| WAU Animation|
| Usamah Zaid Yasin|
8 April 2016
| Usamah Zaid Yasin
Usamah Zaid Yasin
Ahmad Izham Omar
Mohd Faiz Hanafiah
Fuad Md Din
Andi Abdul Ghani
Ida Rahayu Yusoff
Noorhayati Maslini Omar
Nurul Radhiah Ibrahim
Megat Zahrin Megat Hisham
Action Film, Adventure Film, Comedy, Animation, Spy fiction
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Ejen Ali (literally translated as Agent Ali), is a Malaysian animated series produced by WAU Animation, focusing on a boy which accidentally became a MATA agent after using Infinity Retinal Intelligent System (IRIS), a device prototype created by MATA. IRIS is controlled by neuro-signals enabling the wearer to perform actions programmed by the computer. After the incident, Ali and his uncle Bakar cooperate in MATA mission.
The series is published in HDTV format and was first broadcast on TV3, on 8 April 2016. Ejen Ali is the first animation series as the intellect property of Media Prima Berhad (MPB).
Ejen Ali Wikipedia
The idea of creating the animated series came for Usamah Zaid Yasin, the director and scriptwriter, after establishing WAU Animation in 2013. For the storyline, he and his team watched films, animated series and read novels about spy and intelligence. The making of Ejen Ali took two years before the production works started in July 2015. About the name chosen in the series, Usamah said that Ali is a simple name and frequently used in textbooks. They were confused in choosing a simple name and finally, Ali was chosen.
At first, Wau Animation planned to make Ejen Ali as a feature-film project, but because of difficulties securing investment and after discussing with many parties and some feedbacks, they felt that it is a loss if they only produce a single movie as the concept is so wide. They planned to develop this series at least until 5 seasons, then the films will follow.
The first episode was broadcast on 8 April 2016, with the second and third episodes shown on 15 April and 22 April respectively. It is shown every Friday, at 5.30 pm on TV3. Fourth, fifth and sixth episodes shown on 22 July, 29 July, and 5 August respectively. Seventh to ninth episodes are shown on 28 October 2016 for three consecutive weeks. Tenth to twelfth pisode are shown on 30 December 2016, 6 January and 13 January 2017. Thirteenth episode (last episode of Season 1) will be shown on 3 March.Ida Rahayu Yusoff as Ali
Ali is a boy which accidentally became a MATA (Meta Advance Tactical Agency) agent after using Infinity Retinal Intelligent System (IRIS), a device prototype created by MATA, which is controlled by neuro-signals enabling the wearer to perform actions programmed by the computer, but uses the energy of the user to work. IRIS has been synchronised for Ali, therefore only Ali is capable of using it. Then, he became a permanent agent and practised as an agent. He is a boy who didn't excel in class and always came late to the school. He has a best friend named Victor. Ali's weapon is a yo-yo that can shoot shockwave. Ali also has a pair of Aero boots which is connected to the IRIS to help Ali jump farther.
Shafiq Isa as Bakar
Bakar is Ali's uncle, a combat MATA agent, and a brother to Ali's late mother. Have a tough body and excellent in fighting. He is always caring to Ali.
Nor Meirysha Nurol Ashikin as Jenny
MATA's special inventor. She creates weapons and suits for the MATA agents. Also revealed in episode 12 that she is also a team with Uno, Dos and Trez.
Azman Zulkiply as General Rama
The fierce general of MATA.
Azman Zulkiply as Rizwan
Rizwan is the greatest agent of MATA. He can disguise as someone else by putting on a hat that covers his eyes. His gloves are used to pass out enemies.
Noorhayati Maslini Omar as Alicia
Daughter of General Rama and Ali's classmate. She hates working in MATA with Ali. Her weapon is a slingshot that is used to sling metal balls.
Ida Rahayu Yusoff as Comot
Ali's pet cat. She used to work for Bear to steal IRIS, but she betrayed him after being kept by Ali. She has a power of camouflage from her experience as a test subject three years ago. She is heterochromatic on her right eye.
Before the release of Ejen Ali, WAU Animation with the collaboration with Media Prima Digital released its own game which is Ejen Ali: MATA Training Academy for Android and iOS users on 4 March 2016. The game was downloaded for over 260,000 times. The second game, Ejen Ali: Emergency was released for iOS and Android in September 2016.
Both games have succeeded to win medals in Mob-Ex Awards 2017. Ejen Ali: MATA Training Academy won three golds which were Best App - Creativity, Best App - Media Owner and Best App - Tablets and one bronze which was Best App - Games & Entertainment, while Ejen Ali: Emergency won one gold for Best App - Games and Entertainment and one bronze for Best App - Tablets.
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