Clearly, the Indonesian industry is in good health. Indonesia’s animation and VFX and animation industry is small but mighty and undeniably a growing element of Indonesian culture – it’s a seed growing in many exciting directions.
Indonesian VFX and animation studios have produced a variety of content over the years, from traditional hand-drawn animation to full-blown CGI. Several globally recognized animated projects, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, The Adventures of Tintin, and The Lego Movie, have involved the region’s creative sector. The industry is heading to exciting places, with studios like MSV planning to invest $100m in developing, producing, and distributing up to 10 animated films over the next seven years, including the ambitious Ajisaka: The King and the Flower of Life.
While Indonesian VFX and animation continue to develop steadily, initial development took a while to start, in part due to limited investment and support from traditional TV. Furthermore, the tight market for professionally trained professionals has made growth challenging; many Indonesian VFX artists are self-taught.
One studio helping Indonesia’s creative sector prosper internationally is Jakarta’s Lumine, a company with big plans to further stimulate Indonesia’s creative potential.