Hi folks, we’ve just received notification that Witz has been nominated for Best Preschool Education Programme in the Asian Television Awards 2011!
The Asian Television Awards is Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognizing excellence in programming, production and performance. Determined by an expert panel of over 50 judges from across the region, the results are tabulated and audited by international auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, with the winners only announced during the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in December.
Frankie and the team at Mascots and Puppets Specialists collaborated with esteemed production house Oak3 Films for this series which was screened on MediaCorp TV’s OKTO Channel. We created and performed with the numerous mascots and puppets featured in the show.
The results will be unveiled at the Asian Television Awards 2011 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 8 December 2011 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, so keep your fingers crossed!
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UPDATE (22 DEC 2011): The award for Best Preschool Education Programme went to Win Sing Company’s Doby & Disy, which was broadcast on Hunan Broadcasting System, Aniworld TV, China. Nonetheless, we are honored that Witz got nominated! Congratulations to Doby & Disy!
In collaboration with Blue River Pictures, we produced the puppet characters for the TV series “Karka Tamil , Let’s Learn Tamil”. This is a children’s programme that is more than alphabets and words. A puppet show that will entertain and teach the nuances of Tamil language through skits, songs and animation. It will also help every child develop cognitive, social, and emotional skills that are essential for school readiness and social interaction.
The show encompasses colourful sets, cool music, unique sound effects, engaging Puppets’ design and quality animation. It will also be engaging and fun for parents to watch along too.
Frankie & team performed at YMCA’s annual children’s Day Party on 6 Oct 2011.
A puppet/magic interactive performance delighted the hearts of 220 children with ages ranging from 18 months to 6 years, with some of them coming from lower-income/at-risk families.
The children also had a special treat when our mascot welcomed them and spent time mingling amongst them.
Frankie and Michael (our production manager) were recently featured in the news as the creators of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games mascots: Lyo and Merly. Although much of our production process was kept under wraps due to the nature of the project, the mascots were recently unveiled at a press conference at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games headquarters.
Amanda Zhang from youth-oriented WhyOhGee (pronounced Y-O-G) website interviewed Frankie and wrote a great article about the creation of the mascots. I’ve reproduced it here for your convenience, or you can also CLICK HERE to read the article on its actual website.
The creators of Lyo & Merly
By Amanda Zhang
23 November 2009
It’s official, the mascots of the first Youth Olympic Games are here to take over the world.
Lyo the lion cub, and Merly the merlion cub, with their big, innocent eyes, funky hairdos and oh-so-huggable bodies are definite crowd pleasers. Continue reading Singapore 2010: First Youth Olympic Games Mascots – Lyo & Merly
Watch Frankie’s interview with hosts Dominique Loh and Suzanne Jung of Primetime Morning on 13 May 2009. This interview was broadcast all over Asia on Channel NewsAsia, as well as Singapore’s Channel 5!
FII, the mascot of the Starfari Family Show, Baby Starfari, and a modified version of Audrey II appears in the studio. Suzanne couldn’t resist playing with Baby halfway through the interview!
The Starfari Family Show has been doing well, we’ve performed for more than 27 schools and 9000 students so far! Channel NewsAsia and Suria Channel recently featured the show in their evening news on 16 April 2009. Click on the video player above to take a look!
Mascots and Puppets Specialists was recently commissioned by the Singapore Sports Council to produce the mascot for the first Asian Youth Games to be held in Singapore from June to July 2009. Now named ‘Frasia’ (meaning friends of Asia), the mascot was featured on the front page of Singapore’s main broadsheet, the Straits Times. Frankie’s excited and honoured that his creations are representing the Games!