Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Tiny Island Productions has joined forces with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) to develop a Chinese version of the Singapore-based studio’s sci-fi series Dream Defenders.

The partnership will see SMG’s content distribution arm, WingsMedia, develop the series with Tiny Island by incorporating Chinese mythology and new characters into the re-imagined CGI series.

Distributed by DreamWorks, the original Dream Defenders follows 14-year-old twins who are tasked with protecting the real world from nightmarish monsters after a magical portal is accidentally unlocked.

To date, the series has been sold into 80 countries worldwide, including the US, where it recently made its Amazon Prime debut. US platforms Hulu, Discovery Family and Kabillion have also acquired the series. Internationally, Dream Defenders has aired in Europe on Planeta Junior and Super RTL, as well as in 19 Asian countries on DreamWorks TV.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Shared Link: We are finally on Animation Magazine

A new partnership which aims to build “China’s equivalent of the Marvel Universe franchise” has been forged at the 23rd Shanghai TV Festival, with WingsMedia and Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions joining forces to build the “Starship MZ” brand.

Last year, WingsMedia got the ball rolling with a sci-fi themed reality TV show, Starship MZ: 2049, which proved a national success. The expanded franchise will build on the show’s popularity, with Tiny Island coming onboard to create additional sci-fi content for Starship MZ which is inspired by its animated kids’ series, Dream Defenders. This will develop into fresh TV series, feature films, comics and more, adapted for the Chinese market.

“By leveraging on WingsMedia’s vast experience and expertise, while tapping on China’s historical and rich legacy of art and culture, together we will bring China-made Science Fiction to the next level. ” said David Kwok, CEO of Tiny Island Prod. “We are very grateful to WingsMedia for this special opportunity.”

Dream Defenders centers on twin siblings who use a supercomputer to zap into dreamworlds in order to protect the real world from nightmare monsters. The series has sold to 80 countries through DreamWorks, and screens on five platforms in the US alone — including Amazon Prime and Discovery Family. Other key international broadcasters include Super RTL, Planeta Junior and DreamWorks TV Asia in 19 countries.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Our VP of production drew this for the little girl as a gift.


We are on Animation World Network

WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion

Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ properties into China’s Marvel Universe equivalent.

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Dream Defenders on World Screen

WingsMedia & Tiny Island Tie Up for Sci-Fi IP

Shanghai Media Group’s WingsMedia and Tiny Island Productions have partnered for WingsMedia’s planned mega-franchise Starship MZ, which they hope to grow into China’s equivalent of the Marvel Universe franchise.

When Starship MZ launches this year, Tiny Island will create content based on its hit sci-fi kids’ animated show Dream Defenders that will lead to new TV series, feature films, comics and more, adapted for the Chinese market. Dream Defenders centers on twin siblings who enter dreams to protect the real world against nightmare monsters. Tiny Island is also working with fast-food restaurants on Dream Defenders-themed promotions.

“By leveraging on WingsMedia’s vast experience and expertise, while tapping [into] China’s historical and rich legacy of art and culture, together we will bring China-made science fiction to the next level,” said David Kwok, the CEO of Tiny Island Productions. “We are very grateful to WingsMedia for this special opportunity.”


Kwok explained how Dream Defenders has been adapted for Chinese audiences: “Somewhere in China, a city suddenly comes under attack by nightmare monsters based on Chinese mythology, such as the Dragon, Kirin and Phoenix. A pair of Chinese twins desperately sends out a distress call for help to Zane and Zoey from the original series, who reveal the secret technology to enter the Dream Worlds. Now these new Chinese heroes must race against time to save their friends and family from the threat of the nightmare monsters.”

Kwok continued: “To make Dream Defenders stand out globally, Tiny Island Productions constantly explores emerging technologies, from its initial broadcast in stereoscopic 3D on 3Net (joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX) to creating augmented reality and interactive virtual reality experiences that immerse viewers in the Dream Defenders universe.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Top 10 Entertainment Entrepreneurs In Singapore

I am honoured, flattered and surprised to be nominated. It's been a long journey and we definitely has to work even harder to prove ourselves. Title is not so important but what I hope is we can create more jobs for our talents. Thanks for everyone's support. 

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Dream Defenders on Business Times

HOMEGROWN animation company Tiny Island Productions will be penetrating into the hard-to-enter China market space and achieving a major milestone for Singapore's animation industry.

