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Interesting and Fun Facts about Kamn Ismail, a Malaysian voice actor and the pioneer director of the first animated TV series in Malaysia



Kamn Ismail 67th Birthday Google Doodle

Google animated Doodle celebrates the 67th birthday of Malaysian director, writer, animator, and voice actor Haji Kamarudin bin Ismail, also known as Kamn Ismail, on February 8, 2023. You should need to know the following interesting and fun facts about Kamn Ismail.

Here is a look at the life and work of Kamn Ismail.

Who was Kamn Ismail?

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Kamn Ismail (Haji Kamarudin bin Ismail)


  • Birth name: Haji Kamarudin bin Ismail
  • Birth date: February 8, 1956
  • Birth place: Pengkalan Balak , Malacca , Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
  • Died on: 8 December 2019 (age 63)
  • Death place: University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
  • Buried place: Bukit Tandang Islamic Cemetery, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Famous as: Director, writer, painter, animator, voice actor
  • Famous works: Usop Sontorian, Keluang Man

Interesting and Fun Facts about Kamn Ismail

  • Kamn Ismail was born in Pengkalan Balak, Melaka, on February 8, 1956, and spent his childhood in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Methodist Boys School Sentul served as his primary and secondary educational setting. He began working as a painter after finishing school.
  • Kamn Ismail worked for MacLean & Company, an English animation studio that was filming a movie in Malaysia at that time.
  • He worked as a scenic artist at the studio, where the 1975 film Paper Tiger, directed by Ken Annakin, was made.
  • After that, Kamn Ismail was employed by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) as a clerk until the company’s privatization in 1992.
  • Kamn Ismail began his career in animation with Dato’ Mohd Othman Yusof and Micheal Lum producing Usop Sontorian, the country’s first animated series, for which he was the director.
  • UAS Communications released the superhero animation series, Keluang Man.
  • After that, Kamn Ismail set up Quest Animation (m) Sdn, his own animation studio. Bhd, where Kamn Ismail serves as the company’s managing director.
  • Rumah Kartun dan Komik Malaysia and Animas presented him with the title of Malaysian Animation Character on April 1, 2018, at the National Museum’s cartoonist award night and cartoonist day.
  • On December 8, 2019, Kamn Ismail died at the University of Malaya Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Kamn Ismail is well-known for his work as the director of Kharisma Pictures’ animated series Usop Sontorian (1993–1997) and Keluang Man (1997–2001), which featured animated characters and stories.
  • Kamn Ismail is also famous for being the pioneer director of the first animated TV series in Malaysia.
  • To celebrate Kamn Ismail’s 67th birthday, Google featured an animated Google Doodle on its homepage on February 8, 2023.
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