An image of the animated series Iwaju, of a girl grabbing a boy's hand to lead him somewhere, with an electric gecko standing next to them.

A first look at Iwájú was unveiled at D23 earlier this month, whetting appetites for Disney's first collaboration with an outside studio in its 100-year history.

Photo: Kugali

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