take viewers on an unforgettable ride into Africa’s future, presenting visions of the continent as never before seen.
A new generation of animation creators makes these ten short films, drawing on uniquely African perspectives to imagine brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters. This is Africa, as you’ve never seen it before. “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” is not just a series for kids and families, but also for adult animation and anime fans alike.
The 10 films includes: “Stardust“ (Ahmed Teilab, Egypt), “Mkhuzi: The Spirit Racer“ (Simangaliso “Panda” Sibaya and Malcolm Wopé, South Africa), “Hatima“ (Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane, South Africa), “Enkai“ (Ng’endo Mukii, Kenya),“Moremi“ (Shofela Coker, Nigeria), “Surf Sangoma“ (Nthato Mokgata and Catherine Green, South Africa), “Mukudzei“(Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove, Zimbabwe), “First Totem Problems“ (Tshepo Moche, South Africa),“Herderboy“ (Raymond Malinga, Uganda) and “You Give Me Heart“ (Lesego Vorster, South Africa).
“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” is executively produced by Peter Ramsey (co-director of the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”), alongside Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston from Triggerfish, the lead studio on this anthology.
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