Invincible team of young superheroes fight evil in ‘The 99 Unbound,’ premiering at DIFF on Tuesday

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Published December 12th, 2011 - 05:48 GMT
Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival

The young superheroes created by Kuwaiti Dr Naif Al-Mutawa are descending in Dubai on Tuesday (December 13, 2011) with the international premiere of The 99 Unbound. Armed with the ancient ‘Noor’ stones that mysteriously ordain them with superhuman powers, these heroes are on a mission to fight evil in the world. 

Screening in the Arabian Nights programme of the eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the animated film is the result of years of campaigning by Al-Mutawa, and aims to take the Islamic tradition to children around the world in the most accessible and compelling way. 

Marking the first time the immensely popular characters are coming on the big screen, The 99 Unbound will be screened at DIFF on Dec. 13 at the First Group Theatre, Madinat Souk at 5.30 pm, with a second screening on Dec. 14 at Mall of the Emirates, Cinema 7. 

In the movie, Dr. Ramzi Razem wants to recruit The 99 stone-bearers – including Bari the Healer, Darr the Afflicter, Hadya the Guide, and Jabbar the Powerful – to create an invincible team dedicated to fighting evil in the world. However, he confronts a fearsome adversary: the sinister Rughal, who has been hunting the stones for centuries, and has very different plans. 

The 99 Unbound is directed by Dave Osbourne, whose career spans over two prolific decades, working on numerous animated television shows for the UK, with TV series such as Wiggly Park to his credit.

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TECOM Investments

TECOM Group, (formerly known as TECOM Investments) a member of Dubai Holding, is a strategic business enabler that contributes to the realisation of Dubai’s economic aspirations, through the creation of sector-focused business communities and work environments that provide innovative ecosystems.

TECOM Group’s Business Communities reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business and commerce. Covering six vibrant industry sectors, we offer a home in the region to 5,600 companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations with a total workforce of 90,000.

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) Was Launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Uae Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Culture Plays a Critical Part in Achieving the Vision of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 of Establishing the City as Vibrant, Global Arabian Metropolis That Shapes Culture and Arts in the Region and the World.

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