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.
The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) is an Arab non-governmental development organization that has a legal entity and operating in the field of childhood under the presidency of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz. ACCD was founded in 1987 upon the initiative of the late HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz...read more