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Zowa clinches Netflix deal

(Times of Zambia)-About five years after a Ndola-based arts teacher clinched a deal to be making cartoons for Walt Disney in the US, Zambian actress Zowa Ngwira has also been incorporated in Netflix movies featuring new kids and family.

Ngwira who is fondly known as Tionenji in Mpali series will be part of the summer line up of Netflix, an American media company based in California, US which is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, anime and documentaries.

In a media statement issued recently Netflix says Ngwira will join the summer slate with Netflix’s first release on July 20 of an original animated series from Africa called Supa Team 4.

It is a story about four teen girls who happen to be undercover superheroes living in the neo-futuristic African city of Lusaka.

Next to follow will be an animated feature film based on the popular Miraculous series, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie on July 28.

Families will also want to tune in and chill out with an exciting slate of animated movies and series previously announced, including Nimona, an epic tale full of fantasy and heart; and The Monkey King, an epic Chinese tale translated into an action-packed comedy.

Others expected to hit the screens will be new and returning favorites for kids include Lego Ninjago: Dragons Rising and Sonic Prime, along with Gabby’s Dollhouse and Not Quite Narawal for


The whole crew can also shimmy and shake into a summer mood with an original Netflix Family Summer jam, and keep the fun going anytime on Netflix Family.com.

Parents and caregivers can find fun and games, educational activities, and free printables for kids of all ages and stages featuring characters from their favourite films and series on Netflix.



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