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Kugali's CEO On Making Animation History with Disney

With its upcoming series, Iwájú, the media company is at the forefront of African animation's global breakthrough, but it doesn't want viewers on the continent to get left behind.

“We have been working on this for a couple of years so there’s a relief in seeing something you have nurtured get to this point,” Kugali’s new CEO Danson Njoka tells OkayAfrica. Over a Zoom call, while working from his London apartment, Njoka speaks fondly about Iwájú, the sci-fi animated series created with Disney that will finally reach audiences next year. At the D23 Expo earlier this month in California, a first look at the series was unveiled, as part of the studio’s upcoming content slate, making it all the more real.

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South African Animators Colour Outside of the Lines in New Documentary

Watch the new 25-minute documentary 'Also For Grownups: Emerging Voices In South African Animation' which is now available on Showmax.

A new 25-minute documentary titled Also For Grownups: Emerging Voices In South African Animation is now available on Showmax and explores South Africa's explosive animation scene back in 2019 as a result of Netflix's first animated Original from Africa, Triggerfish's series Mama K's Team 4. Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, the series follows four teenage girls living in the neo-futuristic African city of Lusaka, Zambia, where they get recruited by a retired secret agent who strives to save the world. Also For Grownups: Emerging Voices In South African Animation was directed by Tim Wege and Pete O'Donoghue and highlights the future of the next generation of African animators.
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Watch the Adorable Trailer for The Gambia's First Animated Series

Fye Network introduces the characters Princess Halima, Bakary on Safari and Samba and Batch for The Gambia's first ever animated series for children.

Trap Bob Is the 'Proud Habesha' Illustrator Creating Colorful Campaigns for the Digital Age

The DMV-based artist speaks with OkayAfrica about the themes in her work, collaborating with major brands, and how her Ethiopian heritage informs her work.

The Official Trailer for 'Malika: Warrior Queen' Is Here

Malika surely means business in the clip that sets the scene for YouNeek Studios' newest animated pilot.

Interview: Adesua Etomi Is Set To Star in YouNeek Studios' Animated Pilot for 'Malika: Warrior Queen'

We catch up with YouNeek Studios founder and writer of the series, Roye Okupe, for an exclusive rundown on how the animated series came to be.

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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.