MUMBAI: Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s pioneer 3D Animated TV Series won Best TV Show at the Second Asian Media Awards Tuesday October 28, 2014. The winners were announced at the Award Ceremony in Manchester, UK, attended by journalists, actors, presenters and marketing professionals from across the world.
Established in 2013, the Asian Media Awards showcases the very best talent working in the Asian media and those working in the mainstream media. As well as rewarding new and emerging talent, the awards recognised the achievements of the pioneers within the media industry.
The Burka Avenger series is the brainchild of Pakistani rock star and social activist Haroon who conceived of it as a way to emphasize women empowerment, the importance of girls' education and teach children other lessons such as equality and non-discrimination. He said that the success of the entirely produced in Pakistan series is a testament to the level of Pakistani talent.
The Burka Avenger is an amazing action-comedy animated TV show that follows the adventures of Burka Avenger and three young kids in the imaginary city of Halwapur as they fight the evil Baba Bandook and his henchmen. The multi-award winning animated series features Jiya as the inspirational school teacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. The Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all.
A brand new episode of the series focusing on polio was recently released by the company specially for World Polio Day on October 24, 2014. The episode highlights the importance of polio vaccinations to prevent the spread of polio and tackles the issues of polio in Pakistan head on in a brave and informative manner. The episode was aired on eight different mainstream TV channels in Pakistan and can be viewed online at:
Other Awards and Accolades received by the Show include:
- International Emmy Award Nominee – Winner TBA
- Winner of the Peabody Award
- Winner of the Gender Equity Prize at the Prix Jeunesse International Film Festival
- Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential fictional characters of 2013
- Rising Star Award (Category: Animation) at Canada International Film Festival
The Unicorn Black production team is based in Islamabad, Pakistan and comprises of artists, animators, musicians, writers and producers. After the amazing success of season one the company is currently working on Burka Avenger Season 2.
Burka Avenger Website: http://BurkaAvenger.com/
Production Company Website: http://UnicornBlack.com/