Netflix have announced that they are going to produce a new CG animated musical based on the life of Wyclef Jean. Jean made his name in the 90s with his R&B / hip=hop group ‘Fugees’ and later with a solo career. He has also released a book about his life as an immigrant from Haiti living in the USA – the musical film will be based on his early years in Haiti.
I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination. Now to see that imagination turn into reality with Netflix and my producing partners makes me want to tell the kids from the slums around the world to never stop dreaming,.
– Wyclef Jean
When Wyclef first came to us with the rich story idea for an animated film about his personal journey and the evolution of his music from when he was a young boy in Haiti to finding his voice in New York City – we were hooked. Animation is a medium that travels the globe exceptionally well and we cannot wait to share Wyclef’s unique perspective and voice with family audiences around the world.
– Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix