PRESS CENTER

Welcome to the Chocolate Moose Media press center, where you will find information and resources for your coverage.

From talking condoms to cartoon mosquitos, Chocolate Moose Media and its founder, Peabody Award-winning director, animator, and humanitarian, Firdaus Kharas, harnesses the combined power of animation and humor to tackle taboo subjects, dispel myths, and save millions of lives around the world through widespread behavior change.

The studio’s animated shorts on HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, domestic violence, and more have been adapted in over 90 languages and viewed in over 150 countries.

To join the Chocolate Moose Media press list, request more information, or to arrange an interview with Firdaus Kharas, please contact Caitlin Delaney at caitlin@creativethinking.global.

In addition to the resources in the Press Center, you can also stay up-to-date on Chocolate Moose Media news, events, and videos via Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, and on the Culture Shift blog

 

Media Coverage Highlights

 

 

Wikipedia – Behavior change (public health)

3 October, 2021

 

Three New Awards Highlight Chocolate Moose Media’s Innovative Approach

16 September, 2021

 

Une nouvelle formation virtuelle pour lutter contre le racisme développée à Ottawa

30 July, 2021

 

Launch of the Becoming Antiracist training

28 July, 2021

 

Temporally Relieving Global Constraints, Horasis India Meeting 2021

26 July, 2021

 

HandWiki: Biography – Firdaus Kharas

19 July, 2021

 

Horasis Global Meeting: Digital Bounty

8 June, 2021

 

Say It Skillfully® – Firdaus Kharas animates change in the world

25 May, 2021

 

Supporting the Virtuous Circle, Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on the USA

18 March 2021

 

POWER to Live More with Jo Dodds – Embracing Your Inner Creative Power

5 February, 2021

 

POWER to Live More 

10 February, 2021

 

Be Brave at Work, Part 2 of 2

7 January, 2021

 

Be Brave at Work, Part 1 of 2

4 January, 2021

 

High Flow Lifestyle Podcast

4 January, 2021

 

Your Story: Year in Review 2020

27 December, 2020

 

LEADERSHIP MOMENTS PODCAST

11 December, 2020

 

Using the Whole Whale – A Nonprofit Podcast

Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life – Author Interview

18 November, 2020

 

Beyond the To-Do List  – Firdaus Kharas on Creativity as a Key to a Remarkable Life

17 November, 2020

 

Going North Podcast – “Transformative Creativity” with Firdaus Kharas 

12 November, 2020

 

THE LEADERSHIP PODCAST BY NIELS BRABANDT / NB NETWORKS – How to be creative

2 November, 2020

 

Decoding Purpose with Rebecca Tapp – Firdaus Kharas: Creativity & Cartoons As Catalysts For Epic Social Change

22 October, 2020

 

The New P&L – Principles & Leadership in Business

14 October, 2020

 

The Business and Leadership Podcast

13 October, 2020

 

Health Psychology by Hymie Anisman

Becoming Your Best

22 September, 2020

 

The Mindful Experiment Podcast – Finding Your Creativity

18 September, 2020

 

Dr. Vic Manzo Jr Podcast

18 September, 2020

 

11:11 Talk Radio

16 September, 2020

 

Life Transformation Radio: The Key to a Remarkable Life with Firdaus Kharas

2 Sepember, 2020

 

Global Business – Creativity: The Key To A Remarkable Life

2 September, 2020

 

Compassion is the birthplace for courage’ – 45 quotes from Indian startup journeys

1 September, 2020

 

Mindful Impact: Unlocking Your Creativity 

31 August, 2020

 

From habit to impact: how creativity can transform lives and livelihoods

30 August, 2020

 

From habit to impact: how creativity can transform lives and livelihoods

29 August, 2020

 

Momentum Life Project: Firdaus Kharas on how to be more creative

20 August, 2020

 

Firdaus Kharas elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

23 April, 2020

 

Women Arise – Pandemic in the Age of Global Communications

13 March, 2020

 

Slate School’s Education Idea Lab Presents “Communicating The Mission” 

Why Must We Be Silent?

10 December, 2019

 

Chocolate Moose Media Hits 4K Video Milestone

19 September, 2019

 

Creating Impactful Change Through Animations (Firdaus Kharas)

4 September 2018

 

The Social Impactors Podcast: Directing 4010 animations, innovative solutions & impactful global change (Firdaus Kharas)

30 August, 2018

 

Nine New Awards Support Chocolate Moose Media’s Mission

27 December, 2017

 

Animated Video Portrays Refugees’ Plight, Encourages Welcoming

16 October, 2017

 

Nouvelle vidéo pour déstigmatiser les victimes de viols au Congo New Video To Destigmatize Congo Rape Victims

8 August, 2017

 

CV Magazine:  2017 Global Excellence Awards

16 June, 2017

 

Firdaus Kharas at CTIAF 2017

4 February 2017

 

“This is our story.”

