THE 99 will continue its groundbreaking ways when simultaneously launched on-air via MBC3 and online via Yahoo! Maktoob throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Twenty-six episodes of the animated series will be shown on consecutive nights starting the first night of Ramadan and then later rebroadcast by MBC3 on a weekly basis and on demand via the Internet through the Yahoo! Maktoob portal. Watch some clips of THE 99 HERE!
Concerning the unique simultaneous launch, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of THE 99, summed it up this way. “Not long ago, MBC and Yahoo! Maktoob were start-ups in a vast ocean of opportunity and danger. Today, MBC is the largest broadcaster in the Arab world and Yahoo! Maktoob is the largest Arab online portal. Each is a great success story of Middle East media. The fact that MBC and Yahoo! have chosen to work together to raise THE 99 to their own lofty heights speaks volumes, as does our gratitude for their confidence.”
About THE 99: THE 99 are the comic world’s newest (and coolest) superheroes based on Islamic culture and history. The series promotes universal themes of tolerance, teamwork and diversity. The young heroes of THE 99 provide positive role models for all the world’s children. Recently, THE 99 stood cape to shoulder with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the other heroes of the Justice League of America in a mini-series adventure to promote tolerance and peace for a troubled world.
About Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa: Creator of THE 99, the world acclaimed comic superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. THE 99 has received positive attention from the international media with Forbes calling THE 99 “One of the Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe.” Dr. Naif was recently named one of ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World’ by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (in Jordan) in concert with Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.