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ED

Managing Director 

Juhaidah Joemin (ED) is the co-founder and Managing Director of Giggle Garage. ED spent many years in Malaysia's creative industry; participated in its evolution from policy-making to production. Earlier, she was with JCC broadcasting where she evaluated content acquisition and oversaw co-production projects such as SEEFOOD Movie & Saladin Series. ED serves as mentor and judge in programs including the XMedia Lab, IPCC, Asia Pacific PANORAMA and International Digital Emmy Awards.

Zeno Gabing

Zeno

Executive Director 

Zeno Gabing is the co-founder of Giggle Garage and also the Executive Director of the company; implementing strategic direction as well as providing leadership and business management of the company. Having spent more than 16 years in the private sectors and in the corporate leadership, Zeno is experienced in designing, setting and executing business strategic goals and objectives.

Mastura Yunan

Mastura

Studio Manager 

Mastura makes things work. She is the manager of our studio and responsible for the smooth production and daily operation at The Playground. She has more than 15 years of experience in multimedia, immersive & non-immersive technologies, production and content creation. Prior to Giggle Garage, she was the Program Coordinator for the Virtual Reality school at Multimedia University Malaysia in the Faculty of Creative Multimedia.

Soo Jun Ning

Soo Jun Ning

Creative Director 

Jun Ning is the person behind the creative works at The Playground: his creativity is simply making our life more beautiful. Jun Ning has more than 14 years of experience in animation production, art directing & production design. Prior to Giggle Garage, he was the Art Director for Saladin TV Series that was nominated for the 39th International Emmy Award 2011. He is also the Platinum Award winner from The One Academy of Communication Design, Malaysia.

Kok Yen Low

Yen

Animation Director 

Kok Yen Low is the Animation Director at The Playground. He has more than 15 years experience in various content creations and animation production: illustration, character animation, storyboarding, directing motion capture and story directions. Prior to Giggle Garage, Yen worked as the lead animator in the International Emmy nominated TV Series, Saladin.

Ket Wee

Ket Wee

Technical Director 

KW Koh is the lead Technical Director at The Playground. He is responsible for VFX/Lighting/Rigs and setting up the pipeline in our animation production. Ket Wee has more than 15 years working in the animation industry. In essence, he is an experienced artist with technical genius.

Belinda Teoh

Belinda

Producer 

Belinda Teoh is a Producer at The Playground. She has more than 15 years experience in content productions. Earlier, Bel was a lecturer in Film & Animation at Multimedia University Malaysia; and had also worked to produce various domestic and international TVC projects in ad ad company. Bel loves designs & crafts, animals and support all efforts toward animal saving & rescuing. Bel has myriad of experiences with super fun attitude, a combination that makes her a fabulous Giggler.

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We license original and popular animated TV shows for contents & characters; and various merchandising rights worldwide.



Boing

BOING The Play Ranger

This is a preschool series produced in high quality 3d animation. Our lovable, fun-filled main characters that live in Playville are based on animals that can transform into various playground rides that are very familiar to kids. This charismatic series features BOING and his friends, together they are the rangers of the playground town, Playville. Whenever there are problems in Playville, the Playrangers are there to help.

Values

Illustrates the basic principles of the comedy, adventure, teamwork and safety for young kids. The characters are cute, colorful and joyful.

Where to watch

Broadcast over 40 countries.

Target

Boys and girls from 3 to 6 years old

ORIGANIMALS

Origanimals – To The Rescue

Paper springs to life on the amazing Planet Origami! The world is home to a colourful community of origami animals known as Origanimals. Ryan Rhino, Fiona Fox, Zoe Zebra and Khye Koala form a wildlife rescue team – the “Awesome Four,” or “A4″ – who use problem-solving skills and creative origami solutions to help Origanimals in need. This bunch certainly know that the benefits of cooperation are manifold; wherever they go, the A4 is sure to find fun and adventures, and a whole pile of new friends!

Values

Illustrates the basic principles of the adventure, teamwork and problem solving using paper crafts. The wildlife and nature themes provide childhood imagination, discoveries and subtle learning about animal facts.

Where to watch

In production. Ready to broadcast in June 2015. TV rights worldwide distribution by Bejuba! Entertainment, Canada.

Target

Boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old

 

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At Giggle Garage, creativity and passion for fun are our playgrounds. Using timeless storytelling traditions, we create CGI animated projects for multiple platforms so we can continue entertaining you.

Zeno Gabing , Executive Director

What we do?

Our core is in creating original animated contents of high quality children and family entertainment; either fully managed or co-produced with partners. With our talented creative & and technical staff, we also provide CGI animation services, commercial works, VFX or content commissioning for multiple digital platforms. We create · animate · giggle !


MSC Status

MSC Status Company

Giggle Garage is an MSC Malaysia status company. MSC Malaysia status is recognition by the Government of Malaysia through the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance the products and services. It is a mark of world-class service and achievement.

Awards

We are both proud and humbled that our audience and industry alike have recognised our commitment to quality children’s and family entertainment and excellence in business production processes. The following are the awards we have won since our establishment.

