August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Turkey’s first branded cartoon with a significant online presence will be available for kids in countries spanning from Africa to Asia. As a part of the agreement between MOBY and Fauna Entertainment Kukuli will be available in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the MENA countries to come. Kukuli will provide pleasant and family-friendly quality time in front of the television for the children of these countries.

Kukuli will be translated in 13 languages.

Kukuli, which is the first animation feature for MOBY, will be translated in 13 languages spoken in the region, including Farsi, Pashto, Uzbek, Urdu, Amharic, Somali and various other local languages. The animated series and the songs will broadcast on the various TV and digital platforms owned by MOBY Group.

“Kukuli is the first Turkish animation by MOBY Group to be broadcasted in Afghanistan and Ethiopia’’.

Emre Aksoy, CEO of Fauna Entertainment, stated that after success in India, China, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Poland, USA, and the UK, Kukuli will be released in five more countries. He also underlined the following, “Kukuli’s success in Turkey and worldwide has grabbed the world’s attention, and through MOBY we have been given the opportunity to introduce the character to more children. MOBY will be introducing a Turkish cartoon for the very first time in Afghanistan and Ethiopia. This is a source of great pride for us as the honor, and the privilege belongs to Kukuli. If Kukuli in any way can help kids expand their imagination, acquire useful information while having fun, then we consider our job done.”

Kukuli is one of the most popular YouTube channels in Turkey, with over a million subscribers. It is one of the top five fastest-growing pages on Facebook worldwide with over two million-page likes. Through global agreements, Kukuli will continue to touch the heart of millions of kids around the world.

 

ABOUT FAUNA ENTERTAINMENT

Fauna was founded in 2015 by Omer Fener, who had been studying cinema in order to take his career to a different direction, after starting his business education and professional life in Turkey. Emre Aksoy graduated in 2017 with a marketing degree from Scotland and later on pursed media and entertainment education in the US. Through their hard work and partnership, they signed various animation projects bringing them to Turkey and globally.

Omer Fener directed Kukuli, and it reached over a million views in a short period in Turkey. It soon became Turkey's first online branded animated series. The series is seen success in India, China, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Poland, America, and the UK.

Fauna will soon be launching a ground-breaking Turkish-Indian-Spanish co-production animation series, Briko. The company has led Briko to become one of Turkey's first and world's leading transmedia projects. Fauna continues to grow by including the important names from the sector, Beti Hekimoğlu, who is one of the biggest child entertainment industry in Turkey.

 

ABOUT MOBY GROUP

MOBY Group was founded in 2003 by the Mohseni family, who returned to their home country Afghanistan, to start an Afghan-based media company. MOBY is a leading emerging-markets diversified media group with market-leading assets spanning television, radio, and digital platforms; production, content creation, localization and dubbing; sports; music; and strategic communications.

MOBY's assets include leading FTA channels in Ethiopia and Afghanistan. MOBY is the market leader in Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Amharic, and Somali content dubbing and subtitling. MOBY content has received international acclaim from the Sundance Film Festival, Seoul International Drama Awards, Reporters Without Borders, AFP's Kate Webb Prize and UNICEF.

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the group currently has operations in four countries with a reach across the Middle East, Africa, Central, and South Asia.

 

For more information, please contact:

Merve Utku

Fauna Entertainment

+90 5325045101

merve.utku@fauna.ist

 

Lynn Hathaway

MOBY Group

+971 4 429 09 63

Lynn.Hathaway@moby-hq.com