Disney+ released photos today from the World Premiere of the “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”, the highly anticipated anthology of animated short films, set to launch exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday 5 July.
Directors from across the continent joined their voice cast and executive producers Peter Ramsey, Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston as fans and special guests celebrated the upcoming release of the action-packed sci-fi and fantasy stories, all of which originated from Africa.
Guests in attendance included Lasizwe, Carol Ofari, Bontle.Bodiselle, Keanu Buys, Mandisa Nduna, Rene Setlako, Relebogile Mabotja, Thulani Hadebe, Buhle Samuels, Stevel Marc, Sekoati Tsubane, Tshepo Mosese, Khokho Madlala, Nikiwe Dlova, Rampepe Mohohlo and Lelowhatsgood to name a few.
“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” promises to take viewers on an unforgettable ride into Africa’s future, presenting visions of the continent as never before seen. The animated anthology draws on the continent’s rich and diverse histories and cultures, featuring bold and brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits, and monsters.
The series features an exciting cast from across the globe and includes the voices of Florence Kasumba (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Kehinde Bankole (“Blood Sisters”), Pearl Thusi (“Queen Sono”), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (“Hotel Rwanda”, “Godzilla vs. Kong”), Sheila Munyiva (“Rafiki”), Stycie Waweru (“Supa Modo”, “Supa Sema”), Candice Modiselle (“Generations: The Legacy”), Lillian Dube (“Soul City”), Clementine Mosimane (“Poppie Nongena”), and Mandisa Nduna (“Blood Psalms”), as well as comedians Tumi Morake (“Serious Single”), Sne Dladla (“Black Tax”) and Tyson Ngubeni (“A Royal Surprise”) and rappers Nasty C (“Blood & Water”) and Gigi Lamayne (“Temptation Island: South Africa”).
The 10 films are: “Stardust“ (Ahmed Teilab, Egypt), “Mkhuzi: The Spirit Racer“ (Simangaliso “Panda” Sibaya and Malcolm Wopé, South Africa), “Hatima“(Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane, South Africa), “Enkai“ (Ng’endo Mukii, Kenya), “Moremi“ (Shofela Coker, Nigeria), “Surf Sangoma“ (Nthato Mokgata and Catherine Green, South Africa), “Mukudzei“ (Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove, Zimbabwe), “First Totem Problems“ (Tshepo Moche, South Africa), “Herderboy“ (Raymond Malinga, Uganda) and “You Give Me Heart“ (Lesego Vorster, South Africa).
“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” is executive produced by Peter Ramsey (co-director of the Oscar®-winning “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”), alongside Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston from Triggerfish, the lead studio on this anthology.
“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” will debut globally on 5 July 2023, exclusively on Disney+.
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