Upin & Ipin Win Big At International Animation Film Festival
Remember watching Upin & Ipin on the telly? From crazy adventures to teaching us important values, the adorable twins have never failed to entertain us!
A few months ago, the local production embarked on a full-length feature film titled “Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris.”
How well was it received?
In just three weeks, it became the highest-grossing local film in the country! (Wow, impressive!)
And now, it is a crowd favourite in the international arena!
The motion picture was crowned as the Best Feature Film at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival 2019. A tall order as the movie beat over 174 other films screened at the festival.
“For the first time, an animation film (of ours) is being screened not only in several cinemas but in cinemas throughout Indonesia. The demand is outstanding and it is definitely a recognition of the work of our locals in animation,” said Burhanuddin Md Razi, the managing director of Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd at a press conference to announce the box office collections for the movie.
(This is not a spoiler alert!) The film follows the journey of Upin & Ipin in finding a way out of a mystery kingdom. While trying to escape, the twins take the responsibility of restoring the kingdom back to its former glory with the help of new friends by facing a series of challenges.
Bravo, team Upin & Ipin for taking the series to a whole new level!
*Featured image sourced from Star Cinema