8 August, 2017

 

Firdaus Kharas, a social entrepreneur using media to better human conditions around the world

28 June, 2017

 

Cutting The Glare For Migraine Sufferers

19 June, 2017

 

Kharas Humanitarian Efforts Attract More Awards

16 May, 2017

 

Erudit.org: The (Globalized) Three Amigos: Translating and Disseminating HIV/AIDS Prevention Discourse 

9 February, 2017

 

Chocolate Moose Media Recognized For Global Impact

16 December, 2016

 

TMT Entertainment Awards 2016

December 15, 2016

 

Career Paths, International Affairs: Firdaus Kharas

3 November  2016

 

A Conversation with Firdaus Kharas Founder & Chairman of Chocolate Moose Media

23 October, 2016

 

NatureForAll Launches New Global Conservation Movement with Animated Film

6 September, 2016

 

Four Awards For CMM’s Videos on Violence , Diabetes

21 June, 2016

 

Chocolate Moose Media’s Behaviour-Change Communications at WHS

27 May, 2016

 

The Huffington Post: A New African Super-girl Confronts Ebola

3 March, 2016

 

QDA Launches Animated Diabetes Videos

1 December, 2015

 

Online PR Media: ‘Beyond Survival’ Video Tackles Ebola Stigma

25 November, 2015

 

Carleton U: Firdaus Kharas: Creator of Chocolate Moose Media

7 November, 2015

 

Carleton U: Firdaus Kharas: Using Laughter and Animation to Save Lives

23 September, 2015

 

New CMM Channel Can Reach Six Billion People In Local Langua

14 September, 2015

 

The Ottawa Citizen: Carleton honours community builders as convocations begin

9 June, 2015

 

GSD Magazine: Translators Without Borders: When Linguistics Saves Lives

2 April, 2015

 

Firdaus Kharas Named Among World’s Top Social Innovators

17 February, 2015

 

Global Geneva: Imaginative cartoons: Reaching out for AIDS, Malaria and Ebola

31 January, 2015

 

Darpan Magazine: Firdaus Kharas: Activism Through Animation

26 January, 2015

 

Fighting Ebola with viral animation

2 January, 2015 

 

The Ottawa Sun: Ebola top of mind for medics, artists, academics

21 October, 2014

 

World Religion News: Prayers and Poems: How Churches Help the Battle Against Ebola

21 October, 2014

 

Christian Today: Four minutes which could turn the tide on the Ebola crisis

16 October, 2014

 

This Animated Truth May Help Curb the Spread of Ebola

14 October, 2014

 

Using Animation to Battle Ebola

13 October, 2014

 

Ebola Prevention The Goal of New Chocolate Moose Media Video

14 August, 2014

 

Buzz and Bite Highlighted In New Malaria Museum

25 April, 2014

 

The Atlantic: Talking Condoms Make Safe Sex Campaigns Acceptable in Conservative Countries

18 October, 2013

 

The Guardian: The Guardian International Development Achievement Award

28 August, 2013

 

Next Billion: Talking Condoms and Global Health

19 June, 2013

 

Rabble CA: Firdaus Kharas: Animating public service and social justice

12 July, 2012

 

Global Issues: Social Media Campaign to Take-on Domestic Abusers

19 April, 2011

 

Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

2010

 

Macleans: Infect! Infect! Kill humans with malaria.

May 5, 2008

 

IPS News: HEALTH: Malaria Campaigns Ramp Up Focus on Bed Nets

25 April, 2008

 

UN: Press Conference On Public Service Announcement Campaign To Rid World Of Malaria

22 April, 2008

 

DCFShelp.com: Acclaimed Producer Firdaus Kharas Fighting Malaria With Animation Campaign Initial Production Funding From The Canadian Red Cross

26 November, 2007

 

The Globe and Mail: Animated Series Brings Africa to Other Cultures

23 June, 2007

 

Ottawa Citizen: Ottawan’s talking condoms win Peabody

5 Apr 2007

 

Animated World Network: Animated Boondocks & Three Amigos to Receive Peabody Awards

4 April, 2007

 

Washington Post: New AIDS campaign uses animated characters dressed as condoms to deliver message in 41 languages

2005

 

Sithengi: The Three Amigos Increases Presence in South Africa 

5 May, 2005

 

Taipei Times: Condom-clad characters to take on AIDS

13 January, 2005

 

KHN: New Global Campaign Launched To Promote Condom Use; ‘Three Amigos’ Animated PSAs Use Humor To Stop Spread of HIV

12 January, 2005

 

UN.org: Press Briefing On ‘three Amigos’ Hiv/Aids Prevention Programme

11 January, 2005

 

The Globe and Mail: ‘I’m Just Trying to Make a Small Contribution

17 January, 2005

 

The New Yorker: Pitching Rubbers

24 May, 2004

 

The Record: Animated Condoms Carry Anti-AIDS Message

13 July, 2004