“Aliens are coming to Pakistan. Only a Pakistani teenage girl can save planet Earth”.
Unicorn Black, the production company behind the multi-award winning animated TV series Burka Avenger is back with a brand new animated TV series Teetoo and Tania. The new series was launched on PTV in November 2017.
The concept of the TV series is extremely novel and entertaining, yet sends out powerful messages. At a time where there is much negativity about Pakistan in the media and press, this show aims to highlight Pakistani heroes and role models to inspire the youth of Pakistan. Furthermore, the series projects a positive image of Pakistan to the world. Each episode features a different Pakistani hero or role model. The show highlights heroes such as Edhi, who is considered one of the world’s greatest humanitarians, and Aitzaz Hasan, a school boy who sacrificed his life to prevent a suicide bomber attacking a school. Other well-known heroes include Muniba Mazari, Mushtaq Chappra (Founder TCF), Dr Ruth, and many others.
“Teetoo and Tania and will be aired every Thursday at 6:10 pm on PTV Home which is the most viewed TV channel nationwide.”
The series has been created, directed and produced by Haroon, who is also the creator, director and producer of the multi-award winning and international hit animated TV series Burka Avenger.
Speaking about the show, Haroon said: “This show highlights positives of Pakistan. Not only the heroes and role models featured in each episodes but also the wonderful Pakistani talent that produced this show at Unicorn Black, Islamabad. The quality of the show is on par with international productions. This is one more step in helping put Pakistani animation on the world map.”
The TV series features popular Pakistani actor and host, Ali Safina ,as Teetoo the alien. His rendition of the alien is truly extraordinary. He created sounds for Teetoo that can only be described as from another world. The voice over for Tania has been done by Sara Rubab, who is best known for her role as Ashu in Burka Avenger TV series.
Teetoo is an alien bureaucrat that works for the Galactic Council. The Council has identified Earthlings as a threat to the very existence of the Universe due to their penchant for aggression and war. Teetoo surveys planet Earth and determines that it should be exterminated. Pakistan is the only country left to survey. He crash lands in the backyard of Tania, a 16 year old Pakistani girl, who rushes out to help him. Touched by her kindness, he advises her to leave Earth.
Tania is shocked and takes it upon herself to change Teetoo’s mind. And so begins Tania’s stories. In each episode, Tania tells Teetoo about a different Pakistani hero, or role model. As Teetoo listens to these stories, he is forced to reconsider his assessment of planet Earth.
Will Tania be able to save Earth? Watch the series to find out.
Unicorn Black is an animation production company and the makers of the animated TV series Burka Avenger, which made headlines worldwide. Burka Avenger has been dubbed in more than 10 languages and aired in multiple countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia with many more in the pipeline. Major Awards and Accolades won by the company include:
Peabody Award Winner
International Emmy Nominee
Best TV Show – Asian Media Awards
International Gender Equity Prize Prix Jeunesse Germany
Rising Star Award – Canada International Film Festival
Best Animation – LUMS International Film Festival
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential characters of 2013