Using its original intellectual property (IP) Dream Defenders, a sci-fi kids animated series, Tiny Island will be working with Shanghai Media Group's WingsMedia on the latter's plan of mega-franchise Starship MZ, which the two companies aim to grow into China's equivalent of the Marvel Universe franchise.

This is part of WingsMedia's strategy for achieving science fiction (Sci-fi) IP.

Last year, Starship MZ: 2049, WingsMedia's original sci-fi themed reality-TV show, was a hit with the Chinese audience nationwide.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Tiny Island Productions will collaborate on WingsMedia's planned mega-franchise Starship MZ

Shanghai Media Group's WingsMedia launched a slate of new plans for strategic cooperation with its international counterparts at the 23rd Shanghai TV Festival. As part of its strategy for Sci-fi IPs, WingsMedia and Tiny Island Productions will collaborate on WingsMedia's planned mega-franchise Starship MZ, which they aim to grow into China's equivalent of the Marvel Universe franchise.

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.

"By leveraging on WingsMedia's vast experience and expertise, while tapping on China's historical and rich legacy of art and culture, together we will bring China-made Science Fiction to the next level. " said David Kwok, CEO of Tiny Island Productions. "We are very grateful to Wingsmedia for this special opportunity."


Tiny Island Productions' Dream Defenders TV series, about twin siblings who discover a supercomputer that sends them into dreamworlds to protect the real world against nightmare monsters, has found international success. With Dreamworks as its distributor of the original series, Dream Defenders has been sold to 80 countries around the world and shown on 5 platforms in the United States including Discovery Family and Amazon Prime. In Europe, it has been show on Super RTL and Planeta Junior. In Asia, it is on DreamWorks TV Asia across 19 Asian countries.

David Kwok, CEO of Tiny Island Productions, shared how Dream Defenders has been adapted for Chinese Audiences. “Somewhere in China, a city suddenly comes under attack by nightmare monsters based on Chinese mythology, such as the Dragon, Kirin and Phoenix. A pair of Chinese twins desperately sends out a distress call for help to Zane and Zoey from the original series, who reveal the secret technology to enter the Dream Worlds. Now these new Chinese heroes must race against time to save their friends and family from the threat of the nightmare monsters.


To make Dream Defenders stand out globally, Tiny Island Productions constantly explores emerging technologies, from its initial broadcast in stereoscopic 3D on 3Net (joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX) to creating Augmented Reality and interactive Virtual Reality experiences that immerse viewers in the Dream Defenders universe.

“Young audiences nowadays will not be satisfied with only watching a series on TV.” David Kwok explains, “In order to give the Chinese audience a better experience with Sci-fi content, we are constantly pushing the limits of new technologies such as VR to create a new form of storytelling and entertainment for today's evolving audiences. Together with our partner Presence Pictures, we integrated technology with creativity to create a unique experience for audiences that expands the stories beyond the TV series.”


“Imagine, after watching an episode, you can pick up your smartphone, slide it into a pair of VR goggles that cost only USD$5 in China, and dive into the world of the show to further immerse yourselves in the story. We wanted to make something audiences can easily jump into, anytime, anywhere, instead of requiring expensive and complicated computer-based setups. But this is not a 360 video. With the Dream Defenders app, when you physically look around, walk, run or jump in the real world, you will do the same in the virtual world. And when you stare and focus on the monsters, you can shoot at them without additional accessories. We are also allowing multiple viewers to simultaneously enter the same scenario, so that they can team up to adventure and fight alongside the heroes together. Audiences are no longer passive observers of the show. Now they are characters in the virtual world, and what they do will change the ending of the stories.”

Tiny Island Productions has plans to tie up with fast food restaurants for Dream Defenders themed promotions where food-packaging boxes for meals can be folded into virtual reality goggles. It hopes to make Dream Defenders easily accessible to the mass audience so that they can be part of the story's evolving universe.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Best gift ever by David Kwok

Yesterday we received a hand written letter from a 12 year kid from New Jersey, USA thanking us for producing Dream Defenders. She hopes that we can make more seasons in future. This is the most precious gift that we have ever received from making the series. It is more valuable than any awards we have ever received from the series. This is a reminder why we are in this business. I am so deeply touched and the feeling is nothing can ever replace in this world.

