Disney has unveiled an anthology of animated sci-fi films by up-and-coming African creators. Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire will feature ten films, each around ten minutes long, and will launch exclusively on streamer Disney+ in late 2022.
South Africa’s Triggerfish will serve as lead studio on the project, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey onboard as executive producer, and Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston as supervising producers. The ten projects, which were selected from a continent-wide pitching process, are created by artists from six nations: South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Uganda, and Kenya.
Kizazi Moto was presented at Disney EMEA’s studio focus at Annecy today. Each film, we learned, will seek to answer the question: “What does Africa’s future look like from an African perspective?” Orion Ross, vp of animation for Disney EMEA, cited the popularity of Afrofuturism, “turbocharged by Marvel’s Black Panther,” as the context for the production.