Friday, August 19, 2011

Malaysian Cartoons 1.12.2000

A strip of four stamps of 50 sen each was issued my Malaysia Post to commemorate Malaysian Carttons. A miniature sheet costing RM 5 was also issued. The FDC displayed is with one such minisheet. The minisheet was printed using ’silver colour printing’, and features the scene of a typical Malaysian city life. The characters in this drawing are usually seen in Lat’s cartton’s consisting of children and adults from various races and each of them plays different roles depending on the story.
The younger generation of Malaysian youth will know Lot (Dato’ Mohd Nor Khalid) as the creator of the animation series, Kampung Boy which is shown on the Astro network. The 26 episode series from the cartoon Book Kampung Boy that was published in 1979 and is vey popular ever since it was in 1998. This animation was awarded The Best Animation Award in Annecy Animation Festival, France in 1989. On the other hand, the older generation knows Lat since the 1960’s.

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