Marking New Chapter in China

Next Monday 12th June 2017, together with our major Chinese Partner, we will make an announcement at the coming 22nd Shanghai TV Festival 2017. This will mark our new chapter in China. Dream Defenders has come a long way. After reaching out worldwide in 80 countries, we are finally reaching our final and last destination. CHINA 🇨🇳 Thanks to our Chinese partner for this support. Else we will never come this far.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Shared Link: DREAM DEFENDERS VR BY TINY ISLAND PRODUCTIONS, SINGAPORE

Dream Defenders, an original IP created by our partner, Tiny Island Productions, Singapore, has reached out to 80 countries around the world and broadcasted on five channels in USA alone. This year, Dream Defenders VR app was launched, allowing audiences to continue to explore the adventure in the show’s Dream Worlds. 

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Shared Link: Article on Worldscreen!

It's too awesome. We are on Worldscreen Top Story in the US.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Shared Link: Now we are on KIDSCREEN

Good night, Singapore. Good morning USA. We are on another major kids publication KIDSCREEN!

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Shared Link: Now it is on Toon Barn!

Next on Toonbarn. It is a major kids website!

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Shared Link: We are on Animation Magazine!

An article about our own IP, "Dream Defenders" is on Animation Magazine. It is one of the major publications. 

Singapore’s Tiny Island Production announces its award-winning series Dream Defenders has arrived on Amazon Prime Video, continuing its foray in the US market. The show initially debuted on 3Net (a Discover/Sony/IMAX joint venture) before being picked up by Hulu, Discovery Family and, last year, Kabillion. 

Dream Defenders has sold internationally to 80 countries, partnering with major broadcasters including Planeta Junior and Super RTL in Europe, and DreamWorks TV Asia — which covers 19 countries in the region. The show’s US expansion will be bolstered on licensing and new platform fronts. Splash Entertainment and Popeye’s restaurants are teaming up to launch a special promotional kids’ meal, which includes a limited edition 3D Viewer with Dream Defenders scenes in stereo 3D, plus a 3D “Make-A-Scene” pack that lets kids play out scenarios with heroes and villains on 3D Lenticular backgrounds. And in collaboration with Presence Pictures, a recently launched Dream Defenders VR app for iPhone brings users right into the action. 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Shared Link: ‘Dream Defenders’ Continues Global Expansion Strategy

Singapore’s Tiny Island Production unveils new VR experience and Stereoscopic 3D viewer, teams with Popeyes Restaurants to launch special kids meal in the U.S. 

Tiny Island Production has 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 U.S. 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.


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Sunday, 9 April 2017

First demo of VR app

This is a first demo but you can download and try it first! (Although we are still working on more advance features now.) We will make announcement soon. Even though you do not have a VR goggle, you can still play. By moving the handset up and down, you will see that you are moving forward. If you shake the handset really hard, you can see that you are flying high in the VR world. Let your friends know!

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Shared Link: The Question of Being the First Mover by David Kwok


A member of our group feedback to me about his thoughts on being the first mover in business. ”In businesses, first mover advantage often proves otherwise. The first one to do something usually fails. It’s more of a trap, really. 

Usually, the followers observe and see what works and take out what doesn’t, then gain critical mass and soon people forget about the first mover while crowning the first one to gain critical mass. 2 cents.” 

This is my answer below:
"You are right. I have another approach to this. I can only speak for my own experience.

When I said first mover, I don’t mean that you blindly go into it. One still need to evaluate the risk. My objective for being the first mover is for branding, publicity and awareness of our company. (Which is very important since we are a small company.) It is almost like jumping the queue. From no one knowing who you are to the global players pay attention to what you do...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Meeting at Splash Entertainment


It was a good meeting at Splash Entertainment yesterday. Thank you to Splash for their help, Dream Defender is now on Kabillion and Amazon Prime in the U.S. Also the amazing Popeye deal. Thank you so much to Mike Young and David Di Lorenzo for all your support. 




Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Business Trip to LA

Our CEO, David Kwok is still in LA for Business Trip. To follow his journey, you can check out our Facebook page here.

 13th Feb - Meeting with our (Dream Defenders) production and distribution partner at Kidscreen Summit, Chapman Maddox (VP of Development and Production - Kid's and Family Entertainment, Fremantle Media) and Bob Higgins (EVP Children's and Family Entertainment at Fremantle Media).

Meeting with our wonderful writers for Dream Defenders. Eric and Julia Lewald.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

We are on Amazon Prime in the U.S.!


Finally we are on Amazon Prime in the U.S.!! This will be our 5th platform in the U.S. Please let your friends know about it ! Click here to check this on Amazon Prime website.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️

Wishing all our friends a Happy Valentine's Day ❤️

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Happy Chinese New Year!


Wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai. 
Good health, good fortunate and happiness in many years ahead!!