Keluang Man

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Keluang Man
Genre Superhero
Animation
Comedy
Created by Kamn Ismail & Team
Developed by
  • Kamn Ismail
  • Raja Zaharuddin Shah
  • Azizi Amsam
  • Amir Hamzah Hashim
  • Azhar Saad
  • Wan Ayumi Wan Yusof
  • Zawawi Zaid
  • Anes Wardati
  • Hafidz Abu Hasan
  • Asmawi
  • Nor Hairil Azwa
  • Karim Wahab
  • Asro Zainudin
  • Norhazana
  • Arifin Sharif
  • Azman Wahab
  • Siti Zaharah
  • Ramlah
Voices of
  • Mohd Akib Junid
  • Azhar Saad
  • Wan Ayumi Wan Yusof
  • Asmawi Ahmad
  • Karim Wahab
  • Nazirah Kamarudin
  • Azman Wahab
Country of origin Malaysia
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 142
Production
Producer(s) Kamn Ismail
Natashah Hj. Mohd Nor
Hazlinda Mohd Salleh
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) UAS Animation Studios (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Distributor UAS Animation Studios (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Release
Original network TV1
Original release 1998 – 2005

Keluang Man is a Malaysian comedy superhero who is based on the fruit bat (Malay: keluang). His costume and appearance is based on the ever popular Batman.[1] The Keluang Man cartoon series was very popular since his first appearance back in 1998 through Malaysian local TV channel, TV1 (Radio Televisyen Malaysia), however production stopped somewhere in the middle of 2002 for an unknown reason.

The Story[edit]

Set in Tampoi, Johor (near Johor Bahru), Keluang Man made his first appearance in an alley where a man is trying to rob a girl. Since then, Keluang Man has been media's most wanted. Keluang Man's real name is 'Borhan' and he is actually one of the mental patients in Tampoi Mental Hospital. The hospital security makes it hard for Keluang Man to act during daylight, so he decided only to fight for justice at night.

However, the existence of Keluang Man as a justice fighter did not make Inspector Shahab, the local police chief sit very well in his position. He sees Keluang Man as an annoying hero who always disturbs the police's business.

In the second episode of the first season, Tiong Man makes his first appearance in Keluang Man as a counterpart, holding a similar role as Robin in the Batman series. Both superheroes work together to fight supervillains such as Badut (The Clown), Mata Batu Johan Hitam, Samsir, Majid Kilat, Meow The Cat Girl and many more with the hope that the town of Tumpoi will turn back into a peaceful place for everyone.

The Keluang Man series and all the characters in the series were created by Kamn Ismail and his team of amazing animators in early 1997 ( Probably and officially announced on 1 June 1997 ). The pioneer team members were, Kamn Ismail (Director), Wan Ayumi Wan Yusof (Asst. Production Director), Amir Hamzah Hashim (Chief Compositting Dept.) Mohd Azizi Amsam (Chief Animator), Raja Zaharuddin Shah (Chief Storyboards), Azhar Saad, Karim Wahab (Storyboard Artist), Razali Talib, Azman Ahad, Jamaluddin Shaadon (Compositt Artist) Arifin Sharif, Bibi, Norzana, Zawawi Zaid, Khairil Azwa, Asmawi, Hafidh Hassan, Shaharuddin Salleh (Animators) Anes Wardati, Asro (BG Artist) and Siti Zahrah Mat Zin (PA Cum Production Secretary). A few months later, the team was augmented by a group of new junior animators.[citation needed]

Trivia[edit]

Keluang (alternately Kluang) is also the name of a town in central Johor. It is 100 km from Tampoi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lent, John A. (2001). Animation in Asia and the Pacific. John Libbey. pp. 143–144. ISBN 978-1-86462-036-8.