 

2013: BOING THE PLAY RANGER — Highly Commended, Best 3D Animated TV Programme, 18th Asian Television Awards
2013: ORIGANIMALS — Best Animation 2013 NEF-AWANI Award, Malaysia
2013: ORIGANIMALS — Merit Awards, Best Media and Entertainment, Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2013, Malaysia
2013: BOING THE PLAY RANGER — Nominated for Best 3D Animated TV Programme, 18th Asian Television Awards
2013: BOING THE PLAY RANGER — Nominated for Best Preschool TV Programme, 18th Asian Television Awards
2012: ORIGANIMALS — Winner Best Planning Award, Seoul Promotion Plan/Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
2012: ORIGANIMALS — Golden Prize, 14th Tokyo Broadcast Systems/DigiCon6 “Digital Contents Animation & Movie” 2012 Award, Malaysia
2011: MSC STATUS COMPANY — Recognition from Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

The Giggles Story

Since our incorporation in November 2010, lots of wonderful things have happened. The timeline below is some of our exciting stories. The future is going to be even more exciting!

  • NEF-Awani Dec 2013
    Origanimals won the Best Animation organized by NEF-Astro Awani.
  • Highly Commended Dec 2013
    Highly Commended - Best 3D Animation TV Program for BOING The Play Ranger. Fantastic achievement for a preschool property.
  • Asia Pacific ICT Awards Oct 2013
    ORIGANIMALS won Merit Awards, Best Media and Entertainment - Malaysia
  • Asian TV Awards Oct 2013
    Nominated for Best 3D Animated TV Programme and Best Preschool TV Programme for BOING The Play Ranger
  • Origanimals Jul 2013
    Main production for Origanimals initiated.
  • S1 Boing May 2013
    BOING The Play Range main production completed 26 eps x 11' ahead of schedule
  • TBS/DigiCon6 Oct 2012
    Golden Prize for 14th Tokyo Broadcast Systems (TBS) DigiCon6 2012 Regional Award for ORIGANIMALS TV Series (Malaysia)
  • SPP/SICAF Jun 2012
    ORIGANIMALS™ won Best Planning Award, SPP/SICAF Seoul
  • The Playground April 2012
    New studio. We found The Playground at EB3 Cyberjaya, Malaysia
  • BOING Mar 2012
    BOING The Play Ranger main production commenced in Cyberjaya
  • We are MSC Status Dec 2011
    Giggle Garage was awarded MSC Malaysia status company.
  • Co-Production March 2011
    First international co-production with CBS Korea started for property BOING The Play Ranger. Signed worldwide distribution agreement with Synergy Media for BOING The Play Ranger
  • New IP Feb 2011
    Concept Development for Origanimals initiated.
  • Founded Nov 2010
    Giggle Garage Animation studio is founded. First studio was opened at Phileo Damansara, Petaling Jaya

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    Chameleon

    Category: In Development

    CHAMELEON is a short form, non-verbal TV series of 78 episodes x 2′, targeting 9 – 12 yrs old children and family. A slapstick comedy, the series revolves around the antics of two late bloomer chameleons, Cam and Leon as they master their newly discovered camouflage skills.

    Being in early development by Giggle Garage, CHAMELEON is presented as a cross-platform content which will be available both as TV series and as interactive mobile applications. This series is under early development and currently looking for investors & production partners. Please Contact us if you would like to find out more.

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    Origanimals

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    Origanimals

    Category: In Production

    Travel the Planet Origami with Ryan Rhino, Fiona Fox, Zoe Zebra and Khye Koala

    • Target: 4-6 years old
    • Genre: Animation / Science & Nature
    • Length: 11 minutes X 52 episodes, 3D CGI, HD
    • Status: In production: 26 eps Dec 2014, 26 eps June 2015.
    • Distributor: Bejuba! Entertainment, Canada

    Paper springs to life on the amazing Planet Origami! The world is home to a colourful community of origami animals known as Origanimals. Ryan Rhino, Fiona Fox, Zoe Zebra and Khye Koala form a wildlife rescue team – the “Awesome Four,” or “A4″ – who use problem-solving skills and creative origami solutions to help Origanimals in need. This bunch certainly know that the benefits of cooperation are manifold; wherever they go, the A4 is sure to find fun and adventures, and a whole pile of new friends!

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    BOING The Play Ranger

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    Category: Completed

    It’s Teamwork Time!

    • Target: 3-6 years old
    • Genre: Animation / Adventure & Comedy
    • Length: 11 minutes X 26 episodes, 3D CGI, HD
    • Status: Completed 2013. Broadcast in 40 countries. Season 2 to complete in June 2015
    • Worldwide Distributor: Synergy Media, Korea.
    • ASEAN Distributor: Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd

    BOING The Play Ranger is a co-production between Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), CrazyBird Studio Inc (Korea) and Synergy Media Inc (Korea). The series has completed Season One and has started broadcasting.

    The Series invites preschoolers and families into the village of Playville – a fun and colorful playground town filled with lovable characters that can transform into playground rides. Even in this world of happiness, unfortunate event happens time to time. But don’t you worry, our Play Rangers Boing (Lion), Bing Bing (Hippo) and Mongbar (Mongkey) are always here to keep the peace in the village so everyone can have fun.

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The business of content creation is exciting. You are breathing life to new ideas, and seeing your ideas take shape is the best feeling ever.

Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director

We provide full production and animation services for hire.

