Upin & Ipin

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Upin & Ipin
The official Upin & Ipin logo 2014-01-08 17-25.png
The official Upin & Ipin logo
Genre Animation, Slice of life story
Format Animated television series by Malaysia
Created by Hj. Burhanuddin Radzi
Hjh. Ainon Ariff
Developed by Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd.
Written by Ida Azhar
Aliya Nazlan
Anira Haris
Directed by Muhammad Usamah Zaid
Voices of Nur Fathiah Diaz (seasons 1–3)
Asyiela Putri (season 4)
Minami Takayama
Hajjah Ainon Arifi
Ida Shaheera
Ida Rahayu Yusoff
Mohd. Shafiq Mohd. Isa
Mohd Syahmi Abdul Hamid
Mohd. Hasrul Mohd. Isa
Yap Ee Jean/Yuki Tang
Theme music composer Yuri Wong (seasons 1-4)
Composer(s) Azfaren Aznam (season 5)
Country of origin Malaysia
Original language(s) Bahasa Malaysia (TV9)
English (Disney Channel Asia)
Filipino (GMA Network)
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 228 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Haji Burhanuddin Md Radzi
Hajjah Ainon Ariff
Running time 5 minutes per episode (seasons 1–2)
7 minutes per episode (seasons 3 onward)
Production company(s) Les' Copaque Production (developer for Walt Disney Television Malaysia)
Broadcast
Original channel TV9
(13 September 2007-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
720p (HD)
Audio format Stereo
Original airing 13 September 2007-present
Chronology
Related shows Geng: The Adventure Begins
External links
Upin and Ipin Disney Channel Website
Upin and Ipin Malaysia Production website

Upin & Ipin in Malaysia is a Malaysian television series of animated shorts produced by Les' Copaque Production, which features the life and adventures of the eponymous twin brothers in a fictional Malaysian kampung. Originally a side project for the blockbuster animated film Geng: The Adventure Begins, Upin & Ipin was introduced on TV9 and in 13 September 2007 as a eight-episode Ramadan/Eid special, to instil significance of the Islamic holy month amongst children. To date, the series has reached its fourth season, including another Ramadan special season in 2008, and, season three onwards, the year-long, more general themed Upin & Ipin and Friends is Upin and Ipin television series of animated shorts at Asia is under the coordination production by Les' Copaque Production developer for Walt Disney Television Malaysia (Walt Disney) coordination production of Asia and Malaysia, and coordination broadcasting at Malaysian between Asia, the series' international debut vista broadcasting Disney Channel Asia, with more concentrating on telling the lives of Upin and Ipin with their friends on normal days.

Background[edit]

Upin and Ipin are five-year-old Malay twins who and their elder sister Ros and grandmother Uda (whom they call Opah) in a kampung house in Kampung Durian Runtuh. They have lost their parents in their infancy. Upin and Ipin study in the village's Tadika Mesra (Preschool Family), where they with a group of classmates, including the adorable and right-thinking Mei Mei, a joker and poetic Jarjit Singh, the clumsy and short-tempered Ehsan, an easygoing and sarcastic Fizi (Ehsan's cousin), and an entrepreneual 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. A new character was later added in the series who is an Indonesian girl named Susanti who moved in with her family.

Characters[edit]

Broadcast history[edit]

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 Aidilfitri, which tells of the twins Upin and Ipin on their first fasting months. The first four shorts debuted early in the holy months, followed by repeats from 22 September to 11 October, finally ending with two final episodes premiering on Hari Raya itself.[2] This series bore away the Best Animation award in the 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival.[3]

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[4] while the other six premiered for Hari Raya from 1 till 6 of Shawal.[5] This season was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Malaysia via its Colgate Kayu Sugi toothpaste.[6]

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,[7] with each episode lasting up to seven minutes. As a year-long production season, it had frequent in-season breaks filled by repeats, and also experienced some schedule changes. From 14 May, the TV series received major sponsorship from TM,[8] which placed its brand on the show to this date. In the year-end school break season, it became apparent that new episodes are strategically debuted on school holidays, with new episodes premiering on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5.30 pm (repeats for the rest of the week) throughout the eight-week holiday season. This is also the first season of Upin & Ipin for the international market, airing on Disney Channel Asia beginning 15 November 2009 with dubs in English (the official dub, as the credits and episode titles are in English as well), Mandarin and other languages.

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-sponsored by TM.[9]

Season 5 (2011)[edit]

Season 5 debuted 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 night at 6:30pm.

Season 6 (2012)[edit]

Season 6 aired every Sunday at 6pm on TV9.

Season 7 (2013)[edit]

Upin and Ipin will start their fun story with the Chinese New Year story as the seventh season's premier. The episodes air on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm. 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.

