Animated Egypt

Student Status



Animated Egypt is a project on the history of Egyptian animation from 1935-1990. The aim of the project was to revive Egyptian animation. The project shows how socio-political and economic aspects influenced Egyptian Animation. The project is an attempt to document some of the animated characters by the Frenkel brothers, Moheeb brothers, Abdelaleem,Mohamed Haseeb,Noshy Iskander, Ahmed Saad, Fayza Hussein. The project had three deliverables the first was a video essay on Egyptian animation. The video tried to put the characters into context and show the connection between the animation and real world. It was screened in the dark room. The second deliverable was a publication 12x21. It documents some of the characters of previously mentioned animators. The publication included name, film, production year of the character and name of animator. The third deliverable were tote bags with the characters on them with name, year and film name.


Arts Department

First Advisor

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Second Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Third Advisor

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Committee Member 1

Bassem Yousri

Committee Member 2

Engy Aly

Committee Member 3

Mahamad Khalil



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This project is part of “ Zoom in Keda- Fourth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class 2018-2019” catalog. Several global cities have acquired an international rep¬utation as design education hubs by acknowledging the importance of education planning and early learning ex¬periences through providing a structured career path and aligning design skills with the economy’s various needs. Our 8 years old Graphic Design program at the Ameri¬can University in Cairo aims to follow the same strategy, mentoring students on how to channel their creativity and knowledge into reshaping their communities, leaving a positive imprint on their society. Four design segments have been commonly defined in the MENA region’s design sector; namely: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial/Product Design. The title for the fourth design seniors show was “Zoom in Keda “. As with the previous 3 exhibitions, the title builds on the graphic design language in Egyptian vernacular cul¬ture. “Zoom in Keda” is a commonly used phrase in the de¬sign field, told when one wishes to examine the micro de¬tails of a design on screen. The exhibition was held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 2nd, 2018, where bachelor projects completed by the fourth graduating class of Graphic Design students were displayed.


This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2018

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