‘Kizazi Moto’ Bags Prestigious Award

The groundbreaking Disney+ Original Series “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” has secured the prestigious Annie Award for “Best Limited Series” (TV/Media).

The award-winning episode, “Enkai,” was directed by Kenyan Ng’endo Mukii and produced by Blink Industries. Additionally, the series was named a finalist for Prix Jeunesse International in the ‘7-10 Years Fiction’ category.

This recent triumph follows the series’ Kidscreen Award for “Best Animated Series (Tweens/Teens)” in San Diego earlier this month. The accolades highlight the creativity and storytelling prowess of the talented team at Triggerfish, the lead production studio behind the anthology series.

“Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” is an action-packed animated sci-fi series that offers futuristic visions from Africa, drawing inspiration from the continent’s diverse histories and cultures. Since its release in July last year, the series has captivated audiences worldwide with its compelling narrative, vibrant imagery, and original characters.

Executive producers Peter Ramsey, Tendayi Nyeke, and Anthony Silverston, guided by Disney, collaborated with a group of 14 directors from across Africa, including Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, to bring the series to life with authenticity and passion.

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The star-studded voice cast features performances by Florence Kasumba, Pearl Thusi, Nasty C, and Kehinde Bankole, among others, adding depth to the characters and enriching the storytelling experience.

Triggerfish also received an Annie Award for “Best Music – TV/Media” for its short film “Aau’s Song,” created for the Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2 anthology series by South African directors Nadia Darries and Daniel Clarke. Additionally, “Aau’s Song” has been nominated for a Prix Jeunesse International award.

Furthermore, the series as a whole has been honored with the Lumiere Award for “Best Episodic – Animated.”

In addition to these recent accolades, Triggerfish’s original series “Supa Team 4,” inspired by Zambian creator Malenga Mulendema, is nominated for “Best International Series” at the British Animation Awards in March.

Triggerfish Executive Producer Anthony Silverston expressed pride in the recognition from these global awards, emphasizing its significance for both Triggerfish and the African animation industry. He highlighted the growing appreciation for fresh storytelling and authentic representation of African narratives in animation.

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