Amir Hamza the Lover and the Dancing Zebra is 1977 animation written, designed & directed by Noureddin Zarrinkelk. King Hamza hunts a zebra. But the zebra is a princess, being turned to animal by the magician vizir. The rest is a love story in Qajar style.
Noureddin Zarrinkelk, also known as Noori or Nouri, is a renowned Iranian animator, concept artist, editor, graphic designer, illustrator, layout artist, photographer, script writer and sculptor.
Noureddin Zarrinkelk was born in 1937 in Mashhad. He studied pharmacy at Tehran University and holds a PharmD. Then he studied animation film in the Belgium Royal Academy Of Fine Arts (Raoul Servais) from 1969 till 1972.
Zarrinkelk founded the first school of Animation, which later merged with the prestigious faculty of fine art of Tehran University. Zarrinkelk continued being a professor of animation and graphic arts well into his retirement age.
Since 1971, Zarrinkelk has been Jury member of various international animation festivals and illustration biennials.
Zarrinkelk was elected as the president of ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation) by his peers in 2003.