Producing in Malaysia is strongly supported by the Malaysia's government. Production incentives are available for qualified projects. These include a 30% cash rebate incentive on the amount spent in Malaysia as well as several co-production funds specifically for the creative industry.

 

Animation Production and Design

    We produce or co-produce original contents for Television, games, mobile and other digital platforms.

  • Giggle Garage is an integrated animation studio that specializes in full production of creative content
  • Our senior staff has experience in art directing, character designing, storyboarding and full project development for numerous CGI animation productions.

Idea Development & Consultation

    Have a great story idea but unsure of what to do next ? We will work with you, together with your big ideas and imaginative spirits; and develop the idea out of the box! We offer consultancy services in the following:

  • Assisting in preparing development kit; conceptual arts, character development, story development and pitch bible
  • Pre-planning stages of an animation project to determine production needs and capacity
  • Analyzing and determining your target market and audience
  • Budgeting and scheduling planning for production
  • Providing editorial consultations on the buyers and/or broadcasters fit for your project
  • Providing consultations on co-production structures & financing.

Assets Creation

    At Giggle Garage, our team of creative talents build graphical assets that are used for broadcast, interactive media and exhibitions, mobile, games and other digital platforms. Assets creation include:

  • 3D Asset designs: characters, objects, scenes
  • Modelling including complex objects, props, background
  • Rigging: skeleton, skinning etc


3D Animation Services

    Giggle Garage has highly experienced creative and production teams that specialize in CGI Animations. We provide animation services for commercials, television, film, interactive media and exhibitions, mobile, games and other digital platforms.

  • Our talented animators and technical team are from diverse background; and experienced in their work.
  • We strive to create fun and open working environment that inspires individual’s creativity
  • Animation services can be from small project basis to full offshored CGI animation services

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Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd is an IP creation, development, and cgi production studio located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

With highly skilled artists and production team, our expertise in creative development and project execution covers all aspects of cgi property creation; from arts and development to full animation production and post-production. And we do that in a fun and open environment.



Our workplace, our playground.

The Gigglers Some other facts What else ?
45 people full time employment, excluding fixed-term employees. Dedicated data storage: 75 Terrabytes (upgrading to 450 TB for multiple concurrent projects capability!) Fiber-optic & cloud connection to 1024 cores, 128 nodes mac3 rendering farm. (In-house render farm upgrades in progress for 384 cores system; with additional networked rendering capacity 768 cores, 96 nodes)
Women in senior position: 42% (yes, we are proud!) Software Used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe products, Nuke. OS: Workstation on Windows and *nix on scalable IBM backbone servers.
Malaysian: 99% durian-lovers, soon in an 8800-sqft space or so. Secured network & workstations; established business process and production workflows Leaders: creative/technical/animators total experience > 100 years!

Copyright © 2010 - 2014 Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd

Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd is an IP creation, development, and cgi production studio located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

With highly skilled artists and production team, our expertise in creative development and project execution covers all aspects of cgi property creation; from arts and development to full animation production and post-production. And we do that in a fun and open environment.



Our workplace, our playground.

The Gigglers Some other facts What else ?
45 people full time employment, excluding fixed-term employees. Dedicated data storage: 75 Terrabytes (upgrading to 450 TB for multiple concurrent projects capability!) Fiber-optic & cloud connection to 1024 cores, 128 nodes mac3 rendering farm. (In-house render farm upgrades in progress for 384 cores system; with additional networked rendering capacity 768 cores, 96 nodes)
Women in senior position: 42% (yes, we are proud!) Software Used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe products, Nuke. OS: Workstation on Windows and *nix on scalable IBM backbone servers.
Malaysian: 99% durian-lovers, soon in an 8800-sqft space or so. Secured network & workstations; established business process and production workflows Leaders: creative/technical/animators total experience > 100 years!

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ORIGANIMALS Win 2013 NEF-Awani Best Animation Award

Kuala Lumpur (Dec 21 2013) – Malaysian 3D animated TV series ORIGANIMALS, being under production by Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd, an MSC Malaysia Status Company, has won the Best Animation/Games Award at the 2013 NEF-Awani ICT Awards Malaysia.

 

The NEF-AWANI Awards comprises of two main sections, The ICT Category and People’s Choice Category. The Top 5 Bumiputera Technopreneurs in Malaysia, in the 7 categories of the ICT Awards has to undergo a pitching session and will be aired on Astro Awani 501 Channel. NEF-AWANI The Pitch! reality program series takes cameras behind the closed doors of the pitching sessions as the finalists will go head to head to win the hearts of professional judges of the ICT & Creative industry.

 

ORIGANIMALS was selected by judges as grand winner from the Top 5 finalists in the category Best Animation/Games. The award was presented by Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Comunications and Multimedia during the award gala night at Empire Hotel, Subang Jaya held last night.

 

ORIGANIMALS is aimed at 4–6 year olds and created as an original production (52 x 11′ 3D HD) by Giggle Garage from its studio in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The series is about the Awesome Four (A4), four Origanimal (origami-animal) friends who live, play and go on adventures together, with the mission to help other Origanimals in trouble.

 

The series is currently in production with a full production completion expected to be in June 2015. The TV Rights of the series is being distributed worldwide by Bejuba! Entertainment, Canada. MDEC Malaysia is providing financing and marketing support for the unique and exciting property, ORIGANIMALS.

