Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures sign record 10 feature-film MOU with SMG's Wingsmedia

October 15, 2017

Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures announced the cooperation at its signing ceremony this afternoon at MIPCOM 2017. Valued at an estimated USD$250 million, this will be the biggest animation film cooperation in Asia, and the first ever China-Singapore-Thailand animation co-production.

SMG WingsMedia and Tiny Island Productions announcing new collaboration at the 23rd Shanghai TV Festival

June 21, 2017

Last year, WingsMedia's original Science-fiction themed reality-TV show, Starship MZ: 2049 (S1), proved to be a successful hit with audiences nationwide. Starship MZ leverages on the popularity of the show and the national demand for science fiction content, as well as meet WingsMadia's goal to “Globalize and Export Chinese Culture”. When Starship MZ launches this year, Tiny Island Productions will be on board to create content based off its hit Sci-fi kids animated series Dream Defenders, that will lead to new TV series, feature film, comics and more, adaptated for the China market. (Click on READ MORE - ENGLISH / 中文)

Dream Defenders Continues its Global Expansion Strategy

April 16, 2017

Tiny Island Production announced that its award-winning TV Series Dream Defenders has been released on Amazon Prime Video.

This marks Dream Defender's continued entry into the US market. It originally debuted on 3Net (a joint venture between Discovery Communications, Sony, and IMAX Corporation) and was later picked up by Hulu and Discovery Family. Last year, it was picked up by multi-platform kids entertainment network Kabillion. Internationally, the series has been sold to 80 countries worldwide, including major broadcasters like Planeta Junior and SUPER RTL in Europe, and Dreamworks TV Asia which covers 19 countries across Asia.

David Kwok - (CEO of Tiny Island Productions) on BBC Asia Business Report

August 09, 2016

Singapore: 10th August 2016 - Perspective of Asia Animation Growth and some insights of Tiny Island's Dream Defenders Progress and Development

Another major milestone for Dream Defender. It is now on Dreamworks TV Asia

September 03, 2015

We are officially on Dreamworks TV Asia. Across 19 countries in Asia in additional to the existing 60 countries we have reached so far. The very first Singapore made IP on the channel.

‘Dream Defenders’ Brings International Exposure to Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions

July 01, 2015

Kwok’s dream has since come true, more so now that Discover Family Channel announced it is adding Tiny Islands’ animated dimensional adventure Dream Defenders to its lineup, which is spearheaded by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Transformers Rescuebots.

In this 70-minute talk, Kwok explains how he started a studio from scratch and eventually scaled up to 120 employees and original content production.



Discovery Family Acquires Dream Defenders from Tiny Island Productions

June 28, 2015

Discovery Family has acquired the US rights to the 26-episode series, DREAM DEFENDERS, from Tiny Island Productions.

“Discovery Family is committed to building the very best destination for family television,” said Tom Cosgrove, general manager, Discovery Family Channel. “We are excited to bring this high quality CGI series from Tiny Island to the network’s robust daytime lineup.”

Dream Defenders will be showing on SUPER RTL this August

July 31, 2014

GERMANY, 1st August 2014 - This August, prepare to get ready to fight your nightmares and explore fantastic dream worlds, as SuperRTL, Germany's leading children's channel, brings the award winning Dream Defenders animated series to TV screens across Germany. Renamed in Germany as Die Wächter der Träume, the show tells the story of Zane and Zoey, 2 ordinary kids who discover a mysterious supercomputer that lets them physically travel into dreams, and their adventures as they protect our world from Icela, evil Queen of Nightmares.

Shellhut Entertainment and Tiny Island Productions bring Dream Defenders to Thailand Channel 3 Family

July 01, 2014

BANGKOK, 2nd July 2014 - This July, Thai audiences are in for an animation treat, as the award winning Dream Defenders animated series will finally debut on Channel 3 Family, one of Thailand's largest television network.

Tiny Island Productions puts Singapore Animation Dreams on the world map

February 19, 2014

SINGAPORE, 20th FEB 2014 - Created and produced by Singapore's Tiny Island Productions, Dream Defenders is the first 3D stereoscopic animated series produced in Singapore and has garnered the Asia Image Apollo Awards 2013 for Best 3D Animation. The series is distributed by Dreamworks Classic and has been sold worldwide including the US, Europe (Central and Eastern Europe), Middle East, North Africa and Asia in both traditional and stereoscopic format.

Electric Circus and Tiny Island Co-Produce G-Fighter

July 25, 2013

SOUTH KOREA, 26th July 2013 - At the South Korean international animation market Seoul Promotion Plan (SPP) being held this week, South Korean animation production house Electric Circus has signed a co production deal with Singapore animation studio - Tiny Island Productions to produce the CGI action-adventure series G-Fighter (26 x 22 minutes). The animated TV series is supported by SBA, KOCCA, EBS, SK Broadband and CJ E&M.

