Tomorrow's Pioneers

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Tomorrow's Pioneers
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No, this is not Mickey Mouse.
Genre: Edutainment
Political drama
Running Time: 60 minutes
Country: Palestine
Release Date: April 13, 2007 – October 16, 2009
Created by: Hazim Al-Sha'arawi
Distributed by: Al-Aqsa TV
Starring: Saraa Barhoum
Samir Abu Muhssen
Mohammad Ramadan
Hazim Al-Sha'arawi
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 17


Tomorrow's Pioneers (رواد الغد Arabic romanization: Ruwād al-Ghad; also known as The Pioneers of Tomorrow) is a Palestinian "children's program" that aired from April 13, 2007 to October 16, 2009 on the Palestinian Hamas-affiliated television station, Al-Aqsa TV (مرئية الأقصى قناة الأقصى). The show features young host Saraa Barhoum and her co-host, a large costumed animal as they perform skits (or "scenes") and discuss life in Palestine in a talk show fashion with call-ins from children (typically of age 9–13 with some as young as 3). Presented in a children's educational format similar to such shows as Sesame Street or Barney and Friends, Tomorrow's Pioneers has been highly controversial as it contains antisemitism, anti-Americanism, and other anti-Western themes.

Why It Sucks

  1. It portrays Americans, and especially Jewish people incredibly negatively, similar to Al Jazeera.
  2. It's very wrong in its teachings. As a program funded by the Hamas Organization, it obviously teaches terrorism to children.
  3. It promotes child soldiers, terrorism, and suicide bombers.
  4. It's basically a series of recruitment videos for Hamas.
  5. The show features evil rip-off versions of well-known cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse (Farfour), Maya the Bee (Nahool; although he is male), Bugs Bunny/Roger Rabbit (Assoud), and Winnie the Pooh (Nassur).
  6. The first episode has Farfour getting punished not because he was rooting for the Israelis, but because he spoke English. In that particular episode, Saraa and Hazim keep saying that it is "terrorist talk" which is stupid and ironic since some people speak English in Palestine.
  7. There's an infamous and horrifying scene in episode 105 (the Season 1 finale) were an actor dressed as an Israeli government official beats Farfour to death after the latter calls him a terrorist. This scene can be both shocking and disturbing to both Mickey Mouse fans and little kids.
  8. Farfour isn't actually the only character that dies, every other character on the show that is not named Saraa, Uncle Hazim and Nassur, dies in a horrifying or shocking way at the finale of every season.
    • Nahool dies after becoming seriously ill and the Israeli authorities refuse to allow his family to take him to an Egyptian hospital for treatment.
    • Assoud dies in the hospital after the Israeli Air Force attacks his town during the Gaza War.
  9. The "children's songs" that are also known as "nursery rhymes" are actually propaganda songs that praise Hamas.
  10. The show has repetitive plots. On every episode, they glorify terrorism.
  11. The costumes used for characters including Farfour look absolutely horrendous and unintentionally creepy.
  12. For some reason, the costumed characters have family members that are not even of the species the costumed character is, which shows laziness from the creators of the show.
    • In the Season 1 finale (which is the episode in which Farfour dies), Farfour's grandpa (which dies of natural causes in the same episode) appears, but the grandpa is actually a human actor, instead of a mouse-like Farfour.
    • The same thing happens in the Season 2 finale, where Assoud is informed that Nahool has died, leading to a lame plot twist where it is revealed that Assoud was Nahool's brother, which is stupid due to it being impossible a bee and a rabbit to all be siblings in real life! That's like Coop and Millie Burtonburger turning out to be Dilweed and Fungus Chuck's niece and nephew.
    • Another example occurs in episode 202, when Nahool takes Farfour's place as co-host of the show, however, it is revealed that Farfour was actually Nahool's cousin.
  13. Apart from the death scenes and the Hamas propaganda, there is a controversial scene in which Nahool is seen entering a Palestinian zoo where he proceeds to swing cats by their tails and throw rocks at lions. Despite the scene being made for kids to teach them that injuring animals is bad, it is still a bad influence on kids and that is something Eric Cartman from South Park would do.
  14. The voice acting for Farfour is plain awful and laughable as if a sick elderly man took the place.
  15. It was said that Diane Disney Miller got a letter from the director of Tomorrow’s Pioneers, saying that the creators denied that the show was teaching evil, and he demanded the network not pull the show off the air, showing that he can't take criticism.
  16. It was so dreadful, that after the show was cancelled, it got banned in many countries.
  17. The costumed characters are so bad, annoying, and heartless, they make Walt Disney, Waldemar Bonsels, Tex Avery, Alan Alexander Milne, and Ernest Howard Sheperd roll in their graves.