 

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ORIGANIMALS to the Rescue

September 12, 2013 – Toronto – Bejuba! has just signed on to distribute the pre-school series, “ORIGANIMALS”. Aimed at 4 – 6 year olds, the series is created by Malaysia’s Giggle Garage. This marks the first series for the production to be distributed internationally. Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is also providing support funding and marketing support for the program.

 

The series consisting of 26 x half hours, or 52 x 11minutes has begun delivering episodes and is expected to be fully delivered by June 2015. The series will premiere at the 2013 MIPCOM Junior screenings in Cannes, France.

 

Kamil Othman, Vice President of Creative Multimedia Division in MDeC said “We are excited that Bejuba! has added “Origanimals” to its children’s programming, which we hope will open doors for more local creative companies such as Giggle Garage to gain international exposure and further strengthen Malaysia’s position as a world-class creative industry hub.”

 

Planet Origami is home for the Origanimals, a colorful community of origami animals. The series follows the adventures of four loveable young Origanimals – a wildlife rescue team known as the Awesome Four or A4 for short. Their mission is to help troubled Origanimals around the planet by using their problem-solving skills and their creative input.

 

In 2012, Origanimals won the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Seoul Promotion Plan) Best Planning Award in Seoul and also the 14th Tokyo Broadcasting System Digital Content “Animation & Movie” (TBS/Digicon6) Golden Award for Malaysia region in Kuala Lumpur.

 

“The artwork is very unique and distinctive. The stories are engaging with a lot of heart,” explains Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba! “We’ve been following the progress in the project’s development since the beginning and we believe the series has grown from strength to strength.”

 

Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director of Giggle Garage and Executive Producer of the series added that “While filled with fun adventures and captivating stories, Origanimals promotes arts and creativity, bringing back the simple pleasure of creating something out of paper.”

 

“With Bejuba! having wide networks focusing on top-quality animation programs, we are looking forward to establishing a long term relationship with them. It is really an exciting moment for us to be able to share this beautiful property with young children and family through this relationship,” said Zeno Gabing, Executive Director of Giggle Garage.

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Top10 Malaysia: Making A Mark in The World of Animation

From Top 10 Malaysia 2013, http://www.top10malaysia.com — Thirty years ago, we watched cartoons like the Tom and Jerry Show, Marvel super heroes, Disney Channel and probably a very Pink Panther and that was pretty much all we knew about animation. However, over the last decade, the animation landscape has changed drastically. Animation is no longer restricted to kids and we continue to watch them well into adult hood thanks to advancements in the industry such as computer generated images (CGI), visual effects (VFX) and 3D movies. Malaysia has not been left behind.

 

For the first time, Malaysia recently played host to the inaugural Asian Animation Summit designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners in the region. It is now riding high on the crest of the animationwave sweeping through the nation and the ripple effect is felt worldwide. Local animation companies are now regarded as serious contenders in the animation industry despite only beingin its in fancy stage after only recently being identified by the Malaysian Government as being the catalyst for the next economic growth area. In this issue, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its pick ofthe 10 Best Animation Production Companies in the country (listed in alphabetical order) and is left positively convinced that Malaysia has its own animation artisans poised for greatness and domination on the world stage.

 

Animasia Studio Sdn Bhd
Animasia Studio, with 10 years of experience to back it up,prides it self as being a one-stop answer to the production needs of digital content. Its 2D studio churns out out-of-this-world animation solutions like an idea factory. Under the watchful eyes of Ray Lee, Edmund Chan and Ah Loong, the company’s CEO, MD and COO respectively, the work force oozes creative ideas by experimenting with bold colours incorporating them into elements of adventure, which are fun to watch, covering character design, concept artwork and story boarding. They created ‘Bola Kampung’ and were involved in ‘SupaStrikas’projects. ‘Bola Kampung’ is the first Malaysian-made animation licensed by international cartoon broadcaster Disney Channel (Asia) and is now broadcasted over major Asian territories. They will be releasing their first 3D CGI animation feature film,‘Bola Kampung – The Movie’ in cinemas in the first quarter of 2013.

 

Animonsta Studios Sdn Bhd
Animonsta Studios is founded by the youthful Mohd Nizam AbdRazak, Mohd Safwan Ab Karim, Kee Yong Pin and Muhammad Anas Abdul Aziz a few years back. They have set up base inCyberjaya, Selangor at the Malaysian Animation Creative Content Centre (MAC3), a facility to house and offer hightech animation facilities to start-up companies. This is part ofthe government’s initiative to develop the animation industry. Animonsta Studios is an animation content developer brimming with fresh ideas. Its creators have found a unique way in infusing the local content with memorable characters and by telling entertaining stories which appeals to both local and international markets. Its first offering was a TV series, BoBoi Boy which is about the adventures of a young Malaysian boy and his friends fighting against aliens invading Earth for its coffee! Talk about fresh ideas !

 

Ed-Online Technologies Sdn Bhd
Established in 2001 and managed by Lee Chuen Loong, its CEO and his team of professionals with background ranging from business, accounting, law and education, Ed-Online is a dynamic company that creates, develops and produces creative content in the areas of learning, communication and entertainment. The company was listed in SME100 FastMoving Company in 2010. Its core activities include developing interactive and multimedia rich e-learning and courseware for education and training purposes for the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, universities and corporate sectors. It also e-publishes educational materials and produce animation series besides running a college of art and design to nurture new talents for thecreative industry. In animation, it collaborated with producers from South Korea, UK and France.

