A Pakistani animated film is currently in works, the teaser has been released and has excited us to learn more about the film!
3rd world studios is the production house behind the upcoming animation film. The film will be directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan and is joined by Azfar Jafri (director of Janaan).
According to sources, Associate Producer Eyad Ibrahim has revealed a few things about the film, “Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor follows the story of a young boy as he discovers the magical world of animals and goes on a journey that explores the relationship between humans and their sentient neighbours on earth.”
According to Ibrahim, the film will have something for the whole family, so isn’t just for children.
“We’ve tried hard to create a balance. The film comes together with different elements that combine to enthral audiences of all ages, giving everyone an entertaining story that they can relate to.”
He adds, “Who doesn’t love talking animal films?”
What is more is that Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor is different from many other films because it is heavily influenced by Pakistan’s nature and wildlife.
“We at 3rd World Studios as Patriots, have chosen the national animal markhor, national heritage animal [snow leopard] and the national bird chukar partridge as the stars of this film. It is a film that addresses some of the prevalent issues facing us today and is chock-full of masterfully camouflaged social commentary. For example, the concept of wildlife conservation is almost non-existent in our country. We believe that if we want to change this, we have to educate the people and entertain them at the same time.”
Up until now the film has taken on board the likes of Ali Noor, Natasha Humera Ejaz and Arieb Azhar. Natasha has recorded a song for the film and Arieb Azhar will be playing a character in the film, while Ali Noor will be doing both!
About 3rd World Studios, Ibrahim says that the company arose from the desire to fill a void in the industry.
“Clean, wholesome entertainment for the youth is rare in Pakistan today. 3rd World Studios wants to promote elements like our language, customs, and values, so as to instill pride in our people towards this great nation.”
Watch the teaser here
The release date for the film will also be announced very soon.