Upin & Ipin

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Upin & Ipin
Genre
Created byHj. Burhanuddin Radzi
Hjh. Ainon Ariff
Directed byMohd Nazmi Mohd Yatim & Mohd Faiz Hanafiah (season 5)
Adam Amiruddin (season 6)
Voices ofNur Fathiah Diaz
Asyiela Putri Azhar
Hjh. Ainon Ariff
Ida Shaheera Azhar
Ida Rahayu Yusoff
Mohd Shafiq Mohd Isa
Tang Ying Sowk
Opening theme"Sahabat Selamanya" by Padi[1]
(since Season 3)
"Gembira Bermain" (since Season 9)
Country of originMalaysia
Original languagesMalay
English (International release)
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes555 (list of episodes)
Production
ProducersHaji Burhanuddin Md Radzi
Hajjah Ainon Arifi
Running time5 minutes per episode (season 1–2)
7 minutes per episode (season 3–5)
6–7 minutes per episode (season 6–present)
Release
Original network
Picture format4:3 (576i)
16:9 (1080i)
Audio formatDolby Atmos
Original release14 September 2007 (2007-09-14) –
present
Chronology
Followed byGeng: The Adventure Begins
External links
Website

Upin & Ipin (Jawi: اوڤين دان ايڤين) is a Malaysian animated television series produced by Les' Copaque Production, which features the life and adventures of the eponymous twin brothers in a fictional Malaysia. Originally a side project for the blockbuster animated film Geng: The Adventure Begins, Upin & Ipin was introduced on TV9 in Malaysia and MNCTV in Indonesia on 13 September 2007 as a six episode Ramadan/Hari Raya Aidilfitri special, to teach children the significance of the Islamic holy month. A second season, also centered on Ramadan, aired in 2008. Its third season, Upin Ipin and Friends, debuted internationally on Disney Channel Asia the following year, and began to focus more on the everyday lives of The Twins and their friends. As of 2021, Upin & Ipin is the longest-running Malaysian animated series, currently in its 14th year of production

Premise[edit]

Upin and Ipin are five-year-old Malaysian twins who reside with their elder sister Ros and grandmother Uda (whom they call Opah) in a village house in Kampung Durian Runtuh. They lost their parents in their infancy. Upin and Ipin study in the village's Tadika Mesra (kindergarten) with a group of classmates, including the adorable and right-thinking Mei Mei, the poetic joker Jarjit Singh, the clumsy and short-tempered Ehsan, the easygoing and sarcastic Fizi, and the entrepreneurial and meticulous Mail.

The headman of Kampung Durian Runtuh is Isnin bin Khamis, better known as Tok Dalang Ranggi, the Wayang Kulit champion. Tok Dalang keeps a cluster of rambutan trees for commercial purposes, and a rooster named "Rembo". Among the village's other notable residents are Muthu, owner of the village's only food stall who lives with his animal whisperer son Rajoo and pet steer Sapy; Salleh (Sally), a transgender-apparent who owns a mobile library; and Ah Tong, a strident-voiced vegetable farmer. Additionally, a new character was introduced in later seasons: an Indonesian girl named Susanti who moved to Kampung Durian Runtuh with her family.

Broadcast history[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired in TV9
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 14 September 2007 (2007-09-14) 13 October 2007 (2007-10-13)
2 12 5 September 2008 (2008-09-05) 6 October 2008 (2008-10-06)
3 42 2 February 2009 (2009-02-02) 30 December 2009 (2009-12-30)
4 42 15 March 2010 (2010-03-15) 29 December 2010 (2010-12-29)
5 42 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12) 31 December 2011 (2011-12-31)
6 42 18 March 2012 (2012-03-18) 30 December 2012 (2012-12-30)
7 42 9 March 2013 (2013-03-09) 28 December 2013 (2013-12-28)
8 42 28 February 2014 (2014-02-28) 25 December 2014 (2014-12-25)
9 42 4 April 2015 (2015-04-04) 1 January 2016 (2016-01-01)
10 42 9 April 2016 (2016-04-09) 31 December 2016 (2016-12-31)
11 42 25 March 2017 (2017-03-25) 30 December 2017 (2017-12-30)
Season Episodes Originally aired in MNCTV
Season premiere Season finale
12 [2] 42 23 May 2018 (2018-05-23) 5 January 2019 (2019-01-05)
13 42 20 April 2019 (2019-04-20) 26 December 2019 (2019-12-26)
14 42 1 May 2020 (2020-05-01)

