The evolution of Malaysian cartoon animation / Faryna Mohd Khalis...[et al.]

Mohd Khalis, Faryna and Mustaffa, Normah and Shahizan Ali, Mohd Nor and Mohamed Salim, Neesa Ameera (2020) The evolution of Malaysian cartoon animation / Faryna Mohd Khalis...[et al.]. Voice of Academia (VOA), 16 (2). pp. 68-82. ISSN 2682-7840

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and or funny figures that can make people laugh. Aside from
entertainment purposes, cartoons are also used to send
messages without a serious tone and indirectly telling something
sarcastically. In April 2019, Malaysia was shocked by the
headline that ‘Doraemon’ had been selected to represent the
Japanese themed cartoon exhibition in conjunction with Visit
Malaysia 2020. Malaysian art activists, specifically those who
has a cartoon animation background, were very upset and
expressed their dissatisfaction with the news. Local legendary
cartoonist Datuk Lat also showed his disappointment and made
a stand that a local cartoon character should have been chosen
to represent Malaysia. Therefore, this research aims to illustrate
the development of Malaysian cartoons from when they first
started in newspapers, until their existence today in the form of
animation on digital platforms. In sequence, Malaysia
produced cartoons in newspapers, magazines, blogs, television
and cinema, whereby this is in parallel with the development of
technology. From hand-drawn art for ‘Usop Sontorian’ to digital
animation for the film ‘Upin dan Ipin’, Malaysians should be more
appreciative and proud of our local cartoons rather than those
from other countries.


Item Type: Article
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Mohd Khalis, Faryna
Mustaffa, Normah
Shahizan Ali, Mohd Nor
Mohamed Salim, Neesa Ameera
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography > Cinematography. Motion pictures
T Technology > TR Photography > Cinematography. Motion pictures > Animation (Cinematography)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 2682-7840
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 68-82
Keywords: Local identity, Characteristic, Animation, Comic, Character design.
Date: 2020
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