Nigeria’s first cinematic, feature length animation movie, Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopsters is now streaming on Netflix.
Released in December 2020 by Hot Ticket Productions, this movie had been in the works for years and exhausted NGN 400,000,000 in production costs, equivalent to about one million dollars.
The movie was released to extremely positive reviews both home and abroad and has since been nominated for and won a plethora of awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Annecy Festival, PAFF, Maoriland Festival, Animatiba, Afriff among others.
The movie is based on the story of a little girl in Nigeria who makes a wish to back in time but ends up in the future, in the company of an unlikely bunch who change the course of her life for good.
It has been praised for its quality animation, solid storyline and suitability for family entertainment. It was directed by Adebisi Adetayo, making it her first attempt at filmmaking after pivoting from being a geologist. The story was written by Stanlee Ohikhuare and a screenplay was developed by Ayo Arigbabu. The film stars Bimbo Akintola, Patrick Doyle, Bola Edwards and Kalu Ikeagwu in the lead roles.
In May 2021, the distribution arm of afro-urban entertainment corporation Trace inked a deal with Hot Ticket Productions to distribute the movie worldwide, resulting in it being finally hosted on Netflix.