15 March 2021 (2021-03-15)

15 33 13 April 2021 (2021-04-13) TBA


Season 1 (2007)[edit]

The first season of Upin & Ipin was aired on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 7.30 pm, in conjunction with Ramadan and Eid-ul-fitri, which tells of the twins Upin and Ipin on their first fasting months. The first four shorts debuted early in the holy weeks, followed by re-airings from 22 September to 11 October, finally ending with two final episodes premiering on Hari Raya itself.[3] This series bore away the Best Animation award in the 2007 New York International Film Festival.[4]

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Esok Puasa (Let's Fast Tomorrow)
  • Ep 2 – Dugaan (The Test)
  • Ep 3 – Nikmat (Satisfaction)
  • Ep 4 – Terawih (Prayer)
  • Ep 5 – Esok Raya (Tomorrow Raya)
  • Ep 6 – Hari Raya (Raya)

Season 2 (2008)[edit]

The second series, under its full title Upin & Ipin: Setahun Kemudian, went on air in conjunction with Ramadan again, with 12 new episodes, the first six of which were aired and repeated on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7.00 pm throughout Ramadan[5] while the other six premiered for Hari Raya from 1 till 6 of Shawal.[6] This season was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive United States via its Colgate Kayu Sugi toothpaste.[7] Tadika Mesra opened on the first episode. Cikgu Jasmin started being a teacher in the first episode of "tadika".

Episode list
  • Ep 7 – Tadika (Pre-School)
  • Ep 8 – Anak Bulan (New Moon)
  • Ep 9 – Adat (Traditions)
  • Ep 10 – Tamak (Greed)
  • Ep 11 – Lailatul Qadr (Staying Up at Night)
  • Ep 12 – Kisah & Tauladan (Tales and Lessons)
  • Ep 13 – Sayang Kak Ros (Love Kak Ros)
  • Ep 14 – Ketupat (Hari Raya's dish)
  • Ep 15 – Zakat Fitrah (Giving out money for the needed)
  • Ep 16 – Malam Syahdu (Sad Night)
  • Ep 17 – Pagi Raya (Raya Morning)
  • Ep 18 – Berkat (Blessings)

Season 3 (2009)[edit]

Under the new full title Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan, a third season of the series premiered on TV9 on 2 February 2009,[8] with each episode lasting up to seven minutes. As a year-long production season, it had frequent in-season breaks and failed by repeats, and also experienced some record changes. In this season, the series left the Saturday midnight prime time slot on TVtropolis and the third season was instead broadcast daily on the Canadian channel Showcase. From 14 May, the TV series received pre sponsorship from TM,[9] which placed its co-brand on the show to this date. In the year-end school break season, it became apparent that new episodes are strangely debuted on school holidays, with new episodes premiering on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5.30 am (repeats for the rest of the week) throughout the six-week holiday season. This is also the first season of Upin & Ipin for the international market, airing on Disney Channel Asia & Singapore beginning 15 November 2009 with dubs in English (the official dub, as the credits and episode titles are in Indonesian), Mandarin and other languages.

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Air Kolah, Air Laut (The Rain and The Seven Seas)

(May have served as a story setting episode for the Journey to Treasure Island story)

  • Ep 2 – Basikal Baru (The Brand New Bicycles)
  • Ep 3 – Berkebun (Gardening)
  • Ep 4 – Gosok Jangan Tak Gosok (Brush It)
  • Ep 5 – Kisah Dua Malam (A Tale Of Two Nights)
  • Ep 6 – Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Journey To Treasure Island)

Part 1 – 3 (aired as Ep 6)
Part 4 – 6 (aired after Ep 14)
Part 7 – 8 (aired after Ep 16 as Season finale for 2009; left as a cliff hanger; to be continued in Season 6)

  • Ep 7 – Istimewa Hari Ibu (Mother's Day Special)
  • Ep 8 – Kami 1Malaysia (We Are 1 Malaysia)
  • Ep 9 – Seronoknya Membaca (Reading Is Fun)
  • Ep 10 – Berpuasa Bersama Kawan Baru (Fasting With New Friend)
  • Ep 11 – Selamat Menyambut Lebaran (Happy Eid Ul-Fitr)
  • Ep 12 – Upin, Ipin & Apin
  • Ep 13 – Jejak Rembo (Rembo's Trail)
  • Ep 14 – Diri Bersih Badan Sihat (Keep Clean, Stay Healthy)
  • Ep 15 – Ambil Galah Tolong Tunjukkan (Guide Me)
  • Ep 16 – Sapy Oh Sapy

