ZAFARI animation adds Digital Studio award to its record

High production creativity & championing UAE’s tolerance theme leads to Zafari winning “Best Special Effects/CGI” at the Digital Studio ME Awards 2019
Fayez Al Sabbagh, the President of Spacetoon Group and Kamel Weiss, Director Strategy Business Development accept the award from Rola Tabet, Managing Director 7 Production, Gold Sponsors at the #DSawards
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Fayez Al Sabbagh, the President of Spacetoon Group and Kamel Weiss, Director Strategy Business Development accept the award from Rola Tabet, Managing Director 7 Production, Gold Sponsors at the #DSawards


New animated children’s series ZAFARI is adding another award to its achievements; this time as the winner of “Best Special Effects/CGI” by Digital Studio Awards at a gala awards night held in Dubai on March 13, 2019.The recognition comes in conjunction with ZAFARI’s broadcast premiere in MENA on Spacetoon T.V.

The Digital Studio Awards are a showcase of industry excellence for TV, film and broadcast production sectors in the Middle East. The best and the greatest of the industry are brought together, with more than 300 senior figures from the region’s studios, broadcasters, pre and post-production facilities gathering to witness the winners in hotly contested categories.

ZAFARI is an animated series co-produced by Ink ALC, a joint venture that emerged from the partnership between The Ink Group and ALC, a subsidiary of GNAM, the parent company of Spacetoon.

ZAFARI reinforces the values of friendship and accepting others in a humorous manner through creative storytelling and unique characters, including a baby elephant with zebra skin, a lion with flamingo feathers and many more that were magically born in the skin of other animals. The Executive Producer and Creator of the series, David Dozoretz, and his team have wholeheartedly supported the message of the story: that we should celebrate differences, as we are all unique.

ZAFARI is promoting notable values such as inclusion and tolerance, which harmonize with the theme of the Year of Tolerance in UAE.
The achievements of ZAFARI to this point are very much credited to the team of highly-skilled and talented professionals behind the animation, boasting an incredible track record for their involvement in blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Mission: Impossible, X-men, and many more.

It is worth mentioning that the Digital Studio Award is the third award that ZAFARI adds to its record. Last year the animation was awarded “Best Animated Work of the Year” by BroadcastPro, as well as “Best Use of Game Engine in T.V Series” by Infinity Film Festival – Beverley Hills.

Fayez Al Sabbagh, the President of Spacetoon Group, expressed happiness and pride by commenting: “Every time ZAFARI claims a new award our pride and gratitude increase. We also get more motivated to go on with our main responsibility in teaching children the best values, and today, we prove once more that cartoon is the best tool to do so.”

Moreover, ZAFARI is currently broadcasting on Spacetoon T.V and has already achieved high viewing rates and a huge popularity among children for presenting fun and amusement, and among parents, as well, for delivering great morals and values.

ZAFARI is one of the several series that Spacetoon T.V has premiered in celebration of its 19th anniversary. In addition, Spacetoon has also brought new movies to MENA cinemas and entertaining Spacetoon-themed events.

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