The Jakarta Post
Indonesian animated series Kiko premiered on Disney XD on Thursday.
Created by Jakarta-based media company MNC Animation, it follows the underwater adventures of a mutated goldfish named Kiko and his friends.
According to a statement, the series will air on Disney XD every Friday in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines.
"[Thanks to] the platform provided by Disney XD, MNC Animation can contribute at the international level,” MNC Animation CEO Liliana Tanoesoedibjo said in the statement. "[It serves as] proof that the animation market is thriving in this country. Hopefully, we can continue to develop our cooperation, especially with prominent brands in the media industry."
Since it was aired for the first time in 2016, Kiko has won various awards, including the Panasonic Gobel Award for Best Animation and Children Program Category in 2016 and 2019, Favorite Local Animation and Children at Indonesian Television Awards in 2017 and 2018 and the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2019.
The series has been shown in 52 countries since last year, including in the United Kingdom, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
MNC Animation is part of MNC Group, an Indonesian multinational conglomerate engaged in media, finance, property, natural resources and transportation. (gis/kes)
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