Dream Defenders wins Best 3d Animation at the Asia Image Apollo Awards 2013 Presentation.

June 17, 2013

SINGAPORE - 18th June 2013 - Dream Defenders has won Best 3d Animation at the Asia Image Apollo Awards 2013 Presentation. Taking place on 18th June at the Marina Bay Sands held alongside BroadcastAsia. Out of 239 submissions received, 30 entries made the final cut after careful review by a panel of judges known for their extensive technical knowledge, critically acclaimed creativity, and years of experience in the media and entertainment industry.


June 19, 2013

SINGAPORE - Mr David Kwok is surrounded by the future. He juggles an Android tablet with a three-dimensional screen and a pair of 3D goggles from Sony, showing off products that are not even for sale yet. What ties them together is the content that Mr Kwok’s animation company, Tiny Island Productions, is producing for them. In just over six years, Tiny Island has grown from a small player to one of the leading lights in the 3D animation industry. Its shows have been broadcast on major television networks in the United States and won it international acclaim.

Singapore's Dream Defenders CG Series Premieres on Hulu, Interview with Founder David Kwok

May 29, 2013

Dream Defenders, a 3D animated series made by Singaporean studio Tiny Island, is going to premiere on Hulu and Hulu Plus this summer. The 26-half hour series originally aired in the US on 3net, the 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX. Dream Defenders tells the story of twins Zane and Zoey, who defend the real world from nightmare monsters from the Dreamworlds. HardwareZone sat down with David Kwok, founder and CEO of Tiny Island Productions, to talk about how the series came to be, and the challenges behind making a successful animated series

Launch Into The Dreamworlds With The Dream Defenders Premieres on Hulu this summer!

May 26, 2013

Singapore, May 27th, 2013 - Dream Defenders tells the incredible story of Zane and Zoey serving as the last line of defense between the real world and the Dreamworlds. Controlled by evil Icela, the nightmare monsters come to life and are threatening to break through to the real world! The 26 episode series is available on the free, ad-supported Huluand Hulu Plus subscription service.

David Kwok's Tiny animated ambitions on BBC News (BUSINESS)

April 09, 2013

Singapore: 10th April 2013 - Our special series on entrepreneurs continues with a look at the 3D animation studio, Tiny Island Productions, set up by Singaporean David Kwok. After working as an engineer for many years, he abandoned his government job, starting at the bottom to carve out a new career in cartoons and animation.

Nanoveu enters into an MOU with Tiny Island Productions to collaborate on the development of 3D content for its Eyefly3D™ branded series of filters for smartphones and tablets.

April 01, 2013

Singapore, April 2nd 2013 - Nanoveu Pte Ltd announced today that it has entered into an MOU with Tiny Island Productions Pte Ltd to collaborate on bringing more glasses-free 3D content to mobile phones and tablets through Nanoveu’s new patent pending Nano based thin film protector, EyeFly3D.

'Ben 10' Sweeps Competition in Asia

December 09, 2012

Singapore - At two prestigious award ceremonies in Singapore on December 6, Ben 10 once again proved why it is Asia’s favourite kids’ franchise. Ben 10 – Destroy All Aliens, Cartoon Network’s first-ever CG animated movie featuring the alien-morphing hero, picked up the inaugural award for Best 3D Animated Programme at the Asian Television Awards. Meanwhile, at the PromaxBDA Asia Awards, the film won Gold in the Best Movie Campaign category.

Dream Defenders comes in 2nd Place in the Open Category of 14th TBS DigiCon6 Awards

October 23, 2012

David Kwok of Tiny Island Productions receiving the 2nd Prize from GM of Lucasfilm Singapore / Chairman of DigiCon6 Singapore Organising Committee, Mr Xavier Nicolas.

In Good Company: Tiny Island Productions creates Singapore's first Stereoscopic 3d Animated Series for the US, and worlds' TV screens

October 11, 2012

“Dream Defenders Adventure”, Singapore’s first 3D Stereoscopic animated series has landed in North America. Created by Tiny Island Productions, a Singapore indie animation company, the show has become a top children show telecast on 3net, a US-based 3D TV channel which is a joint venture between Discovery, IMAX and SONY.

Dream Defenders is now part of the Dreamworks Classic TV Catalogue (MIPCOM 2012)

October 10, 2012

Dream Defenders is now part of the Dreamworks Classic TV Catalogue
(MIPCOM 2012) - 11th October 2012

The New Dream Defenders Music Video - A Dream Waiting for You.

