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Iranian Series ‘Roobi and Chickens’ Headed to Annecy 2018

Award-winning 2D-animated kids series from Gonbad Caboud Studio to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival.

Gonbad Caboud Studio is bringing their new animated children’s series Roobi and Chickens to the 2018 Annecy International Animation Festival.

The Tehran-based 2D animation studio was founded by brothers Babak and Behnood Nekooei in 2007, and went on to gain recognition for their short film Stripy, which was included in the 17th annual Animation Show of Shows in 2015, as well as qualifying for Oscar consideration on the festival circuit.

A silent slapstick comedy series inspired by Iranian folktales with a modern twist, Roobi and Chickens is produced by a team of 20 passionate artists. The 8-minute short-form series comprises 100 episodes; to date 16 episodes have been produced.

The story revolves around Roobi, a blue fox living in the same neighborhood as Rooster, an early bird who lives with his family on a farm. Each episode follows their adventures and conflicts while Roobi is annoyed by Rooster’s attitudes, attempting to drive him and his family away from their farm and inventing grand schemes only to fail.

The series has been well-received in Iran and internationally, winning six awards from four national festivals, including two awards for children TV production in the Tehran international film festival, as well as competing in international festivals Anima Mundi in Brazil and the TV series in competition in this year’s Annecy festival.

For the first time this year, Gonbad Caboud Studio is also attending Mifa at booth 4.C15.