Commander Safeguard

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Commander Safeguard
GenreKids Show
Created byImtisal Abbasi (IAL Saatchi & Saatchi)
Opening themePak Pak Pakistan
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes14
Executive producersTahir Malik
Hans Dewaele
ProducerIAL Saatchi & Saatchi
Production locationPakistan
Running time15–20 minutes
Original networkVarious channels
Original release27 January 2005 (2005-01-27) –

Commander Safeguard is Pakistan's first animated superhero Series produced by the Pakistani advertising agency IAL Saatchi & Saatchi and animated by Post Amazers. The character is popular in Pakistan and in Mexico,[1] where it is known as Capitan Escudo.[2] The superhero is depicted as a representation of Safeguard (soap) who fights and defeats the germs who are led by a character called "Dirtoo"(Leader Of Germs).[3] The cartoon was originally broadcast Pakistan's National Language in Urdu. It is one of the most popular children's animated television series in Pakistan.[4][5]

The television series[edit]

Commander Safeguard's Mission: Clean Sweep, commonly known as Commander Safeguard, is the first Pakistani "3D Animated Series". It is sponsored by Procter & Gamble Pakistan, The show was produced and animated by Post Amazers to promote hand washing habits among children. The animated series was created to augment the educational material on health and hygiene.[citation needed]

Episodes and seasons[edit]

To date, 12 episodes (excluding two independence day special episodes) varying in length from 15 to 20 minutes have been aired on many Pakistani TV channels. Episode 7, Commander Safeguard's Mission: Double Trouble was the longest episode ever which was 24 mins long, and divided into 2 parts. This episode marked Germander's debut appearance.

It is one of the most popular local TV shows for children in Pakistan. Episode 12, known as Commander Safeguard's Mission: Back To School, has the same name as 2010 10th Episode. Episode 12 is the shortest among all the episodes with only 13 minutes.

In July 2016, a short movie called 'Commander Safeguard's Mission: Clean Sweep: Jungle Main Mungle', was broadcast. It was the first short movie to be produced by Second Sense instead of Post Amazers. It ran for 15 minutes and featured Dirtoo trying to sicken children by adding germs to the food of children who did not wash their hands with soap. However Commander Safeguard defeated him.


Voice actor Role
Shafiq-ur-Rehman Commander Safeguard & Dirtoo
Mustafa Qureshi Germander
Bushra Ansari Dirtee
Behroze Sabzwari Ghunsunna
Ameer Ali Moti Behs
Uzma Zaidi Kachra Rani
Saleem Hasan Algham
Talat Hussain School Teacher
Aziz Jindani School Teacher
Ameer Ali Doctor Uncle
Isnain Khan Ali & Daniyal
Ameer Ali Kulsoom (Dirty)
Mateen Mahmood Dr. Zibago


In 2005, it was adopted in the Philippines as Captain Hugas and broadcasts in English-Filipino bilingualism.

In 2007, it was adopted in Mexico as Capitan Escudo.

On April 18, 2012, it was adopted in Africa (mostly Kenya) as the Africa's Local Super Hero - Commander Safeguard.

Production credits[edit]

  • Ahmed khalilullah, Vfx director, idea representer, managing director – Morocco
  • Aziz Jindani, Brand Manager, Global franchise Procter & Gamble, United States
  • Salman Butt, Brand Manager, Safeguard, Procter & Gamble, Pakistan
  • Mubashara Khalid, Brand Manager, Safeguard, Procter & Gamble, Pakistan
  • Ahmed Rizvi, Assistant Brand Manager, Safeguard, Procter & Gamble, Pakistan
  • Saad Munawar Khan, Assistant Brand Manager, Safeguard, Procter & Gamble, Pakistan
  • Tahir Malik, Director Marketing, Procter & Gamble Pakistan
  • Imtisal Abbasi, Creative Director, IAL Saatchi & Saatchi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pakistani animated character takes Mexico by storm, Business Recorder, retrieved 2008-04-21
  2. ^ Images Staff (8 July 2016). "Pakistan finds its Commander Safeguard in Tiger Shroff". Images. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Animatedly yours - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Animatedly yours". Express Tribune. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  5. ^ "'Paak Saaf Pakistan' initiative launched: Safe drinking water and sanitation are the priority areas: Alvi". Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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