Malaysia has added many titles to our roster of locally-made animated films, so much so that some of them have even gone on to stream internationally.
However, while we hear of animated films from the Peninsula, we don’t celebrate enough of the gems created in East Malaysia.
Most notably, the Kadazan short animated film, Legend of Ancient Borneo is worth all the praise and admiration it has garnered since its release.
Thrilling, action-packed, vibrant and even tearjerking, Legend of Ancient Borneo is a tale of bravery, sacrifice and humility.
It follows four protagonists who have inherited what seems like superpowers after their village was blessed by the Sacred Dragon Skull, an ancient relic that was passed down for generations.
The dark clouds that once engulfed the village had cleared to reveal cotton candy-coloured skies, lush greenery and thriving farm life.
When everything seemed to be going well, a gang of reptiles attacked the village…