Who are we?
Cartoon Planet is a Bahraini company that specializes in cartooning and advertising services. We are a team of professional artists and animators, capable of delivering everything from illustration to cartoon video production.
Our mission is to serve the demand for artistic media production and marketing services in the region. We enrich our clients’ marketing strategies by creating things that are exciting, special and attention-grabbing.
We at Cartoon Planet believe that the human imagination is a universe of endless possibilities, a realm with infinite ideas. This, combined with the digital medium, is what brings our unique advertising concepts to life, animating them–literally!
Where is Cartoon Planet?
Our space and production headquarters are located in Al Janabiya. We also host events and offer digital and graphic design workshops in this space.
Cartoon Planet was born in a dingy Manama building in 2014, beginning from scratch and with few resources, but with a lot of hard-work and guts. The company’s initial idea and logo were conceived by founder Mohamed Almahdi in 2011, inspired by Sri Lanka’s lush nature and fresh air during an exchange trip.
In 2013, Mohamed won a cartooning competition run by the US Embassy in Bahrain, which qualified him for a summer workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, USA. Allowing him to learn from the talented and creative experts in the field, the workshop gave his business idea a more solid foundation on which to grow, and helped him get started. Our first client was Wafaa Obaidat, CEO of Obai and Hill, and we’ve worked with many more wonderful clients and organizations since!
Since its very beginning, Cartoon Planet has regularly held community-oriented events, cooperating with charities and non-profit organizations in its mission to make digital art accessible to more people.
In The Media
- Cartoon Planet: Shaping Digital Artistry In Bahrain – Features, Startup MGZN, Nov 2016
- The Cartoonist Network: Mohammed Al-Mahdi Creates a Hub for Cartoonists in Bahrain – Entrepreneur, Business In The Gulf, Feb 2017
- Cartoon Planet – Fact Magazine, 2 Sep 2014
- Meet the Artoonist – Spotlight, Bahrain This Week, Nov 2013
- Can you draw cartoons? See how the team from Cartoon Planet do it! – CO-EDS, Nov 2013
- Living on a Cartoon Planet by Mohamed Hassan – Mayadeen Magazine, Oct 2013
- The Art of Cartooning – Time Out Bahrain, Oct 2013Comic Relief by Anita Mamgain – Bahrain This Month, Jul 2013