Season 4 (2010)[edit]

Season four of Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-kawan debuted on TV9 on 15 March 2010 with the episode "Juara Kampung (Part 1)", with a brand new opening sequence and color pencil and exercise book-themed title card. The main focus on this season is as a tribute to sports, as it was developed in a year full of sport events. Season 4 was co-recorded by TM.[10]

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Juara Kampung (The Village Champion)
  • Ep 2 – Anak Harimau (Tiger Club)
  • Ep 3 – Ramadhan Kembali Lagi (Ramadhan Is Here Again)
  • Ep 4 – Menjelang Syawal (Almost Ready)
  • Ep 5 – Bila Besar Nanti (When I Grow Up)
  • Ep 6 – Rasa Sayang (Picnic)
  • Ep 7 – Kisah Raja Pemburu (The Hunter War)
  • Ep 8 – Kisah Pisang & Cengkerang (Bananas And Shells)
  • Ep 9 – Kenangan Manis (Sweet Logic)
  • Ep 10 – Lama Tapi Berharga (Old Is Gold)
  • Ep 11 – Demi Metromillenium (For Metromillenium)

Season 5 (2011)[edit]

Season 5 first aired on TV9 on 12 March 2011 with the episode "Belajar Lagi". As with previous seasons it opens with a new sequence, now based on a papercraft theme. This season airs every Saturday at 6:30 pm to 9:30 am.

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Belajar Lagi..? (Study After..?)
  • Ep 2 – Terbang Tinggi-Tinggi (Flying Higher)
  • Ep 3 – Tersentuh Hati (Heart Touching)
  • Ep 4 – Ikhlas dari Hati (From The Hearts)
  • Ep 5 – Kuih untuk Opah (Cooking for Opah)
  • Ep 6 – Rindu Opah (Miss Opah)
  • Ep 7 – Sakit Ke? (Hurting?)
  • Ep 8 – Garang ke Sayang? (Scare or Care?)
  • Ep 9 – Sedia.... Mula! (Ready... Go!)
  • Ep 10 – Gelapnya... (It's So Dark...)
  • Ep 11 – Jari Jemari Salleh (Wedding Planning Sunday)
  • Ep 12 – Cerita Kami (Our Story)
  • Ep 13 – Metrobot, Bergabung! (Metrobots, Combine!)

Season 6 (2012)[edit]

Season 6 aired every Sunday at 6 pm on TV9. This also features a retirement of a character. Cikgu Jasmin started being a teacher for 3 years. Cikgu Jasmin retires and leaves the show to continue her studies in Kuala Lumpur. She was replaced by Cikgu Melati.

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Mainan Baru (New toys)
  • Ep 2 – Tangkap Dia! (Catch It!)
  • Ep 3 – Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Journey to the Treasure Island)

Part 9 – 11 (end of story, continuation from a cliff hanger left in Season 3)

  • Ep 4 – Kembara Kecil-Kecilan (Little Adventure)
  • Ep 5 – Terima Kasih Cikgu! (Thank You Very Much, Teacher!)
  • Ep 6 – Iqra' (Wonder')
  • Ep 7 – Rasai Kemenangan (Feeling the Suphan)
  • Ep 8 – Bulan Hantu (Ghost Night)
  • Ep 9 – Hari Misteri (A Mysterious Day)
  • Ep 10 – Raja Buah (King of Crowds)
  • Ep 11 – Cari & Simpan (Find & Collect)
  • Ep 12 – Kenangan Mengusik Jiwa (Heart Touching Memories)
  • Ep 13 – Taman Mesra (A Dirty Garden)
  • Ep 14 – Sedia Menyelamat (Ready For Action!)

Season 7 (2013)[edit]

Upin and Ipin will start their fun story with the Chinese New Year story featuring Chinese girl, Mei Mei (美美) as the seventh season's premier. The episodes air on Saturday evenings at 6:30 pm. The first episode was scheduled to air on 2 March 2013, but due to technical problems the first episode have been pushed to 9 March 2013.

