Khalawees is a cartoon that was created to fill the previously researched gaps in the current animation industry through creating diverse character designs that have Middle Eastern features and project the richness of local modern Egyptian culture and traditions without being confined to cliche views of Egypt’s ancient Egyptian mysticism. The cartoon was created to inspire positive social change while referencing Egyptian culture, and the children’s behavior should face positive influence through creating an inclusive diverse team of morally challenged character designs that can act as relatable role models for children. This cartoon is set in a supernatural alternate universe of Egypt created to teach children positive manners in an entertaining way. In this world, people’s bad manners are manifested into actual physical life forms. They develop into destructive creatures that can only be counterattacked with opposing good manners. The protagonists in the story do not have superpowers and are far from perfect, but they always leave room in their flawed personalities for character development. They learn how to hone their own quirky unique skills into becoming their own heroes and strategically fight villains through fun relatable light-hearted battles. When the word “battling your inner demons” becomes literal, how do you think our protagonists can handle it? Could you have acted the same way? We’ll have a blast watching them learn through thrilling adventures that take us on the road to becoming the awesomest version of ourselves.
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El Mougy, Ghenwa, "Khalawees" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 143.
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