Throwback 90's : Part I
For those who is around my age, Malaysian animation is considered at its peak during the 90's. Some of you said "No, it is NOT !!", however at this time, despite there are American animations like Transformer and Power Ranger, they were unable to compete with these slate of animations.In this first part, I'll give the introduction by introducing you all to Malaysian animation in the 90's.
All the animation at this time is in 2d. One reason it appealed to the audience is the depth of the story and a very strong family theme. Those listed below is not the only animation on that time but are considered the most popular at that time.
ANAK- ANAK SIDEK
Anak-Anak Sidek is the first comic adaptation animation series from a comic of similar title. It is a psedo-fictional stories of the famous badminton players of Sidek sibling. This animation was well-known to ignite the interest of children in badminton. Possessed a similar theme with Usop Sontorian , the animation was later cancelled when the comic ended up becoming a fictional superhero comic.
This is Malaysia first superhero comic. Despite it is basically a ripped off of Batman, it able to to hold by himself. Most of the character is inspired or based on Batman or Superman characters but is altered and injected with a Malaysian theme. The animation came at the time of Batman: The Animated Series and because of this it able to share its popularity. Despite its strong comedic theme, it managed to insert some depth but was then cancelled after the season where the main character were released from the asylum which was the strong comedic theme in the series.
There is some other popular animation series like Frooties and a short-lived Badang animation. The main question now is with all this popular animations, what caused Malaysian Animation suddenly died for s very long time ? I'll talked more about that next week.
What is your favorite animation of the 90's or Malaysian animation series if you are from Malaysia ? Sound off your thought in the comment section. Stay tuned for the second part next week and be sure to follow us at Comikrew Studio.