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Geographical Region: Middle East

Business Headline News

Omens Studios Inks MENA Deal with MBC Media

Animation studio’s trio of kids’ series heads to SVOD and AVOD platforms Shahid VIP and Shahid; the deal kicks off later this month with the debut of ‘Counting With Paula’ Season 5 and ‘Leo the Wildlife Ranger.’

Make a World of Difference Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Study Finds Climate Change Key Kids’ Concern

13-country study, undertaken as part of network’s ‘Climate Champions’ campaign, shows health of the planet a top priority for kids 6-12.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

‘Cartoon Network Climate Champions’ Initiative Launches Across EMEA

New 18 language campaign looks to educate kids about climate change, empowering them to join a community of young people to take on small changes that can ‘Make a World of Difference.’

We All Need a Break! Headline News

Platige Image Creates Work-Weary Mandrill for the Tajawal Travel Agency

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:06pm

The music-video inspired commercial features an emotionally nuanced CG primate portraying an everyday, burned out businessperson needing a break from life’s mundane routines.

Business Headline News

Spacetoon and eOne Extend Multi-Year Strategic Partnership

MENA families will be able to view ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots,’ ‘Power Rangers Beast Morphers,’ and ‘My Little Pony: Pony Life’ on Spacetoon T.V channel and Spacetoon GO.

Business Headline News

WarnerMedia Rebrands EMEA Studio as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Company resurrects legendary studio name; Sam Register and Vanessa Brookman to co-lead flagship TV animation studio formerly known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.

Animation Festivals Headline News

1st Edition of Animatex Festival Coming to Cairo November 11-14

The go-to destination for the Egyptian animation community will feature four days of screenings, workshops, and discussions suitable for all audiences.

TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Reveals First Look at ‘Elliott From Earth’

From the team behind global hit ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ comes a new animated sci-fi comedy series about a boy and his mum suddenly transported across the universe; global rollout begins later this year.

Business Headline News

twofour54 Abu Dhabi and Unity Creating Gaming ‘Centre of Excellence’

10-year partnership will build regional gaming hub for industry offering a training and entrepreneurial platform for cultivating talent and launching new careers throughout Middle East and Africa.

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: More Films for Freedom – Deadline August 16

Program encourages submissions from UK-based LGBTIQ+ filmmakers working with storytellers/filmmakers from the African continent and Middle East.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

Holocaust Headline News

First Animated Kid’s Film About the Holocaust to Air May 1 in Israel

After successfully broadcast run in Italy, Rai and Larcadarte’s ‘The Star of Andra and Tati’ will air in Israel on Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win Free Tickets to Hayao Miyazaki's ‘Castle in the Sky’

Special three-day screening event from GKIDS and Fathom Events returns the Oscar-winning director’s timeless story of courage and friendship to U.S. theaters on November 18, 19 & 20.

Films Headline News

Production Begins on Ari Folman’s ‘Where Is Anne Frank?’

Filmmakers were granted access to the Frank family archives and plan a family-oriented feature in which the young girl’s cat wakes in modern day Europe and tries to find out what happened to her.

Annecy 2018 Headline News

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.

Festivals Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Unveils 2018 Signal Film

New signal film for the third annual edition of the Berkeley, CA-based festival is directed by Tel-Aviv based illustrator, animator and avid doodler Ori Toor with music and sound by Skillbard.

Barajoun Entertainment Headline News

Barajoun Unveils New Trailer for ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’

From Dubai-based animation and VFX studio Barajoun Entertainment, first fully Middle Eastern-funded and produced CG-animated film is set for release in the U.S. on February 2nd.

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