Disney will take you on an epic journey into Africa’s future in the upcoming anthology Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.

The short film collection is inspired by the continent’s diverse histories and cultures. These action-packed sci-fi and fantasy stories present bold visions of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters imagined from uniquely African perspectives. 

The Kizazi Moto films come from African filmmakers, with Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey (Into the Spider-Verse) serving as executive producer for the anthology.

“I’m really pleased to be part of a ground-breaking, fresh and exciting project that’s aimed at exposing the world to a whole new wave of creativity and invention from a place that is just ready to explode onto the world animation scene,” said Ramsey. “The films in the anthology kind of run the gamut when it comes to science fiction. There are stories that touch on other worlds, time travel, and alien beings, but all of these genre conventions are seen through an African lens that makes them totally new. I can’t wait for people to have their minds blown and say ‘I want more!’”

More than 70 leading directors and creators across the continent pitched ideas for the anthology. The multi-year process included input from Ghanian comic book blogger Kadi Tay; award-winning Congolese animation supervisor Sidney Kimbo-Kintombo (Avengers: Endgame); and Namibian-South African producer Bridget Pickering (Hotel Rwanda). 

Ultimately, Disney selected ten projects to become part of Kizazi Moto. They come from the following creators: Ahmed Teilab ( of Egypt), Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya and Malcolm Wope (of South Africa), Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane (of South Africa), Ng’endo Mukii (of Kenya), Shofela Coker (of Nigeria), Nthato Mokgata and Terence Neale (of South Africa), Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove (of Zimbabwe), Tshepo Moche (of South Africa), Raymond Malinga (of Uganda), and Lesego Vorster (of South Africa). Triggerfish curated and produced the projects.

“Kizazi Moto” derives from the Swahili phrase kizazi cha moto, which literally translates to “fire generation”. “Moto” also means fire in several other African languages, including Rwanda’s Kinyarwanda and Zimbabwe’s Shona.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire will debut on Disney+ in late 2022.

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Source: Disney+