Ben & Izzy

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Ben & Izzy
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Premiere 2008
Finale 2008
Creator Randa Ayoubi
Style 30-minute children's adventure
Company Layalina Productions


Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin Jordan

Ben & Izzy is a children's computer-generated animated program currently in production in Jordan. The show will follow the adventures of two children, one from America and one from Jordan, who meet when their grandfathers work together on an archeological expedition. The two find a long-lost genie named Yasmine, who takes them on adventures through history.

The two boys are meant to be representative of their home countries—Ben, the American, is supposed to be "big and energetic," but also "a bit xenophobic, self-centered, needs-to-win competitive." Izzy, the Jordanian, is "slight of build, sinewy and studious" but "can be a little too serious, self-righteous, superior, even devious."

The show is currently being pitched to various networks, including PBS, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The show has the creative and financial support of King Abdullah II, and it has acquired an international distribution agreement with Monster Distributes.




Actor Character
Annie Mumolo Ben
Kath Soucie Izzy
Lucy Liu Yasmine
Mark Hamill Professor John 'Jake' Martin
Brian Cummings Professor Omar Aziz
Clancy Brown Clutchford Wells



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