Jordan Royals Launch Cartoon To Save Middle East

The Jordanian royal family will launch a new children's cartoon project tonight (08MAY06) in an attempt to aid the Middle East peace process. KING ABDULLAH and QUEEN RANIA, avid fans of Disney characters and THE SIMPSONS, are convinced their animation BEN AND IZZY could help to encourage tolerance and understanding in young children and form a new generation of peacekeepers. US businessman BAMAN RUSBY, who brought Jordanian animators and US producers together to create the show, says, "We are staying away from religion and politics and focusing on the story being entertaining." Production company executive RICHARD FAIRBANKS adds, "This is not a solution to the Middle East process, it's a contribution. "If we're going to have to live with this kind of jihadism for the next who knows how many generations, then lighting a candle is surely better than cursing the darkness. "This show is a candle that can and should be lit." The cartoon, which stars two 11-year-old boys, one Arab and one American, is also being broadcast on the BBC and British TV network Channel 4.


Contactmusic

Tags: The Simpsons


Editors Recommendations

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?

Congratulations to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison, who just tied the knot this week!...

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Otis Into The World

Babies, babies everywhere! The latest addition to the Hollywood brood is little Otis...

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Otis Into The World

Adventurer And "Bachelorette" Contestant Dies After Paragliding Incident

Eric Hill, a Bachelorette contestant, who was severely injured in a paragliding accident...

Adventurer And

Richard Gere's New Lady Love, Who Is Padma Lakshmi?

Actor Richard Gere and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi are allegedly an item...

Richard Gere's New Lady Love, Who Is Padma Lakshmi?

Tom Hardy secretly weds?

The 'Locke' actor has praised long-term partner Charlotte Riley - who he started dating in 2009...

Tom Hardy - Tom Hardy secretly weds?

Laura Prepon Squashes Speculation Claiming She Is Dating Tom Cruise

Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise and not dating, despite numerous rumors that suggest they are...

Laura Prepon Squashes Speculation Claiming She Is Dating Tom Cruise

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old...

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

The 31 year-old actress, who was virtually unknown when cast in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'...

 Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings

Amazingly, it's been a decade since the release of Mean Girls, the movie that has become...

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings


More recommendations

Comments

The Simpsons Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Simpsons

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All