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy Chinese New Year!)
  • Ep 2 – Gigi Susu (Baby Teeth)
  • Ep 3 – Nenek Si Bongkok Tiga (The Old Hope)
  • Ep 4 – Usahawan Muda (Little Businessman)
  • Ep 5 – Sahabat Selamanya (Friends Forever)

Part 2 credited as Upin & Ipin 200

  • Ep 6 – Dugaan Ramadhan (Challengers does Bushes)
  • Ep 7 – Riang Raya (Winning is Fun)
  • Ep 8 – Daun Hijau (Green Park)
  • Ep 9 – Barang Silam (Antiques)
  • Ep 10 – Bahaya Jerebu (Freese Dangers)
  • Ep 11 – Pim Pim Pom
  • Ep 12 – Kembara Kembar Nakal (The Twins' Mischievous Adventure)
  • Ep 13 – Beli, Pakai, Suka (Buy, Wear, Sell It)
  • Ep 14 – Boria Suka-Suka (Fun & Boring)

Season 8 (2014)[edit]

Season 8 started airing on 30 May 2014. The episodes air on the days when new episodes appear in three separate parts on a seven-minute slot at 5:30 pm during the school holidays.[11] Starting from this season onwards it is produced in high-definition resolution where the HD versions of each episode in this season will appear on the DVD collection once it is released.[11] TV9 airs the episodes in PAL format.[11]

The character designs are also remodelled and improved to make them more lively.[11] A new voice actress for Ros has been introduced.[11] Season 8 also introduced a crossover with the Ultra Series Franchise in Episode 9, which is co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions.

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Upin & Ipin Kesayanganku (My Little Upin & Ipin)
  • Ep 2 – Kail dan Laga (Fighting & Fishing)
  • Ep 3 – Belajar Sambil Main (Play Story)
  • Ep 4 – Cuai, Cuai, Cuai (Careless, Careless, Careless)
  • Ep 5 – Pengalaman Puasa (Faster Experience)
  • Ep 6 – Raya Yang Bermakna (Career So Employs)
  • Ep 7 – Warna Warni (Wishing Wonder)
  • Ep 8 – Jaga & Hargai Mata (Now & Don't Leave)
  • Ep 9 – Upin, Ipin dan Ultraman Ribut
  • Ep 10 – Upin Ipin Angkasa (Upin & Ipin in Space)
  • Ep 11 – Hasil Tempatan (Joking Wrongfully)
  • Ep 12 – Perangi Rasuah (Fighting Bribing)
  • Ep 13 – Terompah Opah (Opah's Colic)
  • Ep 14 – Pokok Seribu Guna (Tree of 100 Uses)

Season 9 (2015)[edit]

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Cip Cip Cip
  • Ep 2 – Jambatan Ilmu (Kid to Knowledge)
  • Ep 3 – Sahabat Pena (Pen Pals)
  • Ep 4 – Dah Bocor? (Living Again?)
  • Ep 5 – Al-Kisah Malam Puasa (Running at Night)
  • Ep 6 – Al-Kisah Hari Raya (Air Un-Ful Morning)
  • Ep 7 – Isi Masa Lapang (Free Time)
  • Ep 8 – Siang Tidur Malam Berjaga (Asleep by Day, Awake by Night)
  • Ep 9 – Skuad Bebas Denggi (Deans Free Squad)
  • Ep 10 – Ultraman Ribut II
  • Ep 11 – Dulu dan Sekarang (Later And Now)
  • Ep 12 – Siapa Yang Ambil? (Who Did It!)
  • Ep 13 – Kedai Makan Upin & Ipin (Upin & Ipin Food Stalk)
  • Ep 14 – Siapa Atan? (What's Always?)

Season 10 (2016)[edit]

Episode list
  • Ep 1 – Pisang Goreng Ngap Ngap! (Fried Bananas Ngap, Ngap!)
  • Ep 2 – Uuuuu... Telur Apa Tu? (Ooo What a Large Egg)
  • Ep 3 – Kenapa Tak Elak? (Dine!)
  • Ep 4 – Indahnya Ramadhan (Beautiful Ramadhan)
  • Ep 5 – Indahnya Syawal (Beautiful Togather)
  • Ep 6 – Bila Cuti Sekolah (School Birthday)
  • Ep 7 – Ekosistem (Entertain Us)
  • Ep 8 – Pesta Cahaya (Festival Of Lights)
  • Ep 9 – Patuk Kau! (Bites & Venom)
  • Ep 10 – Kembara 6 Musim (Journey Through 6 Seasons)
  • Ep 11 – Di Sebalik Tabir (Behind The Scenes)
  • Ep 12 – Tersilap (A Big Mistake)
  • Ep 13 – Aku Sebuah Jam (I Am a Clock)
  • Ep 14 – Animasi Terakhir (The Last Animation)

Season 12 (2018–19)[edit]

Started on 13 May 2018 for Malaysia channel, Upin Ipin will started air all their episode including its movement on Astro Prima[12] and will no longer air on TV9. It will be air on Monday to Friday at 7.00 am until 5.30 pm while Saturday and Sunday will be on 9.00 pm to 9.30 pm.[13]

Home video[edit]

  • Upin & Ipin DVD and VCD volumes 1–6 were distributed in Malaysia by Music Valley.
  • Volume 7 – 11 were distributed by Sony Music.
  • Volume 12 and above are distributed by Music Valley.

