Disney+ Hotstar has announced that Khaireel Akasya, Azman Hassan, Suki Low and Liana Jacklon will be providing the voice acting in Bahasa Melayu for Pinocchio.
The Bahasa Melayu dubbed version of Pinocchio is led by vocal director Eka Shereen and veteran singer-songwriter Juwita Suwito. No stranger to the industry, prolific actor Azman Hassan voices Geppetto. With over 30 years of acting and singing experience across more than 50 film and series titles, Azman is the perfect choice for the role as he lends his vocal skills to the kind-hearted and humble character.
The titular role of Pinocchio will be voiced by the up-and-coming young actor, Khaireel Akasya. Despite his age, Khaireel has immersed himself in the world of acting and singing, with multiple performances and competitions such as the RTM’s Genius Seni Choir under his belt. Sabahan singer extraordinaire Liana Jacklon will showcase her melodious singing as she sings the Blue Fairy’s songs. Liana is an accomplished singer and has performed at major venues all over the world, including the Baku Academy of Music in Azerbaijan, The United Nations Office, and Musikverein in Vienna, one of the most well-known opera houses in the world.
Hit singer Suki Low of 8TV’s One In A Million fame will be the voice of Fabiana and her marionette Sabina. Suki previously voiced Snow White on the Bahasa Melayu dubbed version of the classic animation “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”. Other talents include Muhamad Mustaqim as Jiminy Cricket, Hazwan Idris (“Despicable Me 3”, “Klaus”) as “Honest” John, Wan Muhammad Tamlikha as The Coachman, and Nur Atiqah Zawani (“Detective Conan”, “Tangled) as the dialogue voiceover for the Blue Fairy.
For those who have been looking forward to watching a Disney Original in the local language, this collaboration will bring a uniquely Malaysian experience for subscribers. Pinocchio is available now exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.