October 02, 2012

With the creation of this new music video, it marks a new chapter between our music and animation industry. This is a special collaboration between Touch Music Publishing Pte Ltd and Tiny Island Productions. And more plans are on its way. Stay tuned.

S'pore animation studio produces new Ben 10 movie

September 24, 2011

SINGAPORE - Hit American cartoon Ben 10 has landed on our shores, through one home-grown animation studio Tiny Island. It's producing a new television movie slated to premiere next year on Cartoon Network. Tiny Island is producing both the regular and 3D versions of the movie Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens. But it's Dream Defenders, Tiny Island's debut cartoon that caught the world's attention and helped clinch the deal with Cartoon Network.


Tiny Island’s Dream Defenders to air on 3net on 25th September, 2011

September 12, 2011

3net has acquired 3D version broadcast rights, licensing and merchandising rights to Tiny Island’s Dream Defenders for the US territory. Dream Defenders’ will debut as part of a primetime special on Sunday September 25 that will lead up to the launch of the weekend programming block of 3net, named Three Dee Kids, on October 1.

All New Dream Defenders Opening Title

September 09, 2011

All New Dream Defenders Opening Title

DREAM DEFENDERS in a US prime-time special presentation Sunday, September 25

September 24, 2011

(Culver City, Calif.) - 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, will expand its dynamic lineup of compelling, native 3D television content with the debut of the world’s first dedicated kids 3D programming block, it was announced today by Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO, 3net.  The network’s foray into children’s television will be bolstered by more than 30 hours of exclusive, native family-friendly 3D content at launch, and 3net will celebrate this groundbreaking initiative with the world premiere of the all-new animated 3D series BOLTS & BLIP and DREAM DEFENDERS in a prime-time special presentation Sunday, September 25 (8PM ET/PT).

Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions to Work On Cartoon Network Asia’s First CG-Animated Television Movie: BEN 10: Destroy All Aliens

August 22, 2011

Singapore, (23rd August, 2011) - Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic 3D CG animation production company, today announced that they are working with renowned American director Victor Cook and Silas Hickey, Creative Director for Animation, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., on the production of both non-stereoscopic and stereoscopic-3D versions of Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens, a 66 minute television movie written by Marty Isenberg, slated for premiere in 2012 on Cartoon Network globally.

Tiny Island's stereoscopic-3D CG Animated series 'Dream Defenders' to make American debut on 3net

April 26, 2011

Singapore, (April 27, 2011) - Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company and 3net, the 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and Imax announced today a deal which grants 3net 3D broadcast, home video, publishing and merchandising rights in the United States.

Tiny Island’s David Kwok talks about Singapore’s 1st 3D stereoscopic series, ‘Dream Defenders

March 08, 2011

Tiny Island Productions and Classic Media, has recently announced the launch of Singapore's first Stereoscopic TV show “Dream Defenders” a new CG-animated action-comedy series for 6-9 year olds. Tiny Island will distribute the series in North America and Asia whilst Classic Media will manage distribution across all media including consumer products in all other territories Worldwide. Excited about the release of the show in 2012, David Kwok, Tiny Island shares his experience of working on ‘Dream Defenders’ with AnimationXpress Asia Pacific’s Amrita Valecha.

3D animation puts S'pore on world map

December 25, 2010

SINGAPORE - A small production company from Singapore is making ripples around the world with its animation project "Dream Defenders". The show, which is targeted at six to nine year olds, is also Singapore's first animation series in stereoscopic 3D. In "Dream Defenders", the heroes Zoey and Zane move between dreams and reality, fighting off, literally, your worst nightmares. It features cool gadgets, scary villains, and above all, a lesson in conquering your fears.

Animation Industry Finds a Home in Singapore

November 13, 2010

SINGAPORE - “Made in Singapore” is becoming a more common tagline for computer-generated animation. While this industry in Singapore is less than 10 years old and still very much in its infancy, it has turned an important corner in the past couple years, executives and analysts say. Christopher Chia, who until two weeks ago was chief executive of the Media Development Authority in Singapore, said he saw local production moving up the value chain.

Come preview Singapore’s first Stereoscopic 3D animation show, ‘Dream Defenders’ at Asia Television Forum 2010

December 05, 2010

Singapore, 6 December 2010 - Gear up for a 3D experience when you visit the Singapore Pavilion at this year’s Asia Television Forum (ATF), the region’s leading international market for buying, selling, financing, distribution and co-production of television content. Organised by Reed Exhibitions and hosted by the Media Development Authority (MDA), the annual ATF takes place from 8 to 10 December 2010 at Suntec City Convention Centre. It is now into its 11th year.