 

Glue Studios Sdn Bhd
Its website says it all – A vibrant, dynamic and super fun studio, Glue is passionate about making engaging and meaningful stories come to life. It specialises in creating dynamic 3D/2D animation fused with strong storytelling direction with unique visual styles. This mission has been imbued in its talented staff and has led to the creation of several Intellectual Property projects such as Rimba Racer and Tale of the Ages. Its Managing Director, Tariq Md. Noh and his talented members have been the cohesive factor in Glue being able to win several awards consistently since its establishment. None more special than winning the Best Animation Award for Tales of the Ages: Bawang Putih Bawang Merah and Most Promising Animation Start-up in2010 at the Kre8tif! Industry Awards 2010.

 

Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd
Based in Cyberjaya, Selangor, Giggle Garage creates original 3D animated contents for children and family entertainment. It is the brain child of an artistic Sabahan husband-wife team, Zeno Gabing and Juhaidah Joemin.Most of their storylines are inspired from everyday life in multiracial Malaysia. A successful package, they say, isone that can be easily understood by people despite their diversity and how they relate to the story.Their approach paid off. In 2012, their Origanimals TV series won Giggle Garage the Best Planning Award at last year’s Seoul Promotion Plan Project Competition where it beat entries from 19 countries. It also bagged the Golden Prize at the14th TBS DigiCon6 2012 Regional Award for Origanimals TVSeries (Malaysia).

 

Inspidea Sdn Bhd
Inspidea, a digital animation company, believes that through fun one can change the world for the better. Andrew Ooi, its Managing Director, puts it this way – “Our plan is ambitious: to rule the world through animation domination!” Its strength isin allowing staff the unfettered freedom to draw on their own ideas. Its show, Mustang Mama Football Fever won an award for Best of Media & Entertainment at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards(APICTA) in 2006. More recently, Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids announced the launch of a new animated series, Akis, which depicts a highly imaginative girl who loves to play-pretend all the time and who takes life by the horns, for regional viewers which kicked off in 2012. Akis is the first Malaysian animation production to be commissioned by Nickelodeon.

 

Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd
Les’ Copaque Productions is a film production company based in Shah Alam, Malaysia founded in 2005 by Burhanuddin bin Md. Radzi and his wife, Ainon binti Ariff. Although the couple did not have any experience in animation they had bundles of passion. They took a chance on 3 talented individuals in the multimedia industry in producing animation works. These works are none other than the commercially and critically acclaimed TV animation series, Upin & Ipin and the follow-up animation movie “Geng: The Adventure Begins” and, the rest, as they say,is history. It was the first company to produce a 3D animation film in Malaysia which is remarkable considering its humble origins. Its mini TV series of the same also won the Best Film (Animation) inthe Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival some years back.

 

Mirayi Sdn Bhd
Mirayi Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Intelture Technology Sdn Bhd) was established in 2005 by Ng Jin Chong, its CEO. Today, it is one of the leading CGI (computer generated imagery) animation studios in Malaysia and it provides complete CGI services to the advertising industry, TV and broadcasting industry and other production houses. Although it is relatively new, its credentials speak for themselves. It has developed Mask Master which is a 3D stereoscopic cartoon series in HD and CSQ-2005, a 3D cartoon series. It has also produced a TV commercial called Australian Cow in 2008 for the Australian continent which is an extremely difficult region to penetrate because of the intense competition and stringent quality requirements.

 

Silver Ant Sdn Bhd
Who can forget the awesome graphics of TV commercialStadium Astro with gravity-defying transforming robots performing sporting and acrobatic moves? Silver Ant, headed by its Animation Director, Goh Aun Hoe, brings artistic works to life through creativity unleashed by investing in computer graphic talents in venturing beyond TV commercials such as video games, games cinematics, short films, movie trailers and then to full-length animated films. It has forged long lasting relationships with its gaming clients such as Nintendo, Sega and Sony Entertainment.The company’s much-awaited movie milestone came inMarch 2012 when SeeFooD, its first short film, was officially launched at the Marché International des Programmes de Télévision(MIPTV) 2011 in Cannes, France with rave reviews by international distributors. Theatrical screenings of SeeFooD has now started in South Korea, Russia and the Czech Republic.

 

Tripod Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur with an office in Los Angeles, Tripod Entertainment’s core activities include animation,live-action music scoring, sound design, voice work, mixing for visual as well as Intellectual Property management and commercialization. Leon Tan, the Group CEO, has overseen many pioneering efforts in Malaysia through joint collaborations during his 20 years of experience. War of the Worlds: Goliath, the first stereo scopic 3D animated movie produced in Malaysia has won many accolades worldwide including the coveted award for Best 3D Animated Feature at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival in 2012 beating Hollywood animated features, ‘Madagascar’and ‘Tinkerbell’. Tripod Entertainment also owns and operates Imaginex Studios, Asia’s top creative audio production facility providing music, sound design, voice casting and mixing for features and TV.

 

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Great Women of Our Time 2013

We are inspired.

