Disney Animation Studios has announced its first collaboration with an outside studio in 100 years, as well as its first original series: Iwájú.
Revealed at D23, Iwájú is a “love letter to Nigeria” and is made in collaboration with Kugali Media. It’s set in a futuristic version of Lagos, and follows a wealthy heiress and a poor boy named Tola, who is described as stubborn, eager, and charismatic. Tola teams up with a questionable ally, Otin, over the course of the story.
Journey into a futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria with this FIRST LOOK of Disney Animation and Kugali’s Iwájú!
— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) September 10, 2022
The series is currently deep in animation production and is expected sometime in 2023. A clip was shown at D23, but unfortunately Disney hasn’t made it more widely available.