Voice actress Ida Rahayu Yusoff didn’t plan on being part of animation sequence Ejen Ali initially.
“I used to be in command of compiling and scheduling the auditioners truly. However after the audition course of, the administrators nonetheless couldn’t discover the proper voice, ” she tells StarLifestyle.
Ida – who by the way has expertise as a voice actress, beforehand voicing a supporting character on Upin & Ipin – discovered herself going from coordinating the auditions to being approached with the chance to voice the lead character on Ejen Ali.
Native animation studio Wau Animation ultimately gave the job to Ida.
Ejen Ali – an animation sequence which chronicles the adventures of a 12-year-old schoolboy turned spy – went on air in 2016 and has since churned out two seasons.
This 12 months, the sequence is being tailored to the massive display, and is anticipated to hit cinemas on the finish of the month.
Ida says there’s undoubtedly an added strain, now that the venture goes from TV to movie: “The dimensions is so much larger now and the storyline is extra critical. However I simply give it my all.”
In Ejen Ali: The Film, the titular character fears he’s rapidly turning into irrelevant when his secret company, Meta Advance Tactical Company (Mata), implements a know-how improve. On prime of that, Ali units out on a really private quest when he receives info on his mother and father’ whereabouts.
“Going from TV to movie, we undoubtedly need to see a rise in high quality. We wish the graphics to be extra detailed. So we now have over 90 folks working in our animation staff, ” says director Usamah Zaid Yasin, who additionally created the TV sequence.
Certainly, expectations are excessive for animation movies lately.
This 12 months has seen an increase within the animated options, with two native releases BoBoiBoy Film 2 raking in near RM30mil and Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal incomes RM26mil.
The previous is now Malaysia’s highest-earning animated movie of all time whereas the latter is considered one of 32 movies within the working for the Greatest Animated Movie trophy at subsequent 12 months’s Oscar.
Usamah believes Ejen Ali – made with a finances of RM6.5mil – has its personal distinctive attributes and is assured the movie will maintain its personal.
“Ejen Ali’s power lies in the truth that its storyline not solely appeals to children, however by the assorted conflicts our characters face, it captivates adults too, ” he says throughout a press occasion selling the movie.
“Even teenagers, which have been mentioned to be fairly a tough demographic to succeed in, observe our present.”
Ejen Ali: The Film opens at GSC cinemas nationwide on Nov 28.
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