A still image of Junglemajig
The R&D Studio and Tudidut Studio recently presented their in-development TV series project, Junglemajig, at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival under the MIFA Animation du Monde category on June 15, 2017 at the Impérial Palace Annecy, France.
The MIFA Animation du Monde category, coined in 2015, is a distinct segment which targets projects from countries where animation is emerging and provides a unique opportunity to discover a different area of creativity and awareness. This is where producers, distributors and financers take part in the Pitch sessions to catch innovative and interesting projects.
Junglemajig successfully made the cut from a total of 343 projects submitted from all parts of the world such as North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The TV series also made national history as this was the first time a Malaysian project was chosen to be pitched at Annecy.
Irwan Junaidy, Chief Creative Officer and founder of The R&D Studio, said, “It was a very different experience than the usual market events as apart from having the honour to pitch our project Junglemajig in Annecy, I had the opportunity to establish connections between people from around the world, people from countries which we usually don’t come across with.”
“It was an eye-opening experience and I’m very thankful to MIFA for the opportunity and the support from MDEC and all our friends in the industry. Special thanks to Ila and Amin and the team at Tudidut Studios, our co-pro partners in the project as well as our team at The R&D Studio who made the project what it is today.” added Irwan.
Junglemajig centers on a city boy who is sent to a kampung to be raised by his grandfather where he befriends two kids – a boy shaman-in-training and a girl weretiger. The trio work together to unlock the secrets of the magic jungle next to the kampung and embark on many adventures, helping the misunderstood monsters living in the jungle and fending off the opportunistic humans who want to capture them.
The TV series has also been invited to be presented at the Seoul Promotion Plan 2017 in Seoul from July 4 to 6, 2017.
Irwan Junaidy with other participants from all over the world. Pic by: Irwan Junaidy Facebook