With their locally produced animated feature film “Ribbit” in 3D, The KRU Group is launching their own animation arm Kartun Studios in Cyberjaya, Selangor.

The group, which has already garnered international attention from their big budget film “Vikingdom”, and many huge local music acts, is also hoping that its very own animation studio will lead them in the same lucrative direction.

The studio will specialise in creating and co-producing original features in 3D and 2D formats, following their pre-success with “Ribbit” after it has already been sold to more than 80 countries.

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The KRU Group CEO and executive president Norman Abdul Halim believes locally-produced animated content has the chance to excel on the global stage.

“Ribbit” tells the tale of a frog and his journey to self-discovery in the Amazon rainforest. “Ribbit”, featuring the voices of Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Russell Peters, also had its first world premiere at The Niagara Integrated Film Festival in Canada last Saturday, where it has already won itself the Best Family Film award.

Kartun Studios has apparently also planned to make a wide number of series and films, including an anticipated cartoon based on their older project “Cicak Man” called “Gecko Man”.