Kuala Lumpur’s Eden Studio launches Children’s Publication, “ Ge Mei Lia”

By AMRITA VALECHA | 22 June, 2011 - 13:38

Eden Studio and a well-known Malaysian-Chinese author, Mr. Eddie See formally launched a series of television animation and motion picture projects. These projects are based on Malaysia’s most popular children’s classic comic book publication, called “GE MEI LIA (GML).”

Founded by Mr. Eddie See Yew Lee, GML was first published in 1997 by Green Apple Studio Sdn. Bhd. It is the fastest growing and the most successful children’s comic magazine in Malaysia’s Chinese vertical market, with 150,000 to 240,000 monthly circulations. The monthly publication has successfully established a super-loyal fan base, supported by the astonishing 24% of the entire Chinese Primary Students population.

“Ge Mei Lia” is currently endorsed and utilized by the school board throughout Malaysia with solid and loyal followings. It has gained strong overseas exposures and a loyal fan base, and is rapidly expanding into the mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore to become he Malaysia’s first Chinese intellectual property’s global success story.

The creator and author of GML, Mr. See says, “After the years of planning, I am very happy to see that Eden Studio is finally emerging with all projects going forward, both in animation television series and live action film. I am sure my fans will be happy with the choice I made with Eden. I look forward to be working with them.”

Eden Studio’s Chairman, Sony Suzuki says, “GML franchise is the fastest growing children’s intellectual property in Malaysia today, and may very well be in the entire Asia. We are truly blessed to work with the high caliber of creative artists such as Mr. Eddie See.”

Ken Yuen, Managing Director of Eden Studio states, “Eden Studio promises that we will produce the best GML product as much as possible. I am confident that GML’s avid fans will continually support our projects. We are very excited to have launched the pre-productions.”

GML currently has 150,000 to 240,000 monthly publications in Malaysia and 20,000 monthly publications in Singapore. It has achieved the record breaking 80,000 copies in merely two months after the launch in Guangzhou in the mainland China. The publisher also plans to release GML both in Beijing and Shanghai in early 2012.