Almost every Malaysian has heard of Upin & Ipin – the adorable chatterbox animated characters that has graced our TVs since 2007.
Besides winning us over with their antics on the small screen, the animated twins are also stars on the big screen.
The March 2019 Upin & Ipin movie, ‘Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris’ (Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal in Bahasa) was declared as the top earning animated film in Malaysia back in April with a whopping RM25mil earnings at the box office!
While the record now goes to ‘BoBoiBoy Movie 2’, this Upin & Ipin movie is still making waves overseas.
‘Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris’ just won best feature film in Monteal International Film Festival Animation 2019 (ANIMAZE)!
The film produced by Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd beat out submissions from over 65 countries to bag the big win.
‘Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris’ was amongst 174 films that was showcased at the international film festival and conference on animation that took place in Montreal, Canada from 29th August to 1st September 2019.
Other winners at the renowned festival are Hong Kong’s ‘Another World’ for best short and ‘Plastic Plastic Everywhere’ for the Film that Matters award.
With this win, we can’t help but think that there is some credence to Boboiboy director’s words on Hollywood animation being not as good as Malaysian animation.
Congratulations to the entire Upin & Ipin team!