Disney will be launching an animated Nigerian comic book series that it has described as a “first of its kind collaboration”.
Iwájú is a comic partnership between pan-African entertainment company Kugali and Disney which will launch on streaming service Disney+ in 2022.
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 first saw an article, from the BBC, that highlighted the pan-African comic book hoping to “kick Disney’s arse”.
Chief creative officer of Disney said
I was intrigued
Here was three talented comic book artists. Their dream was to bring African stories created by African artist to the world, highlighting the diversity of cultures, histories and voices across the continent. Their talents as storytellers blew us away. I’m proud to announce the first of its kind collaboration to bring original long for series to Disney+.