As we speak, Disney Junior and Hasbro’s leisure studio, eOne, launched the first-look trailer for the brand new children’ animated sequence Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes, premiering this month. An unique idea by Robert Vargas, tailored from characters created by South African skills Marc Dey and Kelly Dillon, the unique action-adventure follows Kiya, a seven-year-old African lady whose passions in life are dancing and martial arts, which additionally develop into her superpowers.
Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes will premiere within the U.S. on Disney Junior on Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. EST/PST, and the primary 4 episodes will premiere the identical day on Disney+. The sequence offers large life classes packaged into 11-minute episodes, simply understood by younger audiences.
Synopsis: When Kiya, additionally identified by her superhero title “Dance Ninja” and her two greatest pals Jay, a.okay.a. “Flying Rockstar,” and Motsie, “Tech Racer,” placed on their headbands adorned with mystical Kimoja crystals, they remodel into superheroes and might carry out particular strikes impressed by their passions, like Kiya’s “pirouette POW.” Collectively they’re the workforce of superheroes often called the Kimoja Heroes, able to unite their group!
“In partnership with Disney Junior, Frog Field, Triggerfish and France Télévisions, we’re so very delighted
to carry Kiya & The Kimoja Heroes to audiences in all places,” says Esra Cafer, SVP of International Model Administration at eOne. “Now we have given plenty of thought and intention to creating essentially relatable characters that function nice function fashions for younger kids. Kiya exhibits that you simply don’t have to decide on between studying to bounce or being a kick-butt hero — you could be each! She’s encouraging preschoolers to be whoever they wish to be and shine.”
Kiya’s world encompasses a various solid of characters impressed by the panorama, pure magnificence and tradition of Southern Africa, and focuses on themes of group, empathy and unity. This mashup of motion, dance and music options African and Asian lead characters, stunning Southern African places and a various artistic workforce, together with writers, designers and composers from throughout the globe.
Within the present, three Kimojans, often called “Flawed Pals,” trigger mischief and chaos, motivated by traditional preschooler foibles like jealousy, competitiveness and envy. When these children make a large number, solely the Kimoja Heroes can ‘shine vibrant and make issues proper’ to revive concord to the town.
“Our perception is that Kiya will symbolize and empower younger ladies to be leaders who can use their smarts and abilities to unravel large issues,” says Tshepo Moche, author and artistic guide at Triggerfish. “There may be nonetheless an incredible alternative for illustration and there has by no means been a greater second for the panorama of kids’s programming to replicate the range and dimension of the viewers they serve.”
Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes is the newest instance of Hasbro and eOne’s commitments for example that assorted views generate the very best concepts and to replicate range, fairness and inclusion throughout their manufacturers and play experiences.