Settings[edit]

In a harmonious village called " Kampung Durian Runtuh"

Developer for Walt Disney Television Malaysia[edit]

In 2014, it was announced that Upin & Ipin between Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd., coordination production of ages was known as it aired in summer of 2014, Walt Disney Television Malaysia[10] It features Upin, Ipin, Izat, Dzul, Susanti, Abang Salleh, Mei Mei, Devi, Jarjit, FiZi, Ehsan and Jarjit as with characters Cikgu Jasmin of Upin & Ipin characters was Upin and Ipin on Disney Channel. It is Upin & Ipin coordination production company developer for Les' Copaque Production and Walt Disney Television Malaysia (Walt Disney) since the Disney Channel Asia broadcasting production. Walt Disney Acquisition of Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd. developer for Walt Disney Television Malaysia successors in 2014.

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[11]
  • 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. 18 2012
  • Demi Metromillenium

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
TBA TBA
  • Kenangan Mengusik Jiwa
  • Sedia Menyelamat

Season 7[edit]

Title Year Episode list
TBA TBA
  • 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

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.[12] 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.

Reception and influence[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.[13]

While season two was on air on Ramadan 2008, it was reportedly watched by 1.5 million viewers on TV9,[14] 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).[15] 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.[15]

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).[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

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.[19]

Awards[edit]

UNICEF Malaysia Team
  • 2007 Kuala Lumpur International Filem Festival[13]
    • Animasi Terbaik
  • 2009 Shout! Awards[20]
    • Best On-Screen Chemistry
  • NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2010[21]
    • NEF-Awani Tun Dr Mahathir Award
  • The BrandLaureate Awards 2010[22]
    • Best Brands in Animation
  • Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2012
    • The Most Popular Local Animated Character
  • UNICEF Malaysia's National Ambassadors 2013 [23]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://upindanipin.com.my/v7/character.php
  2. ^ Upin & Ipin, Les Copaque, 4 September 2007. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  3. ^ Series Upin & Ipin Won in KLIFF 2007!!, Les Copaque, 30 November 2007. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  4. ^ Upin & Ipin - Setahun Kemudian di TV9, Les Copaque, 31 August 2008. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  5. ^ Upin & Ipin edisi Syawal tayangan hari raya, Les Copaque, 28 September 2008. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  6. ^ promo:The launch of COLGATE Kayu Sugi Charity Campaign, Malaysia Celebrity News Online, 16 Okt 2008. Accessed 8 March 2010.
  7. ^ Saksikan Upin & Ipin : Dan Kawan-Kawan , Les Copaque, 30 January 2009. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  8. ^ Masa Siaran Baru Upin & Ipin di TV9, 11 May 2009. Accessed 8 January 2010.
  9. ^ [1], 14 June 2010, Accessed 7 April 2011.
  10. ^ Upin & Ipin developer for Walt Disney Television Malaysia, Successors Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd.
  11. ^ http://www.lescopaque.com/store/?cur=catalog/product&id=5&pid=71&title=DVD_Volume_12
  12. ^ Upin & Ipin: Majalah Komik Upin & Ipin dipasaran. Accessed 27 March 2010.
  13. ^ a b Budiey Isma (3 December 2007). "Keputusan Pemenang KL International Film Festival KLIFF 07". Sensasi Selebriti. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  14. ^ Sy Mussaddad Mahdi (8 February 2009). "Apabila Upin dan Ipin masuk pawagam". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  15. ^ a b Lee Wei Lian (15 November 2009). "Jobless four years ago, three young filmmakers shake up box office". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  16. ^ SYABAS LES' COPAQUE ([1].jpg poster), LCP Blog!, 24 December 2009. Accessed 16 March 2010.
  17. ^ Rating Upin & Ipin di Indonesia, LCP Blog!, 2 Sep 2009. Accessed 16 March 2010. LCP once mistook the figure as 10.5 million viewers.
  18. ^ Fadil Abidin. "Upin dan Ipin vs Acara Anak di Televisi Kita". Analisa. Retrieved 16 Mac 2010. "sangat baik ditonton karena sarat edukasi dengan nuansa yang Islami, menghormati teman-teman lain yang berbeda suku dan agama sehingga tokoh-tokoh di dalamnya ada orang Melayu, China dan Tamil bahkan orang Indonesia." 
  19. ^ Arry Anggadha (7 March 2010). "Upin dan Ipin Ramaikan Perayaan Nyepi". VIVAnews. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  20. ^ Shamala Velu (21 July 2009). "Shout to the top". The Star. Retrieved Shout to the top. 
  21. ^ "LICT important in NEM aspiration". Borneo Post Online. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  22. ^ The BrandLaureate Awards., BrandLaureate Awards, 6 April 2011.
  23. ^ "Upin & Ipin are now Unicef Malaysia's ambassadors for children". The Star Malaysia. The Star Online. 

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