Cartoon Network Studios Arabia wins ‘Best Use of Animation’ at the Digital Studio Awards in recognition of the commendable work done on the Emarati Cartoon Mansour (Season 2)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March, 2016: Cartoon Network Studios Arabia, based out of TwoFour54 in Abu Dhabi, is an honored recipient of the ‘Best Use of Animation’ Award at the Digital Studios Awards Ceremony which took place on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at Conrad Hotel in Dubai. This award was in recognition of the commendable work done on Mansour (Season 2), an exciting cartoon, created by Rashed Al Harmoodi, about a young Emirati boy with big dreams. Cartoon Network Studios Arabia was shortlisted amongst a strong list of nominees representing key regional players in the industry.

Tarek Mounir, General Manager MENA, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus at Turner Broadcasting comments: “It is a great honor to be recognized by our peers in the industry and I want to congratulate everyone on the team who has worked hard for this achievement. We pride ourselves in fostering the creative process at Turner and we are committed to developing more homegrown content for our viewers across the region.”

Creative Director at Cartoon Network Studios Arabia, Adam Khwaja, added: “We are very proud of the work that was put into the creation of Mansour, Season 2. We strive to always identify with our viewers and continue to be excited about the new stories we are going to tell through our animation via our beloved character Mansour.”

Rashed Al Harmoodi, Creator and Executive Producer of Mansour: “Cooperation and teamwork are the foundation of success and the best form of achieving goals. I am grateful to work side by side with the "Cartoon Network Studios Arabia" team

The awards ceremony, which recognizes and rewards excellence in broadcast and production, was attended by the region’s top professionals in the broadcast, TV and film production and post-production industries, as well as vendors, systems integrators, consultants and other high profile guests.


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About Mansour Cartoon
Mansour is an Emirati production applying high quality global animation techniques. Extending over 52 episodes, each lasting 11 minutes, it is the story of a passionate and enthusiastic young boy, mad about sports and science, and fiercely loyal to his friends and family.  As viewers follow the trials and tribulations of his life, they will explore a world full of excitement and opportunity, embedded in strong principles, values and lessons to be learned. The compelling storylines incorporate important issues facing the young generation and encourage them to play a leading role in the nation’s future.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Samer Barakat-Diab
Marketing & PR Manager
Turner Broadcasting System Arabia FZ-LLC
Tel: +971 (0)4 446 7714
Ragad Alani
Ketchum Raad Middle East
Senior Account Executive
Phone: +971 (0)4 425 8990