Tiny Island launches Singapore's first stereoscopic-3D CG Animated series 'Dream Defenders' at MIPCOM 2010

September 29, 2010

London, (September 30, 2010) - Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company and Classic Media, the global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s top family entertainment brands, today announced the launch of “Dream Defenders” a new CG-animated action-comedy series for 6-9 year olds at this year's MIPCOM market. Tiny Island will distribute the series in North America and Asia whilst Classic Media will manage distribution across all media including consumer products in all other territories Worldwide.

Shellhut Entertainment and Tiny Island Productions Announce Co-production on 3-D Stereoscopic CG Animated Film

April 11, 2010

April 12, 2010 - Thai-based entertainment producing company Shellhut Entertainment Co., Ltd and Singapore-based animated film and television production company Tiny Island Productions (Pte.Ltd.) today announce their plans to co-produce a 3-D stereoscopic CG animated film, targeted for release in 2012.

Glasses-Free 3d TV on display at MIPTV

July 18, 2010

July 19, 2010 - Thai-based entertainment producing company Shellhut Entertainment Co., Ltd and Singapore-based animated film and television production company Tiny Island Productions (Pte.Ltd.) today announce their plans to co-produce a 3-D stereoscopic CG animated film, targeted for release in 2012.

3-D Auto-Stereoscopic And Computer Animated Content By Tiny Island Productions And CG Protege Pte. Ltd. On Display At The PIXAR: 20 Years Of Animation Exhibition

March 31, 2010

April 1, 2010 - Exciting new 3-D auto-stereoscopic content featuring a patented glasses-free 3-D technology will be on display as part of the world-renowned 'Pixar: 20 Years of Animation' exhibition held from 2 April 2010 to 27 June 2010 at the Singapore Science Centre. The 3-D autostereoscopic content, created by Singapore-based computer animation production studio Tiny Island Productions in partnership with Alioscopy Singapore, a provider of glasses-free 3-D solutions, features digitally-projected images floating out of the screen that are highly visually captive.

'Shelldon' Intl deliveries slated for July, Tiny Island gets aggressive with zzzForce

June 21, 2009

BANGKOK & SINGAPORE: CGI series Shelldon (26 x 22 mins - TG 4-8) is in the final stages of completion and is set to be delivered to International Networks all over by end of July '09. The information was shared with AnimationXpress Asia Pacific by its producers Shellhut Entertainment (Thailand) and Tiny Island Productions (Singapore).

Dream Team Zzz-Force At MIPCOM 2008

October 05, 2008

An action-comedic high-end CGI animated series, Zzz-Force, that features a pair of sister and brother twins who have the unique ability to visit the dreams of others, is set for official debut at MIPCOM 2008. 

Meeting Animation Industry Leaders from around the world

May 28, 2008

A visit to Tiny Island Productions. List of Delegates includes:

William Baumann (President & COO - Porchlight Entertainment USA)
Daniel Scharf (Senior VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Associate General Counsel - Jim Henson Company USA)
Kevin Gillis (Executive Producer - Breakthrough Entertainment Canada)
Steven Denure (Executive Producer - Decode Entertainment Canada)
Ulrik Fremont (Marathon Media France)

UK distributor Entertainment Rights takes Thai toon to town

March 30, 2008

UK distributor Entertainment Rights has picked up TV, home entertainment, L&M, music and digital rights to a new toon from Thailand's Shellhut Entertainment. Shelldon (left, 26x30') will be launched at MipTV. Entertainment Rights has worldwide rights outside Thailand, with shared representation in Japan and Korea. Aimed at four- to eight-year-olds, the show is being produced by Shellhut and Singapore-based Tiny Island Productions, headed by Asian toon veteran David Kwok.

From Drawing Board To Market

October 07, 2007

MIPCOM 2007 Cannes, 8th October 2007 - Tiny Island Productions has completed early production on a television series based on original concepts and characters created by Shellhut Entertainment, a Thailand-based affiliate of the merchandising company Shellhut Co., Ltd. This announcement follows the pre-sales market release of a film teaser and 3 episodes of the series for distribution at MIPCOM 2007. Shelldon follows the creative vision of Shellhut Entertainment's executive producer and director Jirayuth Chusanachoti and production advisors from Thailand, UK, and the US, working with the preproduction and CG production team at the Singapore-based production and producing company, Tiny Island Productions.

Saban Entertainment Group entered into a development deal with Singapore-based Tiny Island Animation

October 06, 2006

In creating Saban Entertainment Group, Saban and Andryc have also teamed up with Tiny Island Animation, a Singapore-based animation studio led by David Kwok, a veteran leader of the Singapore animation industry. Saban Entertainment Group will provide development resources to Tiny Island, which focuses on producing CGI entertainment for international television audiences. A comedic CGI animated series is currently in development and is expected to make its debut in 2007.

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