Fox Family Channel will air an award-winning episode of KAMPUNG BOY Friday, September 28, 2001 (7:00 AM ET/PT). This will be the U.S. debut of the series, which garnered the Best Animated Television Series award at the 1999 Annecy International Film Festival. From a traditional village tucked away in the lush jungle of Malaysia, KAMPUNG BOY tells about the adventures of Mat, a nine year old boy, his family and his friends as they struggle to maintain traditional family values in an ever-changing technology-obsessed world. The show explores themes such as loyalty, family and ecology and is based upon the comic strip created by Mohamed Nor Khalid, known professionally as Lat whose cartoons and comic books have been wildly popular in South East Asia and throughout the world for over 20 years. KAMPUNG BOY is an international co-production partnership between Measat Broadcast Network Systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pasi (philippine animation studio, inc.) in Manila, the Philippines, and Matinee Entertainment in Los Angeles.
See a clip of KAMPUNG BOY in Mark Langers review of the Singapore Animation Fiesta `98.