According to recent developments, Iran is planning to produce an animated series inspired from the renowned tales of the reputed ancient route, Silk Road.
The series is slated to be produced by Iran’s Saba Animation Center and directed by Mohammad Reza Hanafi.
Titled Silky Tales, the series will comprise 26 (15-minute) episodes and will be set entirely in Iran.
The stories will revolve around three main characters including a young boy named Parsineh, his horse Rakhshineh and the boy’s uncle whom they live with.
Saba Animation, Arts, Multimedia Center has produced some memorable animation series so far such as The Gem of the Seven Seas based on one of the stories of The Thousand and One Nights. It has also produced a fantasy animation adapted from the selected fables of an ancient Persian literary book, The Marzbannameh.
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, nomads, and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.