Arab Cartoon Character


Arab Cartoon Character

1996


 

ACCD launched an invitation to create and design an Arab cartoon character for Arab children that inspires its characteristics and values from the Arab environment, in order to replace the foreign characters that have strange symbols to the Arab culture.

In this context, the competition for Arab Cartoon Character was announced during the Seminar held by ACCD in February 1996 concurrently with the Sixth Cairo International Film Festival for Children. The idea gained momentum and became a national issue. About 200 artists and writers from ten Arab countries participated in this competition with 250 entries. Furthermore, during the celebration of the Arab Child Day held in 1996, an exhibition was organized where a number of children from all Arab countries were invited, to participate in choosing their favorite characters.

Several exhibitions and writers' workshops were held to benefit from the different art works in Jordan, Saudi Arabia as well as exhibitions for artists in Syria and Lebanon. ACCD prepared a special booklet about the distinguished works of these drawings.