Saladin nominated for the International Emmy Awards

By AMRITA VALECHA | 5 October, 2011 - 13:12

It is indeed a very proud moment for the Animation fraternity in Malaysia as 'Saladin' animated TV Series has been nominated for the International Emmy Awards. 

Nominated in the Children and Young People Category, Saladin is a co-production between MDeC and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (AJCC). This animated series, which was brought to life by local MSC Malaysia Status companies, Young Jump Animation (CGI and post-production) and Imaginex Studios Sdn. Bhd. (sound production) has been sold to over 20 countries.

Talking to AnimationXpress Asia Pacific, Mr Kamil Othman, Vice President, Creative Multimedia Division shared“The nomination is a testimony to the multitude of talents that have been procured and invested into the production by MDeC and JCCTV, as well as through the conducive co-production environment between Malaysia and Qatar to produce a world class children and young adults animation programme. We expect this strategic relationship will continue to grow tremendously.” 

The winners of the International Emmy Awards will be announced on 21st November in New York.  A total of 40 nominees in ten categories were unveiled for the 39th International Emmy Awards spanning from 20 countries.

Saladin, airing in both English and Arabic, targets 10 to 15 year-olds and focuses on a fictional period in the life of the Islamic statesman and warrior, a young man who had just left his family home in Damascus in search of adventure.

To know more about Saladin from the writer and co-director Chi-Ren Choong, click here