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HISTORY

 

Here is the brief history of MARTI animation ltd.:

 

Ali Murat Erkorkmaz Art Center

The first company to work as a base for Ali Murat Erkorkmaz. He has started this one right after he had graduated from the university. Many talented people started their career here where he produced his early animations and commercials as well as the school magazines 'Open the Sesame'. Before he moved to Bahrain, he published the DUNYA CHILD newspaper from this office. With the lab he put together, he served as a 16mm color lab for the middle east and Europe. After the crisis that stopped all the business in the late 70's Turkey, he closed down this company and went to Bahrain.

Fortune Promoseven / Arabation / Promovision

After he moved to Bahrain in 1979, he became a partner of Fortune Promoseven where he formed the first Arabian Animation company, Arabation and then later on, headed Promovision, a division of Fortune Promoseven that produced live action films for the middle east. He stayed in Bahrain for almost 5 years where he made the animations for the Arabic version of the 'Sesame Street', 'Eftah Ya Semsem'. He produced many Arabic and English TV series and features for the region. With 'Bahrain, Bahrain', he received a silver medal from the Amir of Bahrain. He also formed a foundation for the Disabled Arabic Children and worked on educating children in the region. Through this office, he opened many branches to produce animation, such as Sri Lanka, India, Kuwait and Egypt. He moved back to Turkey by the end of 1984.

ARTNET S.A.

When he moved back to Turkey, he formed ARTNET S.A. and speeded up his works. Besides the animation, he opened an art gallery. He brought in the first graphic computers and started writing software. Through this studio, he performed most of his works. Besides many series for the television, he published books, magazines and wrote software. He started his works for the world market and receieved many awards as ARTNET S.A.. His signature expands from the celebrations of 23rd of April in the United Nations, to the inter-school activities. While entering the year 2000, he closed down ARTNET S.A. to form a better organized MARTI.

MARTI animation ltd.

By the beginning of 2000, he formed MARTI for a better oraganization of producing of animated cartoons and software. He moved to a wider office that is technically more developed. From here, he started producing TV series and feature animation as well as high level artificial intelligence software for the world market.

Cartuna Corporation

After the initial step into the world market, he formed the Cartuna Corporation to handle his productions in the global market and produce series in connection with the new world. He made partners with Greg Barr, his friend and business associate from years back, in Bahrain and Egypt. 'The Cartuna Show' was the first series released from this company.

Aniventure

It was unavoidable to form a company in the heart of the film and cinema industry and ANIVENTURE was established for this reason. Dana Walker and Greg Barr were his two partners in this company whose main target was marketing the real time animation software written by himself. The works of this company is practised in full speed, penetrating the software industry, forming bonds with the major names and companies of the world and preparing a grand project for the near future.

Marti US

As an extension of the MARTI animation ltd. in Turkey, MARTI US was formed but however, after forming the Aniventure, the use of this company was obsolete therefore it was closed down.

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