 

Juhaidah Joemin - Great Women of Our Time, Arts & Media 2013

Juhaidah Joemin – Great Women of Our Time, Arts & Media 2013

 

Our Executive Producer, Juhaidah Joemin is nominated for The Malaysian Women’s Weekly’s Great Women Of Our Time 2013 in the Arts & Media industry. This is an annual initiative to recognize excellence, leadership and performance in a new generation of women in six different industries.

 

 

The business of content creation is exciting. You are breathing life to new ideas, and seeing your ideas take shape is the best feeling ever.

Juhaidah Joemin

 

We are proud and excited indeed. Congratulations !!!

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TRENDS: Together, in animated dreams

A couple convert their passion for animation into a digital playground, writes Siti Syameen Md Khalili – New Straits Times

 

As far as Zeno Gabing can remember, he has always loved animation.

 

“My childhood were filled with comics and cartoons. I still remember my first comic book, which was one of the X-Men series,” he says. Even after graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, his interest in animation never waned.

 

As fate would have it, Zeno met fellow Sabahan Juhaidah Joemin, who shared the same passion, and who later became his wife. The marriage of creative minds later led to the creation of Giggle Garage, an animation studio, which specialises in full production of creative content. The studio’s first product was Origanimals, a TV series targeting preschool children. The story follows four Origanimal characters known as the Awesome Four as they go on adventures to help other Origanimals in trouble.

 

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Juhaidah (left) and Zeno share the same creative passion.
Picture by NSTP Photographer HALIMATON SAADIAH SULAIMAN

 

“I had the idea for Origanimals for some time before we started Giggle Garage. I was previously attached to Multimedia Development Corporation for seven years, doing training, support and activity marketing for content creators. Then, I worked with the Al-Jazeera’s Children’s Channel where I was part of the team that evaluates content for co-production. So now I’m completing the circle by going into content creation,” says Juhaidah who was also involved in the production of the award-winning animation Saladin and the animation movie SeeFood.

 

Zeno who is Giggle Garage’s executive director recalls, “Our first studio was in Phileo Damansara, Petaling Jaya. I remember the first day we came to office. As I walked into the room where Juhaidah was supposed to be stationed, I saw a sign left by the previous tenant that has the word “origami” written on it. It felt strange because we’ve been toying with the name Origanimals for months before that.”

 

TESTING WATERS WITH ORIGANIMALS

 

“In the beginning, I only had the idea of origami as a way to introduce wildlife animals to kids in a colourful and creative way. From there, we proceed to develop the story and the visual concept for the show.

 

“We worked with a very talented scriptwriter Aniza Azizuddin for the initial show bible and for the actual script with a UK-based scriptwriter Dean Wilkinson to make sure that our content will travel globally. Our work with Wilkinson is more on fine-tuning. It’s not that we didn’t have a great storyline, it is just that at times the way we express a message is different from people in other regions. In terms of voice talent and music, we worked very closely with Wasp Studio, also a local outfit. All the talents involved were local too,” adds Juhaidah.

 

Once the development kit for Origanimals was completed, Giggle Garage took it to international exhibitions and conferences to gain feedback. “Unlike other Malaysian-based studios, we did not test our IP with local kids, as we wanted to tackle not just Malaysians, but also the global audience. So we took Origanimals to Children Media Conference to get feedback. While we did get positive feedback, we also received a lot of tips on how to fine tune our product.

 

So, we went back to the drawing board to redo the product. After that, we previewed the IP to several more international industry events and almost every time after each outing, we had to take Origanimals back to the drawing board. It is a tiresome process, especially for our designers,” she says.

 

“It is really hard to break the bad news to the team each time, but in a sense we’re really fortunate that everyone at Giggle Garage is very dedicated.

 

“The team members are young and talented, they’re in their 20s and 30s while the senior talents are in their mid-30s. Like a sponge, they absorb a lot, not just new skills but also new approaches to animation and storytelling. It’s really important to have this capability to make a production work.”

 

RAISING CONFIDENCE

 

“We completed the development stage of Origanimals and presented the concept at the inaugural Asian Animation Summit in Kuala Lumpur last December. The feedback from international broadcasters and distributors were encouraging. We are now looking at moving into pre-production and main production by mid of the year. We are hoping to complete and air the first season of 26 episodes x 11 minutes by mid of 2014.”

 

A proud moment for the couple was when the Origanimals TV series won Giggle Garage the Best Planning Award at last year’s Seoul Promotion Plan Project Competition. Held in conjunction with the 16th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2012, the studio beat entries from 19 countries. It also bagged the Golden Prize at the 14th TBS DigiCon6 2012 Regional Award for Origanimals TV Series (Malaysia).

 

“The awards definitely helped us gain more confidence in our IP. It reassured us that we are doing something right.”

 

A TOUCH OF K-TOON

 

While in Seoul, Juhaidah and Zeno got to meet representatives from CrazyBird Studio, a Korean outfit known for its unique animation style.

 

“We met at a business matchmaking event that MDEC organised for Malaysian animation studios. The CrazyBird Studio team saw Origanimals and loved the concept. They wanted us to produce a similar show using a set of new characters,” says Juhaidah.

 

With that, began the creation of Giggle Garage’s second IP titled Boing The Play Ranger. The animation series invites preschoolers and families into the village called Playville, a playground town inhabited by lovable characters who also transforms into playground rides.

