September 12, 2013 – Toronto – Bejuba! has just signed on to distribute the pre-school series, “ORIGANIMALS”. Aimed at 4 – 6 year olds, the series is created by Malaysia’s Giggle Garage. This marks the first series for the production to be distributed internationally. Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is also providing support funding and marketing support for the program.
The series consisting of 26 x half hours, or 52 x 11minutes has begun delivering episodes and is expected to be fully delivered by June 2015. The series will premiere at the 2013 MIPCOM Junior screenings in Cannes, France.
Kamil Othman, Vice President of Creative Multimedia Division in MDeC said “We are excited that Bejuba! has added “Origanimals” to its children’s programming, which we hope will open doors for more local creative companies such as Giggle Garage to gain international exposure and further strengthen Malaysia’s position as a world-class creative industry hub.”
Planet Origami is home for the Origanimals, a colorful community of origami animals. The series follows the adventures of four loveable young Origanimals – a wildlife rescue team known as the Awesome Four or A4 for short. Their mission is to help troubled Origanimals around the planet by using their problem-solving skills and their creative input.
In 2012, Origanimals won the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Seoul Promotion Plan) Best Planning Award in Seoul and also the 14th Tokyo Broadcasting System Digital Content “Animation & Movie” (TBS/Digicon6) Golden Award for Malaysia region in Kuala Lumpur.
“The artwork is very unique and distinctive. The stories are engaging with a lot of heart,” explains Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba! “We’ve been following the progress in the project’s development since the beginning and we believe the series has grown from strength to strength.”
Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director of Giggle Garage and Executive Producer of the series added that “While filled with fun adventures and captivating stories, Origanimals promotes arts and creativity, bringing back the simple pleasure of creating something out of paper.”
“With Bejuba! having wide networks focusing on top-quality animation programs, we are looking forward to establishing a long term relationship with them. It is really an exciting moment for us to be able to share this beautiful property with young children and family through this relationship,” said Zeno Gabing, Executive Director of Giggle Garage.