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Creator of "The 99" Targeted with Death Threats from ISIL

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The Kuwait Times reports that Dr. Nayef Al-Mutawa, creator of the comic book and animated series The 99, has been singled out for death threats from the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, sometimes referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) through their Twitter account. […]

PR: Aardman Creates New Look Kids Fansite For "THE 99"

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Opening Today on 2.4 Billion Screens Around The World! Bristol, UK Thursday 14th May – After a worldwide search, THE 99 have partnered with Aardman Animations, to design and create an exciting new kids fansite for their hit animated series, which will serve the brand’s rapidly growing global audience. THE 99 is a comic book […]

"Wham! Bam! Islam!" Documentary to Spotlight Islamic Superheroes "The 99"

PBS affiliates will be airing Wham! Bam! Islam! on October 13, 2011 as the kickoff to the 10th season of the series Independent Lens. The documentary examines the efforts of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa to bring his comic book superhero series The 99 to American shores in both an ongoing monthly comic book format and an […]

Guardian on "The 99" and Its Creator Naif Al-Mutawa

The Guardian has posted a lengthy profile of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa and his Islam-inspired superhero team The 99, who will be teaming up with DC Comics’ Justice League in a comic book mini-series launching tomorrow, October 27, and are slated to star in their own animated series that will air in the United States on […]

Anti-Islamic Protests Begin Against Hub's "The 99" Animated Series

ICv2 and Comics Alliance are reporting on protests surrounding the animated series The 99, slated to debut on the new Hub network in January 2011. The series was created by Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, in part to explicitly counter negative images of Islam in the media both in the West and in the Middle East, providing […]

Briefly: "Spirited Away" & "Persepolis" YALSA Awards; Stuttgart Fest; "The 99"

* The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its 2009 YALSA Awards, naming Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis as two of 2009’s “Fabulous Films for Young Adults.” [ALA, via Nausicaa.net] * The 16th Annual Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film will take place on May 5-10, 2009, focusing on the 100 year history […]

Endemol and Teshkeel Media to Produce Islamic-Themed Superhero 'Toon "The 99"

Teshkeel Media and Endemol UK are teaming up to produce the animated adventures of The 99, based on the comic book series of the same name from Teshkeel. The series focuses on a superhero team whose members derive their powers as an embodiment of one of the 99 virtues of Allah. Production will be done […]

Time Magazine Examines Islamic Superheroes "The 99"

Time magazine has taken a look at the Islamic superhero team comic book The 99, which takes Islamic mythology to create 99 heroes, each of whom personifies one of the 99 traits that the Koran attributes to Allah. The comic is the brainchild of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, and the title has been successful enough in […]

Teshkeel Media Gets Funding for Animated Islamic Superheroes

The Teshkeel Media Group has received $25 million in funding from a Bahrain investment bank to help finance the company. Some of the funding will be used to start development of an animated television series based on The 99, Teshkeel’s comic book series about 99 international superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of God in […]

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