First Look at Disney Animated Series Iwájú Explores Futuristic Nigeria
At D23, Disney also showed off a new peek at its Strange World movie.
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Details are in for the next animated series coming to Disney Plus next year. Iwájú, made by Disney Animation and Kugali, will explore "a futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria," Disney announced at its D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.
A first look from the series shows a world of vibrant colors, flying cars and charmingly offbeat creatures that look kind of like frogs, but also lizards?
We also got another look at Disney's upcoming animated film Strange World, which will see "an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and by far most crucial mission."