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Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix Animated Comedy Starring Tiffany Haddish, 'Tuca & Bertie'

Catch the 30-something bird women duo get into some shenanigans in their technicolor animal world.

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Tuca & Bertie—the streaming platform's new animated comedy from the makers of BoJack Horseman starring Tiffany Haddish, Deadline reports.

Haddish voices Tuca—a confident and care-free toucan who navigates being 30-something with her best friend and building mate, Bertie—an anxious songbird voiced by comedian Ali Wong.

In the trailer, you'll catch Tuca and Bertie's infectious dynamic as they navigate their day-to-day challenges as bird women. The duo also seems to get into some shenanigans in their technicolor animal world.

Check it out below.


Tuca & Bertie | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix youtu.be

Ahead of its release on Netflix on May 3, Tuca & Bertie will make its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival as part of its Tribeca TV program on May 1—with the co-stars as well as creator Lisa Hanawalt present.

"I saw her in Girls' Trip and fell in love with her—it was the funniest movie I'd seen in years," Hanawalt says of Haddish in Netflix's first look video. "I watched it and was like, 'Oh my God, she's such a Tuca.'"

Tuca & Bertie was animated at ShadowMachine, with production led by The Tornante Company. Haddish and Hanawalt are executive producers alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen.

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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