 

“The concept, development and pre-production are done by CrazyBird Studio in Seoul. The main animation production and compositing are done by Giggle Garage at our studio in Cyberjaya. Another Korean outfit Synergy Media is our worldwide distributor. The project is currently in production and scheduled for completion in June,” explains Juhaidah.

 

Zeno adds: “The Koreans are known for their strength in animation and CrazyBirds is considered a pioneer in the industry. Not only they have the skills for animation and story telling, but they also have an established business model — we are learning a lot from them. What sweetened the deal is that Giggle Garage gets to own the IP for the Asean region, so we can open up new business avenues from there,” says Zeno, who notes that the opportunity also renewed the studio’s confidence in their own capabilities.

 

Juhaidah says: “Boing The Play Ranger was launched in MIPCOM 2012 and we received a number of inquiries from international broadcasters. The IP is ready for pre-sales. We are channelling most of our resources now to complete 26 episodes of the series and each episode will run for 11 minutes.

 

“ The show is scheduled to be first aired in Korea this year and we can’t wait to get feedback and ratings for the series. We are also in the midst of talking to local broadcasters, so hopefully we’ll see the series airing here too. In the future, we hope to see the IP evolve. As Boing is set in a playground, we got the idea to come up with an indoor theme park based on Playville and the characters. The indoor theme park is a huge concept in Korea and we believe it will work here too,” says Juhaidah showing off some prototype merchandise that the company had developed in preparation for the broadcast.

 

MAKING A MARK

 

Zeno and Juhaidah both feel that they are already living their dream. “I believe the country is on the right track as more creative companies are now focusing on creating original IPs for the global market. As for Giggle Garage, we hope to create more content that is unique ,which appeals to a global audience. Our target is to become the most admired creative company in Asia.”

 

A look at Origanimals characters and Boing The Play Ranger’s trailer on www.gigglegarage.com, no one would have guessed that it is a Malaysian-made product. There are no traces of a Malaysian landscape or icon.

 

Zeno who hails from Tambunan says: “It is not easy to push a certain Malaysian style or stamp, as Malaysians are naturally diverse. We can always incorporate icons such as Mount Kinabalu in our content, but what’s more important is a strong storyline. It needs to address people from not just one country or one region,” he explains.

 

Juhaidah believes that Giggle Garage’s way of stamping the Malaysian brand on their product is by setting a high benchmark on quality.

 

“If you notice, the strength of Korean content is in the way they tell their stories, that is why their content is very well accepted. Being multi-racial, we see inspiration all around us. We also have lots of talent in the country, so the challenge is to use the elements around you and make everything come together in a package so that people from different backgrounds can easily understand the story that you are telling them.

 

“So for me the best way to promote the Malaysian brand is to be recognised internationally. Being selected to produce for an international broadcaster, we believe we’ve made our mark as a Malaysian company,” she adds.

 

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BOING The Play Ranger unveiled.

Cannes, France: Oct 8th 2012 – Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd unveils “BOING The Play Ranger”, a new 3D animation TV series during the Malaysia Networking Reception hosted by FINAS Malaysia in conjuction with MIPCOM 2012 in Cannes, France on the 8th October 2012.

 

The Series invites preschoolers and families into the village of Playville – a fun and colorful playground town filled with lovable characters that can transform into playground rides. Even in this world of happiness, unfortunate event happens time to time. But don’t you worry, our Play Rangers Boing (Lion), Bing Bing (Hippo) and Mongbar (Mongkey) are always here to keep the peace in the village so everyone can have fun.

 

BOING The Play Ranger is a co-production between Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), CrazyBird Studio Inc (Korea) and Synergy Media Inc (Korea).

 

The TV Series first season will be of 26 episodes x 11’ 3D HD, and is aimed at 3-6 year olds. The main animation production is being produced by Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd from its animation studio in Cyberjaya, Malaysia; while pre-production and post-production works are done by CrazyBird Studio in Seoul, Korea. Synergy Media is the worldwide distributor for the series.

 

The series is currently in production and the first season of 26 episodes will be ready for broadcast in August 2013. Pre-sale of the series is available for interested broadcasters and buyers.

 

Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director of Giggle Garage and one of the Executive Producers of the series: “We are excited about this series. We are bringing the Malaysian animation talent to produce a very high quality 3D animation for the global market in a co-production setting.” She added “The show have a good mix of adventure and humour while infusing positive value such as friendship and teamwork; while the characters ability to transform into various playground rides adding more excitement to the show”.

 

Sun Hur, CEO of Crazybird Studio and Executive Producer of the series pointed out that “BOING The Play Ranger” is special because the characters are really unique and the story is all about playground which is common and shared by many children around the world”. He added “I strongly believe that the Series will appeal greatly to both boys and girls even in the upper ages.”

 

Zeno Gabing, Executive Director of Giggle Garage commented “The concept of playground in the Series would be one of the key factors of success for BOING The Play Ranger. The opportunities to extend the series to real playgrounds for kids as well as to other digital media platforms are vast. Of course, we are aiming for the global audience and it is imperative that the series is produced in a very high quality with compelling story-telling and engaging characters.”

 

About BOING The Play Ranger

 

Welcome to the Playville! Playville is a village filled with lovable characters that can transform into playground rides. Even the buildings in the village are built in a concept of fun rides.

