Yahia Al Fakharani’s cartoons
Egyptian actor Yahia Al Fakharani has completed a new cartoon series "animal stories in the Koran," marking his first ever cartoons experience. Yahia revealed that he was reluctant to work in the new cartoon series, which is a production of internationally known ‘Walt Disney’, fearing for the Arab religious and cultural values.
A press conference was held in celebration of completing the cartoon. The conference witnessed heated debates about the current political situation in Egypt. During the conference, Yahia announced that he is not supportive of the call for a demonstration in Egypt Taharir Square scheduled to take place on Friday July 8.
The demonstrators will be calling for prosecution and punishment of those responsible for the deaths of so many during the Egyptian Revolution of January 25, which overthrew the government of ousted President Husni Mubarak. Yahia stressed that the protesters should leave the matter to be handled by Egypt’s judicial system, stressing that people must be wise and calm in order help Egypt begin its reformation.
At the press conference Yahia revealed that he turned down his nomination by ‘Walt Disney’ to present the Arabic version of the cartoon film “Toy Story”, which featured American Hollywood star Tom Hanks.
With regards to the cartoon “Animal stories in the Koran”, Yahia said that he was very fearful to take on such an experience, due to the fact that children cannot be fooled easily. Each episode of the cartoon tell a story of a different animal referred to in the holy Koran.