8 Feb – Google Doodle today features the late cartoonist Kamarudin Ismail, aka Kamn Ismail, on its search engine page.
The late cartoonist, who was also known as the father of Malaysian animation, directed the early '90s animated series, "Usop Sontorian", as well as created the beloved animated series, "Keluang Man", which merge 2D animation with 3D background.
"This special project is to honour individuals who have contributed a lot in the history of Malaysian animation. The Google Doodle displayed on the Google search engine will be seen by millions of Malaysians," said Judy Wong, Product Marketing Manager of Google.
"In Malaysia, we often see Google Doodle commemorating people who left a great legacy. For example, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, Puan Sri Saloma, Datuk Sudirman Arshad, Mokhtar Dahari and many others. Because of that, Google Doodle is very special. Today, in celebration of the late Kamn's 67 of age, we launched Google Doodle to commemorate his contribution to society."
Meanwhile, Kamn's son-in-law Muhamad Firdaus Omar, who is also the CEO of Quest Animation, stated that he and his family are grateful for the recognition made by Google for the services and efforts made by his father-in-law.
"As a family member, I am very moved because this is a great appreciation for Kamn, who contributed a lot in the animation industry in Malaysia. With this effort by Google, it gave us the motivation to continue the legacy," he added.