Toei Teams Up with Saudi Arabia for "The woodcutter’s Treasure"
Toei Animation is teaming up with Manga Productions, a Saudi Arabian enterprise dedicated to producing animation and video games, to create an animation series devoted to introducing Arabian and Islamic culture to countries all around the world, and the first entry in the collaboration is an adaptation of the Saudi Arabian folk tale, The woodcutter’s Treasure.
The collaboration aims to produce 13 TV episodes (each approximately 20 minutes in length) and one 90 minute movie of animation aimed at an all-ages audience. Both Japanese and Arabic versions will be produced, with the goal of distributing the stories not just in Japan and Saudi Arabia, but in other countries as well.
Manga Productions is a subsidiary of the MiSK Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2011 by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the goal of helping disadvantaged youth through a focus on education, culture, and media.
Source: Anime! Anime!