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Hamood Habibi, also spelled Hamoud or Hamoud, is an Arabic CGI video of a child dancing and clapping to a children's song. The video was made by animator Muhammad Ghaloum and first uploaded to YouTube on March 4th, 2007, by user Tahloube S.
Origins and Translation
The video seemingly originated from an animation created by Muhammad Ghaloum. The first instance of the Hamood Habibi video was uploaded on March 4th, 2007, by user Tahloube S:
A request to translate Hamood Habibi to English was posted on /r/translator, receiving this response from Reddit user invisibowl:
"This has popped up here before. Comment from /u/tinkertoon a couple months ago covers it:
It's the silliest thing ever. Just the kid calling on Hamoud (which, along with Hamadi, is a nickname for Ahmad or Mohammad). He uses the word "habibi", which is a term of endearment in Arabic, used between friends or romantic couples. Here you go:
Hamoud dear Hamoud, Hamoud dear (x2)
Wake up! (x2)
Oh Ahmad Hamadi (x2)
Repeated ad nauseam.
When asked about the text in the bottom left corner of the screen, invisibowl responded:
"Didn't notice it before, it's a watermark. 'Cartoon animations – Muhammad Ghaloum'"
The title of the video is usually similar to "Hamood Habibi" or "Hamood Habibi Wake Up" when uploaded to YouTube.
The video has retained a general level of popularity on some areas of the Arabic internet. It began to rise in popularity when popular YouTuber Pyrocynical posted a tweet comparing the character seen in the Hamood Habibi video to the character Sheen from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Planet Sheen on July 11th, 2017:
planet sheen reboot pic.twitter.com/vMOxQTiyIP
— lol (@PyrocynicalVEVO) July 11, 2017
On July 27th, 2017, YouTube account Brady Powers uploaded a video titled "hamood habibi" showing Crash Bandicoot dancing to the audio of Hamood Habibi (video has since been removed, re-upload shown below):
On September 20th, 2017, YouTube account MSXBOY uploaded a video titled "hamood habibi REACT funny funny :DDDDDD" showing YouTuber FlightReacts reacting comically to an overlaid video of Hamood Habibi:
On September 30th, 2017, YouTube account Eracity uploaded a video titled "Hamood Habibi HD 1080p 60FPS" showing a recreation of the Hamood Habibi video in high quality with a custom 3D model:
Mar 05, 2023 at 06:04PM EST
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