By Henry Iheanacho
American media and entertainment company, Walt Disney, commonly known as Disney, has announced a landmark collaboration with Nigerian-owned entertainment firm, Kugali.
The California based mass media firm has gone into a first-of-its-kind co-production deal with Kugali to create an animated series for African audiences.
According to Disney, the animation department of the production company, Disney Animation will team up with Kugali to create an animated science fiction series.
The company made the announcement on December 11, 2020.
”In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, @DisneyAnimation 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,” It wrote on Twitter.
Also, the co-founder of Kugali, Tolu Olowofoyeku reacted to the development, saying it had been a struggle keeping the secret to himself all this while.
”It’s been a struggle keeping this a secret but now that they’ve announced it, una no go hear word. My startup @Kugalimedia is making an animated series with Walt Disney Animation Studios!”