In an effort to introduce Qatari culture and promote the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a number of young Qataris have launched an entertaining cartoon series called “Kawkabani”.
The 5-episode series was produced by Nefaish Animation Studio, with support from Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Doha Film Institute (DFI) and Vodafone Qatar. The work was written and scripted by Qatari writer Amal Al Shammari and directed by Hossein Heydar.
The first episode of the cartoon is set to air on the first day of Eid al-Fitr via the internet.
Writer Amal Al Shammari said in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that “Kawkabani” is a Qatari entertainment anime series consisting of 5 episodes, and each episode is 11 minutes long. The events take place in the outskirts of Qatar; with the aim of sharing local culture with a global audience.
Al Shammari added that “Kawkabani” is the story of an alien who never missed a World Cup, while on his way to Qatar to watch the World Cup, his spaceship crashed. crashes into the Sealine Desert where three young Qatari men find him, and they end up showing him around Qatar.
Hossein Heydar explained that animation is a global language for everyone, of all ages and nationalities, and that this series is a way to share Arab culture and values with the world, stressing that this work is the result of the cooperation of local talents. produce an integrated work that competes in the global market.
Last update: April 27, 2022 8:31 a.m.