Making Time‘s list of “The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013” – alongside the likes of Ron Burgundy, Carlos Danger and Walter White – was sweet. But this week, following a 20-hour flight into New York, musician and producer Haroon got to accept something much sweeter on behalf of his 3D female-empowerment animated program: a Peabody award.
From a report on Pakistan Today:
“It’s an incredible honor,” said Haroon during an interview immediately after the Peabody presentation. “It’s a great feeling to be recognized.”
“This is a Pakistani show and we’re here alongside some of the big incredible shows from the U.S. and huge budget shows. We’re a small budget show all the way from Pakistan. So it’s wonderful that Pakistani talent is being recognized.”
Haroon’s Islamabad production company, Unicorn Black, is currently working on Season Two of Burka Avenger as well as a 2015 animated male superhero series After the amazing success of season one the company that will deliver anti-drug messages.
[Leading up to his year’s Peabody Awards, the organization shared a much longer interview with Haroon. Read it here.]