9 ANIMATED SHORTIES: From Manual to Digital


Join the Father of Malaysian Animation, Hassan Muthalib takes us on a journey from the first created animation in Malaysia to current day styles. This programme of 9 Malaysian animation shorts from the manually-animated to that of the digital as well as stop-frame animation. This programme showcases the wide range of styles, techniques & stories of Malaysian animation filmmakers from the 1980s to the present day.

  1. Sang Kancil & Buaya (Hassan Abd Muthalib, 1987, 2D)
  2. Short Cut to Hell (Along. 1996, 2D)
  3. Singapura Dilanggar Todak (Alan Aziz. 2000, 2D)
  4. Grey Avenue (Eugene Foo. 2003, 2D)
  5. Flower of Guernica (Sokhooi Teng. 2008, 3D)
  6. Timun Mas (Gatya Pratiniyata. 2009, 2D)
  7. Bawang Putih Bawang Merah (Glue Studios. 2012, 3D)
  8. Ulek Mayang (Hajar Aznam. 2012, 2D)
  9. Alfie & the Prometheus (Mahathir Buang. 2014, Stop-frame)

About Hassan Muthalib
HASSAN MUTHALIB is a self-taught artist, designer, animator, film director, writer & sometimes, actor. He has been involved in the film industry for a half century, working on short animated films, commercials, public service ads, documentaries & Malaysia's first animation feature film. As a creative writer, he has written texts for universities & for Malaysia’s National Theatre.

As a part-time lecturer, Hassan has conducted training sessions and workshops on film & animation in Malaysia at top universities, colleges & animation studios, including being a syllabus moderator. He has also been invited to be a lecturer & trainer in Brunei, Singapore, Sudan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India & Norway. He is a recipient of many awards for his films, including a Jury Award in Jakarta for his first documentary. He is acknowledged as an Asian Animation Pioneer by NTU Singapore, Father of Malaysian Animation by the Malaysian Prime Minister & awarded an Honorary Masters by UiTM. He has been on numerous film festival juries internationally & has curated film & animation programmes for Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Hungary.

He is currently a film critic & film historian. His papers have been published in books & academic journals, among them: British Film Institute, Cornell University Press, MacMillan India, Southeast Asia Research, Journal of Asia-Pacific Communication and Cahiers du Cinema. He has presented original research into the traditional performing arts as the roots of Malaysian cinema at international conferences. He has written two books: Malaysian Cinema in a Bottle (2013) & From Mouse Deer to Mouse: 70 Years of Malaysian Animation (2016). Both books include film, animation & visual effects in early Singapore cinema.

Date: Saturday, 2 September 2017
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Screening Room @ The Arts House
Fee: $10
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Sat Sep 2, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM SGT
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