Mohammed Saeed Harib is a well-known Emirati animation director and Chairman of Lammtara Art Production. He created the highly popular animated TV series “FREEJ” which means ‘neighborhood’ in the Emirati dialect. The first season aired in 2006 and received rave reviews from viewers and critics alike, with Mohammed and “FREEJ” becoming cultural icons recognized across the region.
“FREEJ” was voted by viewers as the number one show of 2006, 2007 and 2008, and Mohammed won the Emerging UAE Talent Award at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2007. The first season of “FREEJ” also received the Special Country Award at the Hamburg Animation Awards in 2007 and Mohammed won the title of Young CEO of the Year in 2008 from CEO Middle East magazine. Mohammed has also been recognized as one of the World’s Most Influential Arabs from 2008 to 2012 by Arabian Business magazine.
He is currently working on the Animated Feature “The Prophet” with Roger Allers: the director of “The Lion King” and actress Salma Hayek who is acting as a producer on the project alongside The Doha Film Institute.