Malaysian pop culture
Music video for Here In My Home, a song about racial unity in Malaysia, presented by project group Malaysian Artistes For Unity.
The project was produced by Pete Teo and directed by Yasmin Ahmad and Ho Yuhang. The song featured Afdlin Shauki, Awie, Ning Baizura, Atilia, Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu, Jason Lo, KLG Sqwad, Altimet, Suki, Daniel Lee, Nikki Palikat and Melina William. Many celebs also appeared in the video.
Malay music video for Olimpik di Beijing, a remake of a Chinese song composed by Eddie Ng and sung by group of Hong Kong singers (second video).
The Malay version (lyrics by Ramlan Omar) features singers and celebrities from Malaysia (mostly), Singapore and Indonesia, including Michael Wong, Daniel Lee, David Arumugam, Ning Baizura, Gary Chaw, Dayang Nurfaizah, Maya Karin, Penny Tai, Faizal Tahir and Jaclyn Victor etc…
[Update] The original version (lyrics by Jolland Chan) features Alan Tam, Paula Tsui, Hacken Lee, Joey Yung, Denise Ho, Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Gigi Leung, Jackie Chan, Emil Chau, Andy Hui, Kelly Chen, Eason Chan and Kenny Bee etc…
Nope, it’s not the multimillion Saladin animation… it’s the Bola Kampung, aka the Football Kids, that made it onto Disney Channel instead.
Produced by Animasia Studio, the 26-episode Football Kids will be the first Malaysian animated series to crack the international broadcast network. It will begin airing in 16 countries on the Disney Channel in November 2007
Football Kids tells the story of a group of children with a passion for football and dreams of being on the winning team of their school and their district. Along the way, they also learn about teamwork, friendship and sportsmanship.
Malaysia is still taking baby steps in the animation industry. The Saladin project has received some criticism over its wasteful spending in the past, but it’s still a positive move for the country to tab into the huge global showbiz market.
The trailer looks kinda nice, hope that the full production will be as good.