Reception And Criticism

Although there is no official reception of Tomorrow's Pioneers from sites like IMDb, the show was universally panned by critics and audiences alike, and many have considered this show to be one of, if not the worst children's show of all time. Criticisms concerning the content and methods employed in the broadcast of Tomorrow's Pioneers have come from a variety of sources. Israeli officials and critics from the Anti-Defamation League have denounced the program as incendiary and outrageous in content. Watchdog groups, Palestinian Media Watch and MEMRI have described the show as "anti-Israeli," and PMW has commented on the show's "champion[ing of] violence, promot[ion of] hatred of Israel and preach[ing] about world Islamic supremacy." Within the Arabic community, critics have suggested that the show has potential to introduce bias in children at an age when they are unable to properly differentiate between political viewpoints.

Even Walt Disney's last surviving child, Diane Disney Miller, hated this show. She described it as pure evil, as it teaches children to be evil and it goes against every grain of humanity.

Comments


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TheAnimeLover

3 months ago
Score 1
Possibly Farfour's grandpa is the adoptive father of Farfour's parents.
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TheAnimeLover

3 months ago
Score 0
The rabbit looks like Robbie The Rabbit from Silent Hill 3AGW
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MrAnonymous

3 months ago
Score 4
THOSE FUCKING ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTISEMITIC, TERRORISM GLORIFYING CUNTS!
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I have no idea 2.0

3 months ago
Score 0
Why does this even exist?
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Blubabluba9990

2 months ago
Score 3
I mean it's propaganda so it is meant to portray the targets in a negative light. Not that I support them or anything.
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Blader07

2 months ago
Score 0
What if this show was a sequel/spin-off from Escape from TomorrowAMW?
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Freddy83

2 months ago
Score 0
It would had been a animated series that aired on October 11, 2017 until October 11, 2019.
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I have no idea 2.0

2 months ago
Score 3
This show sucks! SJWs suck! Propaganda sucks! The characters suck!
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HarvettFox96

2 months ago
Score 0
One of the foreign series is the least favourite but most offensive causes by diverse ethnic audiences.
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Freddy83

2 months ago
Score 0
I guess Nassur could have died after production of the series finale...
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MatthewThePrep

2 months ago
Score 0
This is basically Hamas propaganda at its worst.
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Mbad3

one month ago
Score 0
This almost sounds like some sort of parody of children shows!
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MinionsPartners2000

26 days ago
Score 0
Why would someone put a terrorist block program for a preschool show?
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JuooIsHere33

23 days ago
Score 1
There is nothing redeeming about this show.
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Fortdicted

19 days ago
Score 1
This is so bad that no Palestinian would want to watch this.
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Daswagdude555

16 days ago
Score 1
I'm Palestinian, and even I wouldn't recommend this to any Arab.
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Master Chief

7 days ago
Score 1
Now, there are lots of bad shows I watched as a kid, some that even teach some not so great morals, like it's okay to throw a fit to get what you want, but my god, am I glad that I never watched this show as a kid.
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Acapal8893

2 days ago
Score 0
Why do people make this type of crap?
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Black Knight Animation Studios

14 hours 53 minutes ago
Score 0

look its mokeh

NO,no its not

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