Les' Copaque launches first animation concept art book

Last update: 04/10/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 -- After earning RM26 million in ticket sales and winning the best feature film at the 2019 International Animation Film Festival (ANIMAZE) in Montreal, Canada, the Upin & Ipin movie: Keris Siamang Tunggal continues to make waves with the launch of Malaysia's very first animation concept art book.

Les' Copaque managing director Burhanuddin Md Radzi said the book created with the collaboration of Karangkraf Media Group would serve as a source of reference for students and teaching staff in the animation field.

"A book like this has never been produced by any animation film producer in the country and it will certainly be useful for aspiring filmmakers or concept artists.

“The purpose of this book is to document the work of our staff who are almost entirely Malaysians and local university graduates. For this film, two of the directors are UniKL (Universiti Kuala Lumpur) graduates,” he told reporters at the launch of the animated film art and visual concept book at UniKL Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (UniKL MIIT) here today.

He said for a start the company had printed 500 copies of the book which would be increased according to demand adding that so far the book has received overwhelming response from online shoppers.

The book written by Nur Naquyah Burhanuddin, Mohd Farquar Azman and Aliya Nazlan, employees of Les' Copaque who were directly involved in the production of the film, took three months to complete.

The book can be purchased online at www.upinipinstore.com or www.karangkrafmall.com, at RM199 a copy.

The animation film  'Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal' chalked up RM26 million in ticket sales in just three weeks after it opened in cinemas on March 21

Also present at the launch were Karangkraf Media Group chairman Datuk Dr Hussamuddin Yaacub and UniKL chief executive officer Prof Datuk Dr Mazliham Mohd Su'ud.

Meanwhile, Burhanuddin said the three-day Upin & Ipin annual carnival which had been organised since 2014 will this year be held at MITC Melaka from Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2019, and almost all its staff would be involved to ensure the event’s success.