The agreement, which commenced from September 1, covers titles from Walt Disney Studios divisions including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.
Disney Africa has signed a content distribution deal with Nigerian production and distribution company FilmOne Entertainment in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia.
The films include Mulan, The New Mutants, The King’s Man, Death on the Nile, Black Widow, Soul, Free Guy, The Last Duel and Eternals.
The agreement, which commenced from September 1, reaffirms Disney’s commitment to the west African cinema market. The deal covers titles from all of the Walt Disney Studios divisions, which include Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Pictures.
Disney Africa and FilmOne have also packed slate of new films including Mulan, The New Mutants, The King’s Man, Death on the Nile, Black Widow, Soul, Free Guy, The Last Duel and Eternals.
Kene Okwuosa, Moses Babatope and Craig Shurn, directors of FilmOne Entertainment, issued a joint statement to confirm the agreement. “We are proud to be Disney’s film distribution partner for West Africa and see this as the beginning of an exciting new chapter for both companies in the region. Our expertise and knowledge of the market, coupled with the unrivalled quality of Disney’s titles, will drive box-office growth for many years to come.”
Christine Service, SVP, Country Manager Africa at Disney, added: “With their in-depth knowledge of the region and expertise in bringing theatrical releases to fans, we are thrilled to welcome FilmOne as our distribution partner for this territory.”