The “Happy” song from the movie “Despicable Me 2” by Pharrell William was such a contagious upbeat song that I had to make my second music animation video! Inspired by its success creating a wave of “Happy” music videos from around the world, the song did what its title suggested: make people happy.
That’s why I participated by creating a “Let’s be Happy” music animation celebrating Pharrell’s “Happy” song. Since I did not see any representation from Indonesia, I put some Indonesian elements inside this animation such as the map of Indonesia, the Saman dance from Aceh and Balinese dance from the island of God, Bali.
I felt so happy when I created this music video animation. Hopefully you will feel the same when watching it.
Based on the LEGO line of construction toys, in 2014 the LEGO Movie was the first computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Warner Animation Group. The movie tells the story of an ordinary LEGO character, Emmet, who prophesied to save the world from the evil tyrannical Lord Business.
A LEGO fans myself this movie inspired me to create my third short animation movie. Since the first time I launched my book series, “The Tale of Didgit Cobbleheart,” LEGO has been a big part in my readers as well. One of my fans, Gregory Go, created a big set of the whole characters in my series! Amazing!
I am dreaming that one day, Didgit Cobbleheart characters can be parts of LEGO collections. YEEEEAAAAYY!
In the 2013 Disney’s movie “Frozen,” Elsa, princess of Arendelle, possesses cryokinetic powers, with which she is able to produce ice, frost, and snow at will. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” this 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios successfully depicted the dynamic relationship between two sisters, Elsa and Anna.
Now, if Disney was inspired by HC Andersen’s story, in turn, I was also inspired by “Frozen,” especially when I saw two of my best friends, Vimna and Jinga together. Well, they are not blood-sisters like Elsa and Anna, but they are the closest “sisters” that I know of. That’s why I’m making this “Frozen Yoghurt” short animation. It’s my second short animation project, and I had fun creating it.
I completed “Frozen Yoghurt” just before the 2014 Oscar’s Night. I was so thrilled to see that the first two of my animations were such hits. gravity won 7 awards, including best director, out of 10 categories it was nominated for.
“Frozen” two Academy Awards for best animated feature and best original song (“Let It Go”) as well the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Animated movie, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature) and two Critics’ Choice Awards for best animated feature and best original song.
I like “Frozen” a lot because it was a testament that a good story can be a good entertainment-education medium as well as a profitable venture. It was a commercial success with over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue. It ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film of 2013, and the third highest-grossing film in Japan.
I hope that one day I can produce quality and profitable products for children and parents around the world like “Frozen.” Good quality entertainment can help the world to be a better place for everyone.