Tiny Island Productions

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Tiny Island Productions
Type Partnership
Industry Animated films and
Founded 2002 (2002)
Founders David Kwok
Headquarters Singapore
Key people David Kwok, CEO
Sharon Tan, Business Development Director
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Products Theatrical animated feature films
Television animated series
Employees 120 (2012)
Website www.tinyisland.net

Tiny Island Productions (a.k.aTiny Island Productions Pte Ltd) is a CG animation production company based in Singapore. It specializes in both normal CG and stereoscopic 3D productions. It was the animation studio for the Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens CG movie which won the Best 3D Animated Program category at the Asian Television Awards 2012[2][3] as well as the award-winning Dream Defenders television series.

History[edit]

Tiny Island Productions was founded in 2002 by David Kwok, an animation veteran of 14 years, and has a company strength of 120 staff.[4]

In 2009, it worked on co-development and production on the Shelldon animated TV series.[5] In 2012, the studio produced Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens for both regular and 3D screens.[6][7] The movie would be the first time the Ben 10 universe would be interpreted in full CG.[8][9] The film was nominated for the Best 3D Animated Program award at the Asian Television Awards 2012, which it won.[2][3]

The production house also created Singapore's first 3D Stereoscopic animated series Dream Defenders Adventures,[4] which debuted on 3net in 2011, and was the 3D channel's first stereoscopic-3D cg animated Series[10][11]

Awards[edit]

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens won the Best 3D Animated Program category at the Asian Television Awards 2012[2][3] as well as the Gold Award for Best Movie Campaign in the 2012 ProMax Awards.[12] The award demonstrated the high level of animation talent on show in Asia and the talent available here, commented Sunny Saha from Turner International.[13]

Dream Defenders won the Best 3D Animation category at the Asia Image Apollo Awards 2013[14] as well as 2nd place for the Best Animation category at the 14th TBS Digicon 6 awards.[citation needed]

Upcoming productions[edit]

It is currently working with Shellhut Entertainment, the owners of Shelldon, to produce the stereoscopic 3D animated film which will be based on the TV series.[15]

In 2013, the company began production on G-Fighters, a new CGI action-adventure superhero television series. This is a co-production between South Korean animation production house Electric Circus and Tiny Island Productions, and is the first international co-production between Korea and Singapore animation companies. The animated TV series is supported by SBA, Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), SK Broadband and CJ E&M Pictures.[16]

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Singapore Media Fusion 2009. 2009 pg 15 http://www.smf.sg/MadebySingapore/Documents/Cluster%20PDF/Animation_2009.pdf pg 15. Retrieved November 29, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Nomination List for 2012 - Asian Television Awards". Asian Television Awards. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Asian Television Awards 2012". Asian Television Awards. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Lim, Tania (October 2012). "Tiny Island Productions creates Singapore's First Stereoscopic Animated Series for the US, and World's TV Screens". MediaExchangeMagazine Issue 14. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Valecha, Amrita (22 June 2009). "'Shelldon' Intl deliveries slated for July". Animation Xpress Asia Pacific. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Zahed, Ramin. "Singapore's Tiny Island Works On Ben10 Movie". AnimationMagazine. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tan, Qiuyi. "S'pore animation studio produces new Ben 10 movie". Channel Newsasia. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sarto, Dan (March 5, 2012). "Ben 10 Destroy All Aliens Movie to Premiere on Cartoon Network in March". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens". Cartoon Network. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ Arrant, Chris (April 28, 2011). "3net Picks Up Tiny Island's 3D series "Dream Defenders" For U.S. Broadcasting". CartoonBrew.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "3net -- the 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX -- to Acquire Children's Series DREAM DEFENDERS". Discovery Channel. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "ProMaxBDA Asia Awards 2012". Promax Awards. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ Ben 10 sweeps aside competition in Asia http://www.casbaa.com/media-and-resources/news-center/casbaa-news/4487-ben-10-sweeps-aside-competition-in-asia-
  14. ^ "Apollo Awards 2013 Winners List". Asian Image Apollo Awards 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  15. ^ McLean, Thomas J (October 2012). "Shellhut, Tiny Island to make 3D Shelldon Movie". AnimationMagazine. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (July 30, 2013). "Electric Circus and Tiny Island Co-Produce 'G-Fighters'". Animation World Network. awn.com. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 

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