According to reports from Variety, Black Thought and Questlove have teamed up with Disney to oversee an animated musical series called Rise Up, Sing Out.
The series was published today on Disney+ and will feature eight episodes. The premise of the kids’ show will touch on topics such as culture, race, acceptance and community. In a joint statement from Black Thought and Questlove, the music duo said the following:
“The Rise Up, Sing Out shorts touch on a lot of real-world issues, especially for young Black kids, that just weren’t talked about when we were growing up The beautiful thing about these shorts is that not only are they going to provide young kids the proper language to talk to their friends and family about some of the things that might be bothering them, but it’s also going to give parents the tools on how to respond… We feel this is the perfect moment and the perfect time for us to put this project out into the world to plant a seed about kindness that will hopefully have a lasting impact for generations to come.”