Season 1[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin Vol. 1 2007
  • Esok Puasa
  • Dugaan
  • Nikmat
  • Terawih
  • Esok Raya
  • Hari Raya

Season 2[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin: Setahun Kemudian Vol. 2 2008
  • Tadika
  • Anak Bulan
  • Adat
  • Tamak
  • Lailatul Qadr
  • Kisah & Tauladan
Upin & Ipin: Setahun Kemudian Vol. 3 2008
  • Sayang Kak Ros
  • Ketupat
  • Zakat Fitrah
  • Malam Syahdu
  • Pagi Raya
  • Berkat

Season 3[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 4 2009
  • Air Kolah, Air Laut
  • Berkebun
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 5 2009
  • Basikal Baru
  • Gosok Jangan Tak Gosok (Part 1 & 2)
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 6 2009
  • Gosok Jangan Tak Gosok (Part 3)
  • Kisah Dua Malam
  • Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Part 1, 2, 3)
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 7 2010
  • Istimewa Hari Ibu
  • Upin, Ipin dan Apin
  • Kami 1Malaysia
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 8 2010
  • Seronoknya Membaca
  • Berpuasa Bersama Kawan Baru
  • Selamat Menyambut Lebaran
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 9 2010
  • Jejak Rembo
  • Diri Bersih, Badan Sihat
  • Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Part 4 & 5)
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 10 2010
  • Sapy Oh Sapy
  • Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Part 6, 7, 8)
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 11 2010
  • Ambil Galah Tolong Tunjukkan

Season 4[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 12 2011
  • Jaguh Kampung[14]
  • Bila Besar Nanti
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 13 2011
  • Anak Harimau
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 14 2011
  • Kisah Pisang dan Cangkerang
  • Kenangan Manis
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 15 2012
  • Lama Tapi Berharga
  • Rasa Sayang
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 16 2012
  • Ramadhan Kembali Lagi
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 17 2012
  • Menjelang Syawal
  • Kisah Raja Pemburu
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 1

Season 5[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 19 2012
  • Belajar Lagi?
  • Terbang Tinggi-Tinggi
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 20 2012
  • Tersentuh Hati
  • Ikhlas dari Hati
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 21 2012
  • Kuih untuk Opah
  • Rindu Opah
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 22 2012
  • Garang ke Sayang?
  • Sakit Ke?
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 23 2012
  • Gelapnya...
  • Sedia... Mula!
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 24 2012
  • Metrobot, Bergabung!
Upin & Ipin dan Kawan-Kawan Vol. 25 2013
  • Jari Jemari Salleh
  • Cerita Kami

Season 6[edit]

Title Year Episode list
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Special Edition 2013
  • Kenangan Mengusik Jiwa
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 26 2013
  • Mainan Baru
  • Kembara ke Pulau Harta Karun (Part 9, 10, 11)
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 27 2013
  • Tangkap Dia
  • Kembara Kecil-Kecilan
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 28 2013
  • Terima Kasih Cikgu!
  • Iqra'
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 29 2013
  • Rasai Kemenangan
  • Bulan Hantu
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 30 2013
  • Hari Misteri
  • Raja Buah
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Vol. 31 2014
  • Cari & Simpan
  • Taman Mesra
Upin & Ipin Musim 6: Special Edition with BOMBA 2014
  • Sedia Menyelamat

Season 7[edit]

Title Year Episode list
TBA 2021
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai
  • Gigi Susu
  • Nenek Si Bongkok Tiga
  • Usahawan Muda
  • Sahabat Selamanya
  • Dugaan Ramadhan
  • Riang Raya
  • Daun Hijau
  • Barang Silam
  • Bahaya Jerebu
  • Pim Pim Pom
  • Kembara Kembar Nakal
  • Beli, Pakai, Suka
  • Boria Suka-Suka

Reception and cultural impact[edit]

