The Violin 小提琴

During the bustling times of the young Singapore a foreign trader leaves out of an impulse his violin with a local boy, who treasures the gift but has to leave it behind during Japanese occupation. The violin survives, forgotten on an attic, the war and is eventually re-discovered by a British family. The girl of the family becomes renowned violinist with this instrument, until she passes it on to her grandson. After all the adventures the violin is valued in modern Singapore as to the beginning of its journey. The circle closes with the grandson playing at Singapore river, where decades ago the trader gave it to the young boy.

  • Director: Ervin Han
  • Runtime: 16m30s
  • Genre: Animation
  • Rating: G
  • Availability: library@esplanade, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
  • Accession No: 2018-D-1003011
  • Subtitles: -
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Producer: Ervin Han, Bernard Toh
  • Language: -
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

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  • Editor - Ervin Han
  • Production Management - Rachel Phang
  • Story board & Character Design - Lee Kok Wei
  • Layout - Lee Kok Wei, Leong Wei Ming, Bernard Toh, Nicholas Poon
  • Background Art - Nicholas Poon, Yin Zhiyan, Venty
  • Additional Background - Wu Shan, Elaine Chan, Aaron Lin, Jose Cua, Karen Kong
  • Animation Director - Bernard Toh
  • Animator - Wendy Sing, Eugenia Cheok, Ng Siew Hoon, Stella Yap, Javier Eng, Tiffany Chia, Donato Ligon, Freddie Coles, Ong Ruwei, Wendy Li, Amanda Chee
  • 3D Animation - Justin Lee, Sathees Kumar
  • Effects & Composition - Justin Lee, Sathees Kumar, Nicholas Poon
  • Audio Post Production - Stereoimage Studios
  • Sound Design & Editing - Kenji Zhuang
  • Violinist - Selwyn Koh, Lee Shi Mei


  • Activities – Playing violin
  • Country – Singapore, Ethnic groups - Japanese, British, Malaysian, Singaporean, Foreign traders, Chinese
  • Emotion - Devotion
  • Items – Violin
  • Places – Boat Quay, Singapore River
  • Theme – Development of Singapore, Endurance, Change of Times

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