Animation in Malaysia began in 1946 with the establishment of the Malayan Film Unit(now known as the National Film). The first short animated film is the saga of Reindeer(Anandam Xavier, 1978) and aired in 1983. Short films that appeared between 1984and 1987 were: Reindeer & Monkey, Reindeer & Crocodiles, The Smart Crow, TheArrogant Hare and the Lion of greed.
The call by the government against the use of digital technology in the early 1980s saw the production of the first TV series, Usop Sontorian by the private sector (KamnIsmail, 1993). While the first feature film, Silat Lagenda (Hassan Abd Muttalib) aired in1998. Last, a 31 series TV, 4 telemovie and 3 feature films were made (some of themhave been sold to other
Do you still remember the first Malaysia's animated show about the year 1998first. Yes, the animation is called Silat Lagenda. It is an issue KRU & PeninsulaPictures. I very much hope that the animation that brings the story of the history of the Malay warrior can be a real movie.It doesn't matter who show promise of playing a sound and a great action fight battle on par with China or Thailand film. If Silat Lagendasuccessful live action films, of course, he got box-office. It is best if you can watch aversion of Silat Lagenda man!
Usop Sontorian 1995 - the first TV Animation Series
Some cartoonists have also been lifted them into the form of animated characters.Among these are: Lat (Kampong Boy - developed in the United States and animatedin the Philippines); Imuda (Matt Dark, the first local film with character animation), Nan(Din Taxi), and Ujang (Usop Sontorian).
LAT (Mohamed Nor Khalid) is one of the most-read cartoonists in Southeast Asia, and with the continued, widespread reprinting and translating of his cartoons, he is gaining worldwide fame.
His annual compilations of his strips into books have been extremely successful with one, Kampung Boy, selling more than 100,000 copies. The first print of 60,000 over copies sold out within four months and it had to be reprinted. For a country like Malaysia, that response is a big amount. His comics have a very wide range for an audience including children, intellectuals, and politicians who are fans.