Animated ‘Aya of Yop City’ Heads Home

Kino Lorber and GKIDS have set a Nov. 26 home release date of Aya of Yop City, a film directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie.

The film will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at suggested retail prices of $34.95 and $29.95, respectively.

Aya of Yop City is an adaption of the bestselling series of graphic novels by co-director Marguerite Abouet, set in the 1970s on the Ivory Coast. Aya is 19, and loves her neighborhood of Yop City in Abidjan – a small city in which everyone knows each other. Her mom is the neighborhoods most trusted healer, and her dad is a sales rep for a brewery. While Aya has dreams of becoming a doctor, her two best friends just like to hang out and spend their evenings dancing, drinking, and flirting with boys.

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The animated drama was nominated as Best Animated Feature Film at the French Cesar Awards in 2014.

The film grossed $314,000 internationally, and stars Aissa Maiga, Tatiana Rojo, Tella Kpomahou, Jacky Ido, Emil Abossolo-Mbo, and Eriq Ebouaney.