Inspidea to bring children’s book series to life


CYBERJAYA: Digital animation studio Inspidea Sdn Bhd has inked a partnership with Italy-based Atlantyca Entertainment and Spain-based Imira Entertainment to jointly produce a 52-episode animated series called Bat Pat, The Creepy Sitcom.

The series is based on a best-selling children’s book series — Bat Pat — which has sold more than one million copies in Spain.

The story follows the comical adventures of Bad Pat and his friends Martin, Leo and Rebecca Silver, as they investigate the supernatural events of Fogville.

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) chief executive Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said the deal is indicative of the expertise, talent and depth of the Malaysian animation industry, as well as the country’s world-class facilities and infrastructure.

“Through this partnership, Malaysia continues to be well-positioned as an attractive and conducive country for digital-content development,” he said.

It also highlights Malaysia as a leading ICT (information and communications technology) and talent-development hub, Badlisham added.

MDeC is caretaker of the MSC Malaysia initiative, which to transform the nation into a knowledge-based economy.

Inspidea is an MSC Malaysia-status company and was founded in 2002. Its past production projects include Mustang Mama Football Fever, Mat Kacau and Pet Squad.

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