Sunday 22 April 2012

'Shapes' is an animated TV series in which famous fables are brought to life using animal characters created from dozens of different shapes. The target age-range is four to six.

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(39 Episodes x 7 mins)

Featuring the writer of 'Backyardigans' and 'Little Einstein' and the voice talent of Joe Murray.  From the creators of the award winning animation series: Taoshu (Peach Blossom Media).

Each story is presented by the narrator, Badger, who also comes on at the end to draw a conclusion from the story he has just told.  Badger chooses fables from all over the world, both ancient and modern. Just because a fable originated in Ancient Greece or among the Aborigines in Australia, it doesn't mean that the lesson it teaches isn't relevant to kids everywhere.

The uniqueness of the series lies in its design concept. Badger has at his disposal thousands of different shapes of all colours and sizes. He uses them to form the various characters and locations needed to tell each fable.  Sometimes the shapes are unruly and don't do what they are supposed to. At other times one of them falls out of place or turns up late, thereby disrupting the story. Badger interacts with the shapes, creating plenty of funny moments for kids to enjoy!

Created by Karen Tang, Leslie Valdes and Julie Middleton for Peach Blossom Media in association with the Media Development Agency of Singapore.
(Text: Evergreen Entertainment)

Production House: Peach Blossom Media
Audio House: WASP Studios
Audio Mixer: Lee Williams
Music Composer: Jon Brooks

This video and its soundtrack are subject to copyright and are provided for demonstration purposes only. (© 2009 Peach Blossom Media/WASP Studios/Jon Brooks).

Friday 6 April 2012

Jungle Jitters - Short Animation

Jungle Jitters was commissioned by Astro Entertainment Sdn. Bhd. It served as a pilot episode for a new animation series designed for pre-school viewers.

I composed and orchestrated the music using Logic Pro and various sample libraries.

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This video, including it's soundtrack, is subject to copyright and is provided for demonstration purposes only. © 2009 Astro/WASP/Jon Brooks.

A group of animals live in the middle of the jungle next to a friendly human settlement. It features famous and iconic animals from the Malaysian Tropical Jungle especially from the Borneo region. Jungle Jitters manages to be both inherently local and international in its universal appeal.

Genre: Adventure/Folklore/Fantasy
Category: 3D Animation
Duration: 4 Minutes
Production Method: 3D Digital Animation
Year of Production: 2009
Language: Malay/English

Content Development Unit Astro Entertainment Sdn. Bhd.
Script Writer:
Kelvin Khor

Storyboard: Nanzo

Character Designers:
Mohd Nizar B. Md. Bohari
Abu Zaharen B. Abu Talib
Mohd Najib B. And Razak

Technical Director: Mohd Nizar B. Md. Bohari

Art Director: Abu Zaharen B. Abu Talib

Texture Artist: Mohd Najib B. And Razak

Editor: Mohd. Zahir Zainal Abidin

Director: Mohd. Zahir Zainal Abidin

Mohd Nizar B. Md. Bohari
Abu Zaharen B. Abu Talib
Mohd Najib B. And Razak
Mohd Hafiz Haron
Nik Basrulnizam Rameli
Sherina Azlin bte Bakar
Nora bte Hj. Ali

Music: Jon Brooks

Voice Recording: WASP Studio

Voice Coach: Brian Zimmerman

Audio Engineer
: Ram Chia

Walid Omar
Raymund Wee

Executive Producer:
Kelvin Khor (Astro)
Najat Affendy Dzulkifly (Aniotek Sdn. Bhd.)

Produced by: Aniotek Sdn. Bhd. for Astro.

ASTRO (As cited on Wikipedia):

Astro is the brand name of the Malaysian direct broadcast satellite (DBS) Pay TV service. It transmits digital satellite television and radio to households in Malaysia & Brunei. The name Astro is an acronym for All-Asian Satellite Television and Radio Operator.

Astro is owned and operated by Astro Television Network System Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn Bhdthat owned by Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd It has operations at All Asia Broadcast Centre located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Measat in Cyberjaya.

In addition to serving consumers in households, Astro has substantial coverage in commercial establishments such as bars, restaurants, hotels, dorms, and hospitals. Since 2008, the Astro has been offering a video streaming service to mobile phone users throughout the country (Astro Mobile TV) and subsequently Astro B.yond Mobile.

Astro launched the first High Definition (HD) broadcast in Malaysia in December 2009 under the brand Astro B.yond. Following the launch of HD, Astro B.yond PVR (Personal Video Recorder) was introduced in June 2010 and Astro B.yond IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) in April 2011.

On December 2011, prime minister Najib Tun Razak announced that government will collaborate with Astro to provide free satellite television to customers. NJOI were launched on 18 February 2012.