Malaysian cartoon frog wins award in Seoul


'Yay! We won!" Hogie The Globehopper.

A jolly green frog has earned its makers US$10,000 (RM38,127) at Asia’s largest international animation market event in South Korea. Hogie The Globehopper won the award for Best Planning at the Seoul Promotional Plan 2015 (SPP) event recently.

Hogie The Globehopper is a project conceived by Kuala Lumpur-based production house Lil Critter Workshop. The award is one of the top three honours presented by SPP, which was organised by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Business Agency in association with Malaysia’s Global Creative and Media Agency (GCMA).

The winning entry tells the story of Hogie, an inquisitive tree frog and his adventures around the world with his friend Bernie the Dragonfly and Lorna the Duck. The 11-minute animated series was conceived for children aged between two and six years old to inspire them to embrace the world and its many unique cultures.

Lil Critter Workshop executive director Walid Omar said Hogie The Globehopper was a project made possible with the support and funding from the government agency Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. The victory in Seoul secured additional funding from MyCreative Ventures and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDec) for the project.

“We are very thankful to the Malaysian government for supporting our project despite it being a property that needed a lot of work, and now we are finally able to move on to production. Hence, we are very honoured that the government is promoting the Malaysian creative industry and opening opportunities for local animation companies to showcase their work to the world,” Walid said in a press release.

Currently in development stage, the production of Hogie The Globehopper is expected to be completed in December 2016.

For more information on Lil Critter Workshop and its award-winning Hogie The Globehopper, check out www.lilcritterworkshop.tv.

 

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