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Shahid, Barajoun Entertainment Sign Partnership to Produce 5 Arabic Animation Features

Shahid, Barajoun Entertainment Sign Partnership to Produce 5 Arabic Animation Features

Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 - 08:15
Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer (L), and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, eat ice cream in a scene from the animated film "Luca." (Photo by Disney via AP).

Shahid Platform announced a partnership agreement with Arabic animation studio Barajoun Entertainment to produce five Arabic animation features that will be streamed as ‘Shahid Originals’ on Shahid VIP within the three coming years.

The agreement, announced on June 5, is aimed at enriching the Arabic content with original animation works based on Arabic stories and novels that target the Arabic and international audience alike, as well as motivating Arab content creators to raise their works to the global standard.

“We are thrilled to work with Barajoun Entertainment, an animation pioneer in the Arab region. Arabic spectators from all ages are excited to watch this type of popular works,” said Tareq Al-Ibrahim, director of Shahid VIP Content.

“It is important for us to tell stories that reflect the reality of the region, carry its values, reflect its history and even foresee its future. The partnership with Barajoun will contribute towards strengthening the animation industry in the entire region, elevating the industry to the global standard,” he added.

For his part, Ayman Jamal, founder and producer of Barajoun Entertainment, said “we support the creation of unique and valuable contents with high artistic and technical quality. We hope this move would foster the development of more Saudi and Arab talent working in the fields of writing, graphic design, modeling and animation, as well as performance and voice acting - all specialties of this vital industry that attracts viewers from across the world.”

“The partnership will not be limited to those five productions. Barjamoun will work with MBC Group to develop related animation productions, such as merchandise and games,” Jamal said.

The first collaborative project is based on a science fiction novel and is due to launch on Shahid VIP in July.

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