10 Things You Didn’t Know about Upin and Ipin

TVOvermind | 2/9/2018 | Wake
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Upin and Ipin seem almost like Lil and Phil from Rugrats, save for the fact that they are both male and are Malay twins who lost their parents when they were still infants. The boys live with their elder sister and grandmother in a village house in Kampung Durian Runtuh. The series started back in 2007 and has been going strong since, detailing the lives of the boys and their friends as they go through their normal days and learning how to get along in the world as best they can. As a series it seems like it might be very educational and even a bit inspirational. It’s kind of interesting to learn a little bit about pop culture from other countries.

Here are a few things you probably don’t know about the series.

Animation - Malaysia

10. It’s the first successful 3D animation in Malaysia.

Just because other countries are so far ahead doesn’t mean the standard is followed everywhere. This was a big accomplishment in Malaysia.

Series - Stories

9. It’s a series of animated short stories.

It does stand as a long, collected list of stories about the same people but very much like other cartoons the tales are shorter and the adventures are separate.

Kampung - Region - People

8. A kampung is a small region with 10,000 or less people.

So a kampung is about the size of a small US town it would seem like. Or perhaps one quarter of a city’s population, a small city.

Kampung - Twins

7. The Kampung that the twins live in is fictional.

Creating fictional locations is usually best in some cases just so you don’t end up offending someone if something is done wrong or misplaced.

Series

6. This series was...
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