6 Malaysian Properties at MIPTV Asian Animation Screenings

By AMRITA VALECHA | 2 April, 2011 - 13:24

This year, MIPTV (4-7 April), one of the biggest global annual content markets for TV held in Cannes, includes the Asian Animation Screenings that are scheduled for Wednesday 6th April, 2011 at Auditorium K, Level 4 at the Palais Des Festivals.

The Asian Animation Screening will feature the most talented and innovative animation content from various Asian countries. This session is about showcasing six Animation Programs from Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea and India and will give a short analysis of each program.

Talking  about the Malaysian Screenings to Animation Xpress Asia Pacific, Adam Ham, Executive Director of GCMA, “As the Malaysian Government has announced plans to implement a singular digital content industry strategy in the objective of accelerating the entertainment & media industry under Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Program (ETP), GCMA is working closely to align all marketing campaigns and strategies to facilitate and nurture Malaysia’s creative content and application industry, namely content creation, services, and distribution & broadcasting sectors, which will eventually transform Malaysia into a regional hub for digital content.  Together with the Malaysian Government namely FINAS, SKMM, MATRADE and MDeC and the dedicated industry players, GCMA will be committed and poised to the challenge to lead “Creative Malaysia” to the prominent markets in the world to showcase Malaysia’s capacity and capability to create original, locally produced content and develop competency in content-related services to the regional market.

Mahyidin Mustakim, Director General of FINAS & Head of Delegation of the Malaysia Pavilion shared, “Malaysia welcomes the world to a new horizon of creative partnerships. Malaysia, a truly world-class digital content hub for Asia is now ever-ready to invite you to see for yourself the Malaysian creativity that will be able to show you the success of its world-class contents with the strong support of the Malaysian Government. The Malaysian government encourages the establishment of smart partnerships of any form such as co-production, distribution, work-for-hire projects or even investment opportunities. Malaysia has a competitive advantage where the world sees Malaysia as an attractive and conducive Asian Hub for digital content development for the world.

The six Malaysian Properties to be screened are as follow

Bola Kampung

Company:  Animasia Studio Sdn Bhd & Susunan Kreatif Sdn Bhd
Producer:  Adnan Mansor, Edmund Chan & Raye Lee
Targeted Age: 5 to 12
Project Synopsis:
Set in a village called Kampung Gong Lechar, the story revolves around a group of adolescent who have great passions towards football. However, they only play it for the sake of fun. Not until the Principal Daud and the newly appointed coach,  Abdul Rahman decided to form a football team representing their school in the inter school competition.
Iwan, the main protagonist who adores Zinedane Zidane so much leads the team in its struggles to become the best in the district. Alas, his dream is against by his father, Azman who doesn't want Iwan to suffer the same fate as him. Azman was once a national player who suffered a tragic fate that tarnished his football career. With the support of his two best friends, Azizul and Sabok, Iwan manage to steer aside the problems and emerges as the backbone of the team.

With togetherness, the team strives to overcome challenges that come along the way in order to achieve their dreams.

Kung Fu Chicken

Company:  Animasia Studio Sdn Bhd & Agogo Entertainment (HK)
Producer:  Edmund Chan, Raye Lee & Steven Ching
Targeted Age: 7 to 11
Project Synopsis:
Welcome to Golden Egg Securities, the number one security service on Rocky Perch. Chuck, who runs the company with his two friends, Flick and Wing. They provide Kung Fu style security to the citizens of Rocky Perch and their valuables, as they travel across the island. Chuck also inherited a very special talisman in the shape of a golden egg, an object that bestows amazing powers on whomever possesses it, and turns Chuck into Kung Fu Chicken. Unfortunately for Chuck, the talisman doesn’t come with any instructions, so he doesn’t know how to properly control his new abilities.

Golden Egg Securities services are in great demand, since the island is also home to the world’s pinkest criminal mastermind, Dr Gringo, the Pink Flamingo, who is hell-bent on getting rid of Rocky Peak’s newest hero, Kung Fu Chicken.

Boo & Me 2

Company:  Inspidea Sdn Bhd and KidsCo
Producer:  Inspidea Sdn Bhd
Targeted Age: 6-10
Project Synopsis:

Boo & Me shows that anyone can learn how to be green, even an orangutan! Boo is a baby orangutan living in the lush Malaysian rainforest after being rescued from poachers. Teaching him how to be a primate is Aiman and Yasmin, two active children living in the orangutan sanctuary, who are also teaching him how to take care the environment. As Boo learns how not to waste food, water or electricity, all three of them discover more ways to love and protect nature. They know that the littlest things they do can have a big impact.


Company:  Vision New Media Sdn Bhd and Moody Street Kids
Producer:  Gillian Carr / Low Huoi Seong
Targeted Age: 7-9
Project Synopsis:
While on a pleasant car ride, Flea-bag, as all dogs do, put his head out the window to enjoy the delightful wind rushing when –SNAP!!! His collar got caught on a roadside sapling and he was flung far into a distant city.
Alone in the big city, Flea-bag was soon picked up by the dog catcher and deposited in an over-crowded doggie lock-up. And doggie lock-up is no place for a house pooch. There are "bad" dogs here. And where there are bad dogs, there are fleas... In particular: ITCH E. FLEA. Wise-talking, street flea. Believing Itch E.’s claim of knowing the way back home, Flea-bag escapes the dog pound. Their mission: to find Flea-bag’s family and live happily-ever-after.

Until then, they will travel the streets of the city looking for their place in this world.

Saladin The Animated Series

Company:  Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) & Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC)
Producer:  Desmond Lee, Mohamed Al Bitar
Targeted Age: 10-15
Project Synopsis:
An action-adventure series, SALADIN has everything the target audience of 10-15 years old want - heroes, villains, vendettas, drama, comedy, exotic locales, daring rescues and a dash of romance.  SALADIN is the ultimate hero - courages in the face of danger, never willing to admit defeat and funny when he needs to be. In a world of danger, there's only one man you'll want in your corner – SALADIN

Inspired by the actual 12th Century statesman and warrior, the series proposes a fictional period in his life as a young adventurer, the experience of which shaped the first leader he would become. Eighteen years old and ready to take on the world, Saladin leaves his home city of Damascus with his lifelong friend TARIK in search of adventure - this is where the series begins.

War Of The Worlds: Goliat

Company:  Tripod Entertainment
Producer:  Leon Tan
Targeted Age: 15 and above
Project Synopsis:
“War of the Worlds: Goliath” is an epic steam punk story set in 1914 during a Martian invasion of Earth, where a ragtag human army of steam-powered battle walkers, heat-ray biplanes and armoured Zeppelins face off a technologically-advanced alien fleet.We focus on the crew of the battle machine “Goliath” in their desperate bid to fight the alien invaders.
Human drama, courage under fire, conflicted nationalism, and the struggle for freedom unfold as the crew learns to trust each other to survive.

Featuring the voice talents of Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin and many others, “War of the Worlds: Goliath” is a Tripod Entertainment production, executive produced by TMNT’s Kevin Eastman.  It is set for a mid-2011 release in stereoscopic 3D theatrical, DVD and broadcast.