Upin & Ipin going International with Disney Channel Asia

By FARHATNAZ ANSARI | 6 June, 2011 - 16:52

The Malaysia’s favourite kid’s show Upin & Ipin is now going International with Disney Channel Asia. Les Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd. the developer and producer of Upin & Ipin signed a "Broadcast License Agreement" with Disney Channel Asia which basically translates that Disney will broadcast the series and film on their platform.

About the association between Disney Channel Asia and Les Copaque, Mohd Faiz bin Mohd Hanafiah, Art Director, Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd. says, “It began when we invited Disney Asia to the launching of our feature film, "GENG : The Adventure Begins" back in 2009. They gave us some very positive feedbacks but didn't acquire our show right away. It was only later once we've produced "Upin & Ipin and friends" as a full series that they approached us. And we've been working together ever since”.

Upin & Ipin has been airing on Disney Channel Asia since the year end holidays in 2009, every Monday to Friday at 4pm. According to the Agreement 17 territories under Disney Channel Asia will air Upin & Ipin which includes Timor Leste, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, etc.

About working with Disney Asia Faiz asserts, “Needless to say, it is a great opportunity to get to work with such a big name in animation. The fact that our shows are being broadcasted on Disney, affirms that our products' quality and values are of international standards, and they bring us to amazing mileage. While it is fun to work with such a great company, it is not without challenge as they have detailed requirements and high expectations that need to be delivered”.

Currently Upin & Ipin is being aired on TV9 in Malaysia, MNCTV for Indonesia, Suria TV for Singapore and also Hilal TV for Turkey.

“Well, in a nutshell, it has been a wonderful experience with Disney Channel. We love working with Disney and hopefully our relationship will keep improving and be a lasting one. We're planning to produce more shows, and hopefully, for every one we'll get the same or more interest and support from Disney”, he further added.