Two local animation companies; Funcel Sdn Bhd and All-for-One Productions Sdn Bhd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Canadian animation software giant, Toon Boom Animation at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 2nd August 2016.
The MoU serves to assist in creating international outsourcing and partnership opportunities for the local companies, by integrating Toon Boom’s unique creative animation and storyboarding software; Harmony and Storyboard Pro into their animation pipeline.
Toon Boom is the industry standard for 2D animation and storyboarding technology used by top studios in projects such as The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Family Guy as well as other international IPs.
Firdaus Mah, CEO of Megasap Sdn Bhd, Toon Boom's operation partner in Malaysia said, "For Malaysian companies to be able to source international work, they are not only expected to have creative skills, but also be able to use high technology productive tools. Toon Boom provides just what is needed and we are especially glad to have Funcel and All for One Productions on board."
Witnessed by Dato’ Haji Mohamad Alayuddin bin Che Hasan, Vice President of the Malay Chamber of Commerce (DPMM) and Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Content and Technologies Division of MDEC, the MoU is set to promote growth in the local animation industry by ensuring the companies are in line with the global trends, thus contributing to a sustainable creative industry ecosystem in Malaysia.