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Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry.

Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

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Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry.

Vacationing world-class animators once roamed all across the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, but their numbers were decimated the last few years as the global economic meltdown forced travelers to venture closer to home on their holiday breaks. Prized in China for their ability to create episodic animated children’s programming on time and on budget, without storyboards or any understandable plot, these vacationing animators from the West, captured and put to work in studios, were once plentiful across the region.

Now, there are fewer than 20 animators like Seamus in all of Malaysia, until recently working in a handful of studios on a few non-descript animated children’s series broadcast in Australia or English speaking Asia.  They have been classified as critically endangered, according to the Association for the Conservation of Highly Skilled Western Animators, a group funded in part by the UN and ASIFA International...

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