Iwaju: Futuristic Lagos is the setting of upcoming animated Disney+ and Kugali series

A futuristic version of Lagos, Nigeria is the setting of upcoming African animated series on Disney+, Iwaju. Iwaju tells the story of two kids, Tola and Kole, who grow up on opposite sides of a city sharply divided by “the haves and have-nots”. Their friendship is tested by Bode, a tech pioneer whose futuristic advances hide a criminal underworld he runs with an iron fist. … Continue reading Iwaju: Futuristic Lagos is the setting of upcoming animated Disney+ and Kugali series

Elemental: Pixar’s upcoming movie tells the story of two city-living elements, Ember and Wade

The elements – fire, water, earth and air – are the focus of Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming movie, Elemental. The film journeys alongside two characters, Ember and Wade, a fire elemental and a water elemental live in “a city where fire, water, land, and air-residents all live together”. The fiery young woman, Ember, and the go-with-the-flow guy, Wade, are about to discover something elemental: “how … Continue reading Elemental: Pixar’s upcoming movie tells the story of two city-living elements, Ember and Wade

Learning Resources: Pixar’s free online lessons on storytelling

Pixar has produced some much loved animations over the years and key to their success is a really good story. For Pixar fans and storytellers of all ages, Pixar offers free online lessons on storytelling. The Art of Storytelling series is available for free through online-education platform Khan Academy. Directors and story artists providing insights into Pixar’s creative process in the series include Pete Docter, … Continue reading Learning Resources: Pixar’s free online lessons on storytelling

Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

Greenpeace has hit out at big brands including Unilever, Nestlé and Mondelez for their role in deforestation for palm oil, by launching a powerful animation that shows how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to the palm oil crisis. The short animation, voiced by English actress Dame Emma Thompson, tells the story of baby Rang-tan as she causes mischief in a little girl’s … Continue reading Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil