Upin and Ipin are made by the students of ITB Bandung Indonesia

Who does not know Malaysia-based animated series 'Upin & Ipin'? The story is simple, educate and uphold the ethics of good manners, be one's favorite spectacle of children, even adults in Indonesia. But do you know if the story of two little bald it was produced by someone who once studied at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)?

His name Burhanudin Radzi man who is now 50 years old over the ever studied Petroleum Engineering at ITB majoring circa 1980's. But he only college for 1.5 years until finally deciding to move for personal reasons.

Burhan, as he is commonly called, have Les' Copaque, a company engaged in the field of animation, creative and film. Together with his wife Aenon BTE Ariff and a number of his staff, they created the story and characters to seial 'Upin & Ipin' about four years ago.

"Because we all love kids, care about the kids," explained Aenon when interviewed at Kafe Pisa Menteng, Central Jakarta

Aenon not just co-authored the story, the mother of four children and one grandchild grandmother was also the voice in 'Upin & Ipin'. As?

"As Opa, his grandmother Upin & Ipin," he added smiling.

Opa character known as the figure of the grandmother is polite, affectionate and attentive. Incidentally Aenon properties similar to Opa. He confessed, often caring for grandchildren and was active in social activities for the kids.

The success of 'Upin & Ipin' began when following the Cannes Film Festival in France four years ago. Burhan and Aenon send screen shot 'Upin & Ipin' to the prestigious event.

Seeing 'Upin & Ipin' exist in the Cannes Festival, a number of Malaysian television was interested in buying the rights siarnya. "The buying ultimately TV 9 Malaysia," said Aenon.

The success of the series spread to other business sectors. Now 'Upin & Ipin' fro, not only on television. A number of cafes using 'Upin & Ipin' was founded about a year ago.

"We have cafes in the area of Shah Alam is also in Putra Heights,"

Cafes that sell food with a unique menu such as 'Nasi Goreng Opa' or 'Chicken Fried Upin'

And received extraordinary praise from the Malaysian public, "Upin & Ipin '-exported. Noted Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI), a television station that broadcast 'Upin & Ipin' in the homeland.

The success of 'Upin & Ipin' not only in the two allied countries, a number of international companies also begin to look, like the Disney Channel.

"They came to us around mid-2010. Then we agree," he added.

But not all the enthusiasts' Upin & Ipin 'lucky to buy the rights siarnya from Les' Copaque. A number of Middle Eastern origin television ever made a bid.

"They are rich-rich, but offer it really cheap. We do not want," said Aenon.

Indonesia Aenon recognized as a special place for him also the husband. They even plan to make the story 'Upin & Ipin' by including the distinctive character of Indonesia, 'Unyil'.

What kind of future. Aenon who sat as Creative Content Director at Les' Copaque still keep it a secret. Aenon only hope that if you later 'Upin & Ipin' Unyil playing together in one screen, it did not want to hijack accused of characters 'Unyil'.

"We do not wish to be called stealing, so his story will also have to be careful," he said.

'Upin & Ipin' produced as many as 42 episodes each year. Serial was only played in Malaysia every school holiday, unlike in Indonesia. "At us only when the children leave school, for three months," said 52-year-old woman.

After winning performance in Malaysia and Indonesia and went to Disney Channel, Les' Copaque together a number of consortia would make Dream Park Upin & Ipin (overwriting). Not only was the movie 'Lakshmana Upin Ipin' planned to run in 2012.

Now there are about nine people who became the voice of the core characters 'Upin & Ipin', including Aenon. Upin and Ipin to the character, his voice filled with one person, a nine-year-old girl. "Her name is Princess Asyila," said Aenon. Indonesia Today

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