Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire review: Vibrant depiction of different cultures and concepts

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is an animated anthology series that blends various African cultures and futuristic concepts like time travel and other sci-fi tropes. The series is streaming on Disney+.


The ten different episodes are set in anachronistic times and alternate realities where technology and society are intertwined in stories that also share profound messages about family and culture.

A half-alien half-human dreams of becoming a worthy racer like his legendary mother before him, a young herder boy wishes to join his older sister and create a story of his own.

Stories of family and heritage as well as the vices of humanity that might eventually lead to its downfall.


The pure variety of stories and animation styles in the series is absolutely wonderful. The concept of ‘Afrofuturism’ is adapted exceptionally in each episode.

The blend of traditional cultures, dialects, and outfits with sci-fi elements produces some exciting visuals. The colors and designs are exuberant and eye-catching.

Despite the short episodes, the depth of some of the narratives depicted is extensive and fantastic. Being able to portray so much in such a short span of time is highly impressive.


The animation can be too frantic at times and it is just hard to keep up with what is happening on screen. The editing could have been a tad bit considerate in that aspect.


Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a marvelous exploration of diverse African cultures as well as the talents of several different directors and their styles. The series can be enjoyed by children and adults alike with layered storylines with thought-provoking messaging.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire
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Director: Ahmed Teilab, Malcom Wope, Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya, Terence Maluleke, Isaac Mogajane, Ng’endo Muki, Shofela Coker, Nthato Mokgata, Catherine Green, Pious Nyenyewa, Tafadzwa Hove, Tshepo Moche, Raymond Malinga, Lesego Vorster

Date Created: 2023-07-05 12:30

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