[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SLAMABAD – The Emmy award nominated and multi-award winning television show Burka Avenger returns with Season 04. The fourth season will air daily from Sunday, December 20, 2015 exclusively on Nickelodeon Pakistan at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Burka Avenger is Pakistan’s first ever full length animated TV series developed by the Unicorn Black team in Islamabad, Pakistan. This critically acclaimed and multi-award winning show features Jiya as the inspirational school teacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all.
Creator and Director of the TV series Haroon said: “The production quality and storytelling is the best so far. Burka Avenger continues to push boundaries further this season by tackling socially relevant issues such as sectarian violence, stealing is wrong, struggling for peace and having the courage to fight for your rights One of the key messages that we want to give the youth is that with courage and unity, anything is possible.”
Other themes addressed in previous seasons for which the show has received particular praise for include women empowerment, importance of polio vaccinations and even a tribute to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre in the form of an episode highlighting the way gangs use propaganda and false information to lure the youth for their nefarious means.
Featuring the voice of Ainy Jaffri as Burka Avenger and Jiya, season 4 returns with brand new villains and exciting plot lines that is set to keep audiences enthralled. New characters to watch out for include the mysterious Ranjha Hood and the dreaded Jack in the Box (a twist on the classic children’s toy that can grow up to ten times its size and ensnare anything in its path). The new season also features returning cameos from Haroon and Josh.
The series initially launched in Pakistan in 2013 and instantly shot to worldwide fame. No other Pakistani TV or film production in the history of Pakistan has garnered as much international attention and recognition. The series has also been successfully launched in India and Afghanistan where it has been dubbed in Hindi, Dari, Pashto and other regional languages. The show has been immensely popular in these countries and praised for its tackling of important social issues.
Burka Avenger merchandise including action figures, T-shirts, projector watches, wrist watches, notebooks and other items are also available in Leisure Club stores across Pakistan and online on BurkaAvenger.com. The highlight of the merchandise is the phenomenal and poseable Burka Avenger action figure, complete with her signature blue book. For each Burka Avenger Action Figure sold, Rs 100 ($1) will be donated to The Citizen’s Foundation to help educate Pakistan.
Major awards and accolades won by the show include the following:
- Peabody Award Winner
- Int’l Emmy Nomination
- International Gender Equity Prize at Prix Jeunesse, Munich
- Asi0an Media Awards: Best TV Show
- Canada International Film Festival: Rising Star Award
- Award of Merit – Accolades Global Film Competition
- Best Animation (Int’l) – LUMS Int’l Film Festival
- Time Magazine: “One of the most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013”
- Runner-up – National Innovation Award Pakistan (Art & Design)