Disney+ has revealed the official trailer for their upcoming preschool animated series, Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes. The first season will have 52 episodes, each lasting 11 minutes. It premieres its first four episodes on the streaming service on Wednesday, March 22, and on Disney Junior on the same day at 4:00/3:00c.
Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes follows Kiya and her action-packed dancing and martial arts adventures with her best friends, Jay and Motsie. Together they unite their community using their crystal-charged powers. The original concept is by Robert Vargas and adapted from characters created by South Africans Marc Dey and Kelly Dillon.
In a press release from Hasbro, the people involved in the series stated:
“In partnership with Disney Junior, Frog Box, Triggerfish, and France Télévisions, we are so very delighted to bring ‘Kiya & The Kimoja Heroes’ to audiences everywhere,” says Esra Cafer, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management at eOne Hasbro. “We have given a lot of thought and intention to developing fundamentally relatable characters that serve as great role models for young children. Kiya shows that you don’t have to choose between learning to dance or being a kick-butt hero – you can be both! She’s encouraging preschoolers to be whoever they want to be and shine.”
“Our belief is that Kiya will represent and empower young girls to be leaders who can use their smarts and skills to solve big problems. There is still a tremendous opportunity for representation, and there has never been a better moment for the landscape of children’s programming to reflect the diversity and size of the audience they serve,” says Tshepo Moche, writer, and creative consultant at Triggerfish.
About Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes TV Show
When Kiya, also known by her superhero name "Dance Ninja", and her two best friends, Jay, also known by his superhero name "Flying Rockstar," and Motsie, also known by her superhero name "Tech Racer," put on their headbands adorned with mystical Kimoja crystals, they transform into superheroes and can perform special moves inspired by their passions, like Kiya's "pirouette POW". Together they are the team of superheroes known as the Kimoja Heroes, ready to unite their community!
Kiya's world features a diverse cast of characters inspired by the landscape, natural beauty and culture of Southern Africa, and focuses on themes of community, empathy and unity. As a mashup of action, dance and music, the show will be visually stunning, with African and Asian-lead characters, Southern African locations and a diverse creative team, including writers, designers and composers from across the globe.
Three Kimojans, known as "Flawed Friends," cause mischief and chaos, motivated by classic preschooler foibles like jealousy, competitiveness and envy. When these kids make a mess, only the Kimoja Heroes can shine bright and make things right to restore harmony to the city, combining everyday preschool experiences with superhero awesomeness.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.