Nigeria’s First Animated Film to Be Released December 11

Screengrab of the animated film. Image credit: NAN
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Nigeria’s first feature-length animation film, Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM) is ready for launching on December 11.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that It’s promoters, Hot Ticket Productions, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that the animated film was valued at about $1 million.

The C.E.O of Hot Ticket Productions, Blessing Amidu, stated that the film was produced to provide some succor and means of escape for children and the family.

‘’As we approach the end of the year, it is important to provide some succor and means of escape for children and the entire family.

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‘’We strongly believe that entertainment is a powerful tool for this.

‘’We hope the fantastic universe of Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters will serve as a source of joy and laughter for Nigerian families and millions of people around the world during the festive season and for many years to come.

‘’This year has been a tough one for the world. Families have had to deal with a global pandemic, economic challenges and civil unrests, ‘’ she said.

Amidu said the movie would flaunt the voices of some of Nigeria’s famous actors such as Kalu Ikeagwu, Patrick Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Bola Edwards, and others.

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The animated film also features fresh voices of 11 and 13-year-old Jessica and David Edwards.   

Amidu added: ‘’It took 30 incredible talents and two years to make this movie. We are truly proud of the production and are privileged to have been able to tell a great Nigerian story’’.

She said that there is a steady growing interest for the movie, particularly amongst fns of animation, cartoons and Nollywood watchers since the release of the first teaser in August 2020.

According to the C.E.O, the movie is expected to start showing in cinemas across Nigeria and internationally from December 11.


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