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Animation: Upin And Ipin
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Upin & Ipin (known as Upin dan Ipin in their own language) is a Malaysian All-CGI Cartoon. A television series of animated shorts produced by Les' Copaque Production. It follows the life and adventures of the titular twin protagonists, Upin & Ipin. Along with their friends, they learn lessons and the importance of values though it's actually a little more than that if you are familiar with Malaysian customs and culture, the latter which has been almost the main theme that makes the show itself, quite familiar in their home country but a distinct feel to foreigners who are unaware with the traditions thereof.

Starting production in 2007, it has since been continuously renewed and has reached six seasons (as of 2012). Besides being acclaimed in its own country, it has also been acclaimed in other parts of Southeast Asia (notably, Indonesia: a country that shares linguistic and cultural similarities, which the cartoon later features a character from there).

The following tropes include:

  • Always Identical Twins
  • Big Eater: Ehsan.
  • Big Sister Bully: Kak Ros but only if needed. Should her brothers do something wrong, she won't think twice by disciplining them with her own hands. Toned down in later seasons but still comes off as the big sister her brothers like to play around with and often reacts angrily towards them.
    • Big Sister Instinct: She's a great sister who, despite the above trope, cares for their well-being and she makes sure to lead them to the right thing that needs to be done.
  • Camp Gay: Salleh/Sally.
  • Catch Phrase: Ipin's classic "betul, betul, betul". The English dubbed it as "Yes, yes, yes".
    • In the early season's dubbings however, he said "true, true, true".
  • Cool Old Guy: The village chief, Tok Dalang. He had done a lot of awesome things in his early years, much to the village children's astonishment.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Fizi used to jokingly call his cousin, Ehsan, "Intan Payung". In English, it's "sweetie pie". No evidence how it got that way since that's not the literal meaning of the Malay original.
    • They both mean 'spoiled brat'.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In a later episode, there was a mention of the circumcision. It comes off without controversy in places familiar with this practice and the fact that it's essential for growing boys but might startle some foreign audiences. The origin of its mention is due to Mail having one and almost tells how it works. Miss Jasmin came in just the right time to prevent him from telling so...
  • Honest John/Young Entrepreneur: Mail. Almost half the things that run in his mind are money and the instinct to sell something.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: Subverted because the kids she teaches ARE actual kindergarteners. But she's still a bit too nice and smiles as much as she can to her pupils.
  • The Movie/Prequel: Geng: The Adventure Begins. Yes, the movie premiered at 2009 but it was planned in late 2005. Upin & Ipin were deuteroganists here, rather than starring in the film.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Whenever the kids play.
  • Parental Abandonment:
    • Missing Mom: It is revealed in the Mother's Day episode that Upin, Ipin and Kak Ros' mother had died. The twins seem to be fully-aware of this and they took it quite easily and they remembered her grave.
    • Disappeared Dad: As of now, there hasn't been a mention about their father.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Jarjit is a poetry savvy and he would try to make his every statement rhyme as possible. Possibly reflecting his interest in pantun and poems. Becomes painful rhymes in the English dubbings.
  • Scary Librarian: Sally runs the mobile library. In his first appearance, not so much. In his second appearance as a librarian however, he got angry at Jarjit for forgetting the book he borrowed.
    *as his hands appear from the kid's back almost out of nowhere* (creepily) If you don't [return the book], you'll pay the fine.
  • Scenery Porn
  • Slice of Life
  • Spoiled Brat: Ehsan.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Mei Mei. In school, she is shown to be a very smart and very helpful girl, though some of her male classmates find her insufferable, accusing her of being a class kiss-up (intentional or not, there's a bit of justifying evidence). But she's still very nice to everybody. Her only not-so-worst enemy might be Mail.She also lives in a slightly nicer place than Upin and Ipin's.
  • Theme Twin Naming
  • Think Twins: They might as well be the representation of the "two heads are better than one" saying. They are inseparable and they usually rely on each other and most of their ideas are created together.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ipin loves fried chicken so much.
  • Trickster Twins: No need to guess who. Usually, they are harmless tricks and the twins are good at heart.

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alternative title(s): Upin And Ipin
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