Here is a Youtube collection of the most famous arabic cartoons from the 90’s. For a long time, I’ve wanted to post these videos in one place and now I finally got them sorted and ready for your viewing pleasure. I know there are some missing ones —I’ll find and add those in later. My appreciation goes to all the uploaders in the Youtube community.
I hope you have enough spare time for these. Watch, reminisce and try not to weep :P
Bell wa Sabastien
Dust (real name Sooraya Qadir) is an adolescent Sunni Muslim girl who possesses the mutant power to turn herself into a sand-like substance. Born in Afghanistan, Sooraya is kidnapped by a slave-trading ring after she is separated from her mother. While one of her slavers tries to remove her niqāb, she instinctively lashes out with her powers and flays them all alive with her dust form before passing out. She is subsequently discovered and rescued by Wolverine and Fantomex.
Yep, you read that right: she’s a Marvel character! You can read more about her here. This news is courtesy of my Marvel-fanatic friend :]
Angelo wrote a nice review of the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, on his blog, but I couldn’t fathom how he omitted one major detail. Before I explain, I want to make it clear that I haven’t watched the anime myself, but as you’re about to see, this is further proof of my point that failing to mention the following immensely popular video in the review is only short of unjust. Watch:
Pretty soon, it rippled through Japan and the rest of the world through the web, and people started dancing shamelessly to it:
If you found that entertaining, there are dozens more videos of people dancing to that song (and making fools out of themselves :P) or watch the artist’s performance.
A friend of mine linked me to this:
Check out their blog: Q8Japan.blogspot.com
More of their videos on Youtube.
The quality of the video astonishes me.
Less Ramadan drama shows this year, and more classic cartoons, like the good ol’ days?
Sally – Even my mother and aunts used to watch it.
3annaba – Fun adventure with humorous characters and cheesy princess chasing.
Sindibad – Another good classic with lots of fantasy.