 

A fun and colorful town, Playville is just full of daily excitement! However, disaster can still happen in this wonderful world of happiness. But don’t you worry – the Play Rangers will always be there to solve the problems by working as a team and use their amazing transforming skills to create gentle and fun solutions. Follow the playful adventures of the rangers as they take on any challenge and bring a smile to everyone’s face.

 

Boing (spring rider): Boing the lion is the enthusiastic leader of the Play Rangers. He literally springs into action whenever there is trouble that needs fixing. He’s wonderfully athletic and creative in maneuvering any physical barrier or situation. He can even transform into a spring rider!

 

Bing Bing (carousel): Bing Bing is a goofy but fun hippo that can transform into a spinning carousel or mixer. Whenever the rangers are tired and sick, you can count on him to whip together some fresh and healthy meal to cheer them up. It’s almost magical!

 

Mongbar (monkey bar): Mongbar the monkey can extend his arms and legs, creating all kinds of bridges to overcome obstacles. He can transform into a monkey bar.

 

Elloo (slide): Senior ranger Elloo, is a wise and experienced elephant who places the safety of others above all else. She often invents gadgets and offers advice to help the rangers in their mission. She can also transform into a slide!

 

I-ee (swing) : Sure, he’s a sloth, so he moves a little slow. But his movements always have a purpose, and that’s to learn how to be great Ranger and help the good folks of Playville. He transforms into a swing.

 

Tory (seesaw) : She’s a rabbit who can transform into a seesaw. Unfortunately, sometimes her moods are just like a seesaw as well!

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ORIGANIMALS is off to Tokyo

 

Cyberjaya, Malaysia – Origanimals won the Malaysian leg for the 14th TBS Digicon6 2012. The annual TBS DigiCon6 Awards is a competition which recognises and rewards talented digital content creators throughout Asia. For this year’s competition, entries were received from Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

The grand prize winner of the Malaysian Leg TBS DigiCon6 Awards will be fully sponsored by TBS to attend the 14th TBS DigiCon6 Awards ceremony, scheduled to be held on November 16, 2012 in Tokyo.

 

ORIGANIMALS is off to Tokyo!

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ORIGANIMALS wins Best Planning Award at SPP 2012

Onscreen Asia, posted 26 July 2012 by Stephen Las Marias

 

Malaysian 3D animated TV series ORIGANIMALS, being developed by Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd, an MSC Malaysia Status Company, has won the Best Planning Award at the Seoul Promotion Plan (SPP 2012) Project Competition, held in conjunction with the 16th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) 2012.

 

The competition saw a total of 109 entries from 19 countries, of which 20—ranging from animated short films, animated TV series to animated feature movies—were selected as finalists for the final pitching conducted on July 19 – 20.

 

ORIGANIMALS is aimed at 4–8 year olds and created as an original production (52 x 11′ 3D HD) by Giggle Garage. The series is about the Awesome Four (A4), four Origanimal (origami-animal) friends who live, play and go on adventures together, with the mission to help other Origanimals in trouble.

 

The series is currently in pre-production, and the first season of 26 episodes will be ready for broadcast in December 2013. An interactive version for the web platform is currently under planning.

 

“We wanted to create and produce a children’s content that is entertaining at the same time contribute to positive development of children’s minds. ORIGANIMALS combines both crafts and early science learning components, packed with fun adventures and captivating stories,” said Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director of Giggle Garage and Executive Producer of the series.

 

Soo Jun Ning, Creative Director at Giggle Garage, pointed out that the characters are really unique and original. “For a preschool project, the technicalities behind the series are demanding high level of creativity. The paper folds have to be creative,” said Ning.

 

“The key factors for success for ORIGANIMALS would be its high quality, creativity, compelling story-telling and engaging characters. We believe the show concept of wildlife animal discovery through the use of colorful paper folding art of origami will be globally appealing,” noted Zeno Gabing, Executive Director of Giggle Garage.

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We are MSC-Status!

Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd is now an MSC-Status company!

 

The recognition of being an MSC Status company from the Government of Malaysia under Creative Multimedia Clusters, cements our passion and commitment in the production of Malaysian’s animation content for the world. Very proud of this!

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IPCC 2011 Starts

Our own Executive Producer is one of the judges and mentor (yet again!) for this year’s IPCC 2011. Day 1 of pitching is today!

 

Good luck to all participants.

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It's an exciting playground.

The creative industries in the region and especially in Malaysia are really exciting grounds to be in. We are delighted to be part of the creative production engines to build digital entertainment for many people and provide educational, compelling and exciting animated stories for  kids too.

 

We are now online in a redesigned webpage. The new website is sleek(ier) and cleaner — we tried to stay away from cluttered site and not to overwhelm visitors with too much information that may not be relevant to all. Our intention is to be able to communicate directly with you instead, and focus on your real needs: so please use the “Call Us” menu above to reach out to us for any queries that you may have.

 

This blog area will be continuously updated to inform our clients, the public and all visitors of what are we up to! So do visit us often.

 

Cheers and let’s ANIMATE!

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Meet us @MIPCOM 2011

Join the Fold,  Join the Fun!

 

Giggle Garage will be at MIPCOM 2011, Palais des Festivals, Cannes on the 3rd to 6th October 2011.

 

Meet us at Stand 03.20, 05.19

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