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Hogie The Globehopper Becomes The First Malaysian Animated Series To Be Shown On Netflix

Going global.

Cover image via Hogie The Globehopper

Hogie The Globehopper is truly living up to its name

This Malaysian-made animation series is the first homegrown production to be featured on Netflix to be shown around the world, reported The Star Online.

Netflix has decided to stream the complete 52-episode show starting late this year. Each episode is 11 minutes each. It will be shown in Malaysia, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and South-East Asia.

What's Hogie The Globehopper about?

It revolves around Hogie, a curious Tree Frog and his friends Bernie the Dragonfly and Lorna the Duck. Together, the trio rescues a hot air balloon named Floaty that has crashed into their swamp before setting out on an adventure.

Hogie and his friends' globe-hopping adventures are designed to teach children about cultures around the world, other languages, the unique features of various communities and the importance of embracing them as the global neighbours that they are.

The series was was created by Lil Critter Workshop

Featuring both local and foreign voice talents, Hogie The Globehopper has won the Best Planning Award at the Seoul Promotional Plan 2015 Project Competition – Asia’s largest international animation market event in South Korea.

Speaking to The Star Online about the series, Lil Critter Workshop Executive Director Walid Omar said, "Hogie meets children from different corners of the world and learns about their lives. It highlights the fact that although they come from different backgrounds, children are all the same."

Watch the trailer for the series here:

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