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by krystle low
In appreciation: Professor Datuk Dr Daing Nasir (left) hands over a souvenir to Burhanuddin, flanked by the mascots.
KUANTAN: Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd organised a talk recently at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang’s (UMP) sports complex on how famous local cartoon characters Upin and Ipin came about.
Its director of affairs Burhanuddin Md Radzi, who had originally worked in the oil and gas field for 30 years, shared that he was inspired to dabble in animation when he came across the famous Walt Disney quote “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
“I knew that I didn’t want this to be just any other cartoon.
“Children tend to want to follow what they watch, so I wanted to make a cartoon that teaches good values,” said Burhanuddin, who also voices the character of “Tok Dalang”.
He added that it was his wife who
happened to be the scriptwriter and voice of the character “Opah” who suggested it in the first place.
Having graduated in engineering with honours at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Burhanuddin admitted that it was not easy to take the leap of faith.
“I had to constantly keep my focus and stick to my objectives.
“But if you carry out your tasks smartly and be disciplined and hardworking in achieving your goals, nothing is impossible,” he said.
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