Bekraf to Present Indonesian Folklore to Pixar Animation Studios

Bekraf's special report, to be presented to Pixar, is a combined effort of artists, literary experts and anthropologists. (Photo courtesy of Bekraf)

By : Lisa Siregar | on 11:58 AM February 15, 2016
Category : Life & Style, Arts & Culture

Jakarta. Triawan Munaf, chief of the National Creative Economy Agency also known as Bekraf, Triawan Munaf, is set to meet with executives of Pixar Animation Studios in the United States this weekend in a follow-up meeting to present a background on Indonesian folklore to the giant animation studio. 

Deputy chief Ricky Pesik told the Jakarta Globe  Triawan will be seeing Pixar co-founder and chief creative officer John Lasseter to further elaborate on the landscape of Indonesian folk stories. The two of them  previously met in October when Pixar expressed an interest in developing a feature film based on Indonesian folklore.

"The purpose is to give a background about Indonesia's diversity," he said. "We gave ten sample stories to depict various genres, characters and geography. Those are not a recommendation, but purely for illustration."

Bekraf  recruited anthropologists, experts in children stories, animators and representatives from the film committee at the Jakarta Art Council and assigned them to write a comprehensive report, which will be presented to Pixar this week.

President Joko Widodo, along with his ministers and Triawan, left Jakarta on Sunday to attend the US-Asean Summit at Sunnyland, California, United States.

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