Local Cartoon ‘Upin & Ipin’ Is Now Available On Netflix UK And Australia
The popular animated show Upin & Ipin is no stranger to Malaysians. Even if you aren’t fans of the adorable twins (how could you though), their iconic faces are pretty much plastered everywhere from school bags to lunch boxes, and who could forget the fan-favourite pasar malam pyjamas.
Since the show first aired in 2007, the twins have experienced many adventures, meeting new friends and now, they’re going international. Betul, betul, betul! This isn’t a joke, Upin & Ipin will be available on Netflix UK and Australia soon!
Credits: New On Netflix UK
“We’re proud that Netflix UK and Australia wants to stream our work on their platform. This proves that our work is of high-quality and that it reaches the international standard.”
“It also shows that our story surrounding Upin & Ipin can be appreciated wherever even though we created it within the Malaysian context,” said Karya Budi Mohd Aris of Les’ Copaque Production, the company that brought Upin & Ipin to life.
Although it is unsure if Upin & Ipin was the first local cartoon show to be picked up by international Netflix platforms, this is by no means the first major achievement from the local production series.
In fact, the 2019 film Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal was one of the 32 animated motion picture features from around the world that was in the run for nominations for Best Animated Film at the 2020 Academy Awards.