Iranian, South Korean animation studios sign MOU

September 6, 2017

TEHRAN – A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Iranian animation studio Gonbad Caboud, mostly renowned for the acclaimed movies “Stripy” and “The Fox and the Rooster”, and H Culture, a South Korean studio for creating animation and digital media.

The MOU was inked on the sidelines of the 2017 Korea-Iran Cultural Technology Forum in Coex, Seoul on August 30, Gonbad Caboud announced in a press release on Wednesday.

Based on the MOU, the studios will collaborate on joint projects. In addition, H Culture will distribute some animated productions from Gonbad Caboud in the world.

H Culture will also help Gonbad Caboud to introduce its production on the Cartoon Network Asia, a cable and satellite television channel that primarily broadcasts animated programs.

Animator brothers Babak and Behnood Nekooei are the managers of Gonbad Caboud, which was established in early 2008.

“Stripy”, an animation co-directed by Nekooei brothers, obtained qualifications to register in the animated short film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

Photo: Gonbad Caboud co-director Behnood Nekooei (R) and an H Culture official hold documents after signing an MOU at the 2017 Korea-Iran Cultural Technology Forum in Coex, Seoul on August 30, 2017. (Gonbad Caboud/Hossein Ghaffari)

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