Disney EMEA announced the launch of two new African series, the sci-fi anthology series “Kizazi Moto: Generation of Fire”, a 10-part collection of original films that will premiere on the streaming service in 2022 and a musical kids show titled “Kiff” from South Africa.
Michael Paull, President, Disney+ and ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company, added: “We are bringing the work of a visionary new generation of African filmmakers to Disney+. In addition to delivering thrilling animation for fans of all ages, this collection of ten original films taps into the Afrofuturism phenomenon which was turbo-charged by Marvel’s Black Panther and reflects Disney’s ongoing commitment to partnering with leading global talent to tell the stories of the world from fresh and authentic points of view.”
“Kizazi Moto derives from the Swahili phrase ‘kizazi cha moto’ which literally translates as ‘fire generation,’ capturing the passion, innovation and excitement this new cohort of African filmmakers is ready to bring to the world. ‘Moto’ also means fire in several other African languages.
“Kiff” on the other hand, is a musical comedy show for older kids about an energetic squirrel named Kiff and her bunny bestie Barry.
“‘Kiff’ in South Africa is slang for cool, awesome or rad, it’s the pinnacle,” Nic Smal, Executive producer said. “Like a good pair of blue jeans, it will never go out of style. That’s what the world needs. If the world comes at you with bad vibes and you show love and kindness, they got nothing.”
“Like a good pair of blue jeans, it will never go out of style. That’s what the world needs. If the world comes at you with bad vibes and you show love and kindness, they got nothing,” he added.