The Afro-Urban entertainment powerhouse, Trace, has begun the distribution of Nigeria’s first feature-length animated movie “Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters,” (LBMM) after a deal with Hot Ticket Productions to distribute the film globally.
Trace who hold rights for television channels, mobile operators, video platforms, aerial, and maritime video services, and cinema is a critical component of Africa’s movie industry and Trace’s acquisition of LBMM was a vote of confidence for the quality of the animation film, which has now been nominated for Annecy Festival 2021.
Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters join other African animation projects that are attracting global interest.
Trace asserted in the film’s admission that “The animation film is booming in Africa thanks to the determination of real enthusiasts for drawing and animation.
“The release of the first Nigerian feature-length, cinematic animation film, Ladybuckit, and the Motley Mopsters, opened the doors to animation in Nigeria,” Trace said.
The movie is the product of a Nigerian geologist, Blessing Amidu’s who was inspired by her children.
It is about a curious little girl who is accidentally transported through time.
The animated film took two years to complete and had a 30-member crew with a budget of $1 million.
The movie flaunts the voices of some of Nigeria’s actors – Kalu Ikeagwu, Patrick Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Bola Edwards, and others.
It also features the fresh voices of 11 and 13-year-old Jessica and David Edwards.
Music producer and songwriter, Clement ‘DJ Klem’ Kponu and, versatile film composer, Ava Momoh, are the brains behind LBMM’s original 14-tracker album.