Aardman Digital Designs New Fansite for The 99
THE 99 has also recently launched on Cartoon Network’s Toonami, the broadcaster’s premier satellite channel for kids, in 24 countries around the world. The Cartoon Network broadcast territories include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Initially, they will broadcast in English, Thai and Mandarin with other languages to follow.
In 2011, THE 99 partnered with DC Comics’ Justice League of America and stood cape-to-shoulder with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in a six-part comic book series that was praised by US President Barack Obama. In an address in Washington DC, the President referred to THE 99 as a remarkable example of social entrepreneurship and “the most innovative response” to his Cairo speech.
THE 99 has been recognized with major awards from the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. It has received accolades from Forbes for being “One of the Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe.” Kuwaiti psychologist, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of THE 99, was nominated by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan to their 2009-2012 lists of “The 500 most Influential Muslims in the World.” He has also been awarded “The Intersector of Religion” Award by Intersections International, The World Halal Forum Award, the ‘Arab Business Leader of the Year’ Award and the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media for his creation of THE 99.
Source: Aardman Animations