The Upin & Ipin franchise has wielded its influence in countries of the Malay archipelago, notably in Malaysia and Indonesia which share linguistic and cultural similarities. Its first season landed its first award, for Best Animation in KLIFF 2007.[15]

While season two was on air on Ramadan 2008, it was reportedly watched by 1.5 million viewers on TV9,[16] making it the second most-watched animated series on all of Malaysian television, right behind Doraemon (1.6 mil), yet ahead of SpongeBob SquarePants (800,000).[17] The popularity of Upin & Ipin could have attributed to the commercial success of Malaysia's first CGI-animated feature film, Geng: The Adventure Begins (2009), which featured the twin characters Upin and Ipin, propelling it into the RM 6.31 million mark throughout its seven-week run in Malaysian cinemas as one of the highest-grossing Malay-language films in history.[17]

As the third season reaches its conclusion in late 2009, TV9 reports that Upin & Ipin was viewed by 1.6 million, making it the second most-viewed programme on the channel, just behind the free TV premiere of Geng which was watched by 2.45 million (scoring TVR 12.8).[18]

Indonesia has been the most obvious export market for Upin & Ipin. In 2009, MNCTV which airs the series in the republic reported a TVR of 10.5.[19] Upin & Ipin has also been praised by the Indonesian press; for instance, Fadil Abidin for Analisa who remarked on the vastness of moral content and Islamic values, such as respect for those of different ethnic or religious backgrounds, in a communal setting consisting not only of Malays, Chinese and Indian Malaysians, but also Indonesians.[20]

In March 2010, as the Balinese Hindu community prepare for Nyepi, images of ogoh-ogoh (demonic effigies used for the famed ngrupuk ritual on the eve of Nyepi) which largely resemble Upin & Ipin were exposed on Indonesian media. The effigy reportedly cost 4 million rupiah.[21]

The Ultra Series crossover special was received positively on it airing in 2014. As a response, the crossover character in the special, Ultraman Ribut (ウルトラマンリブット, Urutoraman Ributto) was officially recognized as a canon character by Tsuburaya Productions,[22] later making its live debut in the web series Ultra Galaxy Fight in 2019.

In India it started to air in Hindi on hungama in May 2018.

Comics[edit]

Since December 2009, Upin & Ipin have been adapted into a monthly comic magazine series, aptly titled Majalah Komik Upin & Ipin to be circulated all over Malaysia, published by Nyla Sdn Bhd.[23] Targeted at young readers, the magazine features screenshot comics of the Upin & Ipin TV series and the Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula film, voice actor and production crew profiles, and learning and activity sections.

Awards[edit]

UNICEF Malaysia Team with Upin & Ipin.
  • 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Filem Festival[15]
    • Animasi Terbaik
  • 2009 Shout! Awards[24]
    • Best On-Screen Chemistry
  • NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2010[25]
    • NEF-Awani Tun Dr Mahathir Award
    • Best Brands in Animation
  • Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2012
    • The Most Popular Local Animated Character
  • UNICEF Malaysia's National Ambassadors 2013[26]

Sponsorship[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bikin Lagu Upin & Ipin, PADI Tak Takut Ditentang". Kompas (in Indonesian). Kompas Cyber Media. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ Ramai yang tanya sebelum ni macam mana nak tengok Upin & Ipin Musim 12. Upin Ipin instagram. Retrieved on 28 March 2019. (instagram post in Malay.)
  3. ^ Upin & Ipin, Les Copaque, 4 September 2007. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  4. ^ Series Upin & Ipin Won in KLIFF 2007!!, Les Copaque, 30 November 2007. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  5. ^ Upin & Ipin – Setahun Kemudian di TV9, Les Copaque, 31 August 2008. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  6. ^ Upin & Ipin edisi Syawal tayangan hari raya, Les Copaque, 28 September 2008. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  7. ^ promo:The launch of COLGATE Kayu Sugi Charity Campaign, Malaysia Celebrity News Online, 16 Okt 2008. Accessed 8 March 2010.
  8. ^ Saksikan Upin & Ipin : Dan Kawan-Kawan , Les Copaque, 30 January 2009. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  9. ^ Masa Siaran Baru Upin & Ipin di TV9, 11 May 2009. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  10. ^ [1], 14 June 2010, Accessed 7 April 2011.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Rahsia Upin & Ipin Musim ke 8". Upin & Ipin Official Website. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  12. ^ Siri Baharu Upin & Ipin Kini Eksklusif Di Astro! gempak. Retrieved on 28 Mac 2019. (article in Malay)
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