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Childhood Ramadan Cartoons That We Loved

Reliving our childhood Ramadan memories with these beloved cartoons.

Hassan Tarek

Childhood Ramadan Cartoons That We Loved

One of the most difficult tests that 90s kids faced was the race to finish iftar so that they could watch Bakkar, which always aired right after the Maghrib call to prayer. It was a commitment so strong it basically forced the whole house to break fast in front of the television set, because… well, you can’t miss Bakkar!

Cartoon series before and after iftar were always a special Ramadan ritual. Here, we bring you the most famous cartoon series that were shown on TV during the holy month of Ramadan…


Reigning supreme in the realm of Egyptian children’s cartoons was Bakkar, the young Nubian boy with his pet goat, Rashida. The theme song, performed by Mohamed Mounir, still lives on in the public consciousness two decades later.

Zaza and Gargeer

To many a late 90’s and early 2000’s kid, the names Ahmed Ramzy and Rushdie Abazza were embedded in their heads long before they knew who they were. This was thanks to the timeless theme song from Zaza and Gargeer, a show following the goings-on of two goofy puppets and their whimsical adventures.

From the Stories of the Prophets

Featuring animated claymation episodes, ‘From the Stories of the Prophets’ recounts important tales from the Quran.

Super Henedi

Join Mohamed Henedi's cartoon counterpart and Salaat on their hilarious adventures as they tackle everything from bread shortages to illegal immigration. Fun fact: In one episode, you can find a guest appearance from Amr Diab.

Captain Azouz

Azouz inherits an airplane and opens his aviation police at Imbaba Airport. Joined by friends, they face humorous challenges together.

Bassant and Diasty

Introducing Diasty, the self-proclaimed village hero, and his partner-in-crime, Bassant. As kids, we got to join them on their misadventures in a quaint Upper Egyptian village, where they attempted to showcase their heroism in the most unconventional ways.

The Five Adventurers

To many of us 90s kids, seeing our five heroes pop from comic book form to full-fledged TV animation was something of a reverential experience. Loza, Noussa, Takhtakh, Atef, and Moheb still live on as the quintessential ragtag group of childhood adventurers.


For the Ancient Egyptian portion of prime time television, we had Sinuhe, the story of a little boy and his travels, experiences. The events were inspired by the literary writings about Sinuhe written sometime during the twelfth Dynasty.

Essam and the Lamp

The series follows the brother of the legendary hero Aladdin, who lives in our time. He postpones his dreams until he finds a magic lamp like his brother's, leading to laziness and strained relationships. When he discovers a real magic lamp and summons a unique genie, he must work to fulfill his dreams, learning valuable lessons along the way.


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