Nigeria’s first feature length animation film, Lady buckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM) is set for release on December 11.
Its promoters, hot ticket productions, said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that the animated film was valued at about $1 million.
Blessing Amidu, Chief Executive Officer of Hot Ticket Productions, said that 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 and the release for children and the entire family.
“We strongly believe that entertainment is a powerful tool for this.
“We hope the fantastic universe of Lady buckit 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 voice of come of Nigeria’s famous actors such as Kalu Ikeagwu, Patrick Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Bola Edwards, and others.
The animated film also features fresh voices of 11 and 13-year-old Jessica and David Edwards.
“Popular music producer and songwriter, Clement ‘DJ Klem’ Kponu and versatile film composer, Ava Momoh, are the brain behind LBMM’s original 14-tracker album.
“It took 30 incredible talents and two years to make this movie. We are truly proud of the production and are privileged to been able to tell a great Nigerian story,” Amidu said.
She said the interest for the movie has been steady growing, especially amongst fans of animation, cartoons and Nollywood watchers since the release of the first teaser in August, 2020.
“With scenes showing notable Nigerian landmarks and historical places such as the Oloibiri, a community in Bayelsa state, where crude oil was first discovered in commercial quantity in 1956.
The movie is expected to start showing in cinemas across Nigeria and internationally by December 11. (NAN)