FIRST LOOK at a NEW First-of-Its-Kind Series Coming to Disney+ — ‘Iwájú’

There are so many series on Disney+ already, but a NEW one is on its way.



We previously heard about Iwájú — a first-of-its-kind science fiction series coming to Disney+, and now we’ve got more info!

For the first time EVER, Disney Animation Studios teamed up with a Pan-African entertainment company called Kugali to create Iwájú. The series is meant to focus on  African stories created by African artists.


©Disney | Kugali

The folks behind the series shared that it is a love letter to a city in Nigeria, and meant to show off what makes the city one of the most unique places on the planet.

The series is a coming-of-age story that follows a girl who is a young heiress from the wealthy island, and a poor boy from the mainland. Together, they struggle against a terrible threat to their lives.



The team behind the series described the main female character as a persistent, stubborn, charismatic 10-year-old who is eager to explore the world around her. Her best friend is described as a self-taught tech expert who works hard to care for his mom. Another character we’ll spot in the series is a robotic pet lizard with protective scales and defensive weapons!

Our story gets complicated by the leader of an underground criminal empire. The main characters will find themselves caught between two opposing forces, and will have to see if they can show everyone what their world could be.

Check out a first look at the series below! It will be available on Disney+ in 2023.

Journey into a futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria with this FIRST LOOK of Disney Animation and Kugali’s Iwájú!

The all-new Original series streams on #DisneyPlus in 2023. #D23Expo

— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) September 10, 2022

We can’t wait to learn more about the series. Stay tuned for more updates.

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