Today, Disney has released a brand new animated series called “Iwájú” on Disney+, which is the exciting coming-of-age story that follows Tola, a young girl from a wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds.

To go alongside the release of this new series, a behind-the-scenes documentary called “Iwájú: A Way Ahead”, which shares the story of the founders of the Pan-African comic book company, Kugali, who made their dream a reality by creating an original animation series with Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Created by the ABC News Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios team that brought you “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” “Iwájú: A Day Ahead” shows anything is possible when talent meets opportunity.

Check out the trailer below:

The series has been created by Kugali filmmakers—including director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, production designer Hamid Ibrahim and cultural consultant Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku—take viewers on a unique journey into the world of “Iwájú,” bursting with unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos. Disney Animation’s Christina Chen produces the series with a screenplay by Adeola and Halima Hudson. “Iwájú” features the voices of Simisola Gbadamosi, Dayo Okeniyi, Femi Branch, Siji Soetan and Weruche Opia.

Both “Iwájú” and “Iwájú: A Day Ahead” are available to stream now on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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