LadyBuckit and the Motley Mopsters is Nigeria’s first feature-length animated movie to make it to the big screens. In December 2020, the movie opened in cinemas across Nigeria and history was made.
LadyBuckit and the Motley Mopsters is a movie about a curious little girl who accidentally transports through time. It centres around education, family morals, and a fair share of humour. Lovers of animation will be well delighted with this movie. The movie opens to scenes of pre-colonial Oloibiri, the South-South Nigeria town where crude oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in the 1950s. The lead character, Bukky, a happy-go-lucky eight-year-old whose blissful life is abruptly interrupted by major events which change the course of her destiny. Bukky faces a sad event which she felt responsible for makes her wish she could turn back the hands of time. The discovery of a mysterious hollow bucket at her neighbor’s house will then transport her to the future where she would meet a band of unusual characters and be offered a chance to redeem herself.
Written by Stanlee Ohikhuare and directed by Adebisi Adetayo, LadyBuckit and the Motley Mopsters, was shot at 4k resolution, at 24 frames per second for a cinematic effect and the movie is estimated to have cost well over $1m to produce. Executive Director Adebisi is optimistic that the legacy Lady Buckit and the Motley Monsters is about to create will endure for many years. The movie also brought on board fellow African artists to work on the soundtrack like Oluchi Odii, Patrick Edwards, Marilyn Mayaki, and others.