animation industry

Indian animation industry ready to take off: Ketan Mehta (Interview)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of ... Read more...

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China’s animation industry grows


May 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were ... Read more...

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Karnataka unveils animation policy to woo investments


February 29th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) Tech-savvy Karnataka Wednesday unveiled a special policy on animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) to attract investments and generate employment for thousands of educated ... Read more...

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Matching global trends, IFFI tries many firsts


November 11th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the first time, movies backed by animation, 3D and digital technology will find prominence at the upcoming 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) ... Read more...

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India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of ... Read more...

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Be Indian in story and style: Hollywood animation expert


July 31st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) International filmmaker Don Hahn, the man behind animated hits like "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King", foresees promising times for the Indian ... Read more...

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‘Alpha Omega’ - a proud moment for Indian animation (IANS Movie Review)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Alpha Omega"; Voiceover: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long; Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck; Rating: **If you are an Indian audience, the best part of the 3D ... Read more...

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‘Indian city’ mayor from Canada on Mission India


February 6th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Wooing Bollywood tops the agenda of Dianne Watts, mayor of Canada's 'Indian city' of Surrey, when she begins her 11-day business mission to India Feb 10.Watts ... Read more...

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‘India lacks finances, design sensibility for animation films’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Lack of finance, design sensibilities and original story ideas are stopping the Indian animation industry from attaining global standards, says filmmaker A.K. Madhavan whose animation movie "Alpha and ... Read more...

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Saif, Deepika to sizzle again in Adajania’s next (Film snippets)


December 14th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After wowing the audience with their sizzling chemistry in "Love Aaj Kal", Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone have teamed up again for Homi Adajania's untitled ... Read more...

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Animation sector yet to get support, rues industry


October 28th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The animation industry in India has been termed the sunrise sector for nearly a decade but little has been done for it, said speakers at a conference on ... Read more...

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Indian animation industry will grow to $1.7 billion by 2012


October 11th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Indian animation industry will grow at a compounded annual rate of 30 percent to reach a market size of $1.7 billion by 2012 and add over ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana - The Epic’ Indian animation comes of age


September 6th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - The Epic' ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s hit ‘Geng’ good for small kids (IANS Film Review; Rating:**1/2)


August 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Geng - The Adventure Begins" (3D); Director: Nizam Razak; Rating:**1/2There isn't much to rave about in this 3D animation film except that it is a vehicle for the ... Read more...

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Ramayana - The Epic Indian animation comes of age


August 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On this Dusshera, acclaimed filmmaker Ketan Mehta unleashes mythic storytelling and the expressive depth of 3 D computer animation in the form of "Ramayana ­ - ... Read more...

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Animation revolution set to sweep India: Canadian pioneer


June 5th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 5 (IANS) Canadian animation leader Toon Boom, which pioneered the industry in India and whose Indian operations account for one third of its global business today, sees an ... Read more...

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‘Bird Idol’ - funny, intelligent and imaginative (IANS Movie Review)


April 25th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Bird Idol"; Voiceover: Atul Kinagi, Shraddha Srivastava, Prroshant Narayanan, Saahil Chadha, Bhavana Balsaver; Director: Jyotin Goel; Animation and Design: Prasad Ajgaonkar; Rating: *** 1/2Religion is so entrenched in ... Read more...

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Disney India aims to boost domestic animation market


February 8th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Undeterred by the failure of their first outing "Roadside Romeo", the Indian arm of leading animation studio Disney is set to continue making films here to ... Read more...

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IFFI to showcase retrospective of animation industry


November 16th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The 40th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held in Panaji, Goa from Nov 23, will for the first time showcase ... Read more...

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‘Crackers’ promises new era of animation films: Director


November 13th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) This animation film is different. Instead of mythological characters, 3-D movie "Crackers" is inspired by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and also pays tribute to pop ... Read more...

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Higher budget, changed mindset can propel Indian animation: Director


October 16th, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Audiences, change your mindset. Producers, invest more. The Rs.17.4-billion Indian animation industry, with its world class technical knowhow, can offer a lot if given ... Read more...

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Animation experts to address multi-city seminars


May 4th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Leading animation expert Anthony Christov along with video-gaming industry veteran Ian Livingstone will address a series of seminars across India in the next three days on the theme ... Read more...

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Pune to have animation school, gurukul style


August 8th, 2008 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By V. Vijayalakshmi Pune, Aug 8 (IANS) Who says technology and tradition are poles apart? Modern subjects like animation, gaming and broadcast journalism will soon be taught 'gurukul' style - modelled on the ... Read more...

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Talent is the buzzword for Indian animation industry


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Lack of skilled talent and big-budget projects are the main roadblocks for the Indian animation industry to sustain its robust growth that has seen its revenue multiply ... Read more...

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Where ‘original Indian animation’ is name of game


June 8th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Vijayalakshmi Pune, June 8 (IANS) One tour of Pune's Big Animation studio makes you realise that the Indian animation industry has come of age. And the man behind this set-up is ... Read more...

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Toonz Academy starts operations in Ahmedabad, Indore


June 4th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Toonz Academy, one of the premier animation training institutes in Asia, inaugurated its animation training facilities in Ahmedabad and Indore. In a press release issued here Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Indian animators sketch roadmap for success


June 4th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arpana India's entertainment industry is in animation mode. Tom and Jerry may continue to be favourites, but Indian children have found a new mascot in the likes of Hanuman, the monkey god, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra emerges as major hub for animation industry


May 30th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 30 (ANI): Maharashtra is now the new hub for the animation and gaming industry. In less than a year, the town of Pune has emerged as a serious gaming ... Read more...

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Manpower shortage hits Indian animation industry


May 19th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
By Jivraj Burman Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The Indian animation industry is expected to double its revenues to nearly $1.5 billion by 2010 but is still hampered by lack of skilled manpower, mainly ... Read more...

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Pune seeks to become India’s animation capital


May 17th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by admin
Pune, May 17 (IANS) First, it was information technology, then came biotechnology and now Pune's heavyweights want to make a mark in the animation sector. The fifth Hi Tech Pune-Maharashtra 2008 conference ... Read more...

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Government to plug skill gap in gaming industry


May 8th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With the Indian gaming and animation industry growing by leaps and bounds, the information and broadcasting ministry has engaged a top multi-national firm to prepare a report ... Read more...

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Mumbai-based Crest to co-produce Hollywood animation flicks


April 4th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) India's Rs.13 billion ($324 million) animation industry is going places. Hollywood's film entertainment studio Lionsgate Friday announced a three-movie co-production deal with Crest Animation Productions, a subsidiary of ... Read more...

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Toonz Animation ties up with Sony


April 4th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) Kerala-based Toonz Animation has entered into a contract with Sony USA for two DVD projects while its training institution has got affiliation from the prestigious European Carolus Magnus ... Read more...

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Big banner animation films will change Indian scenario


March 28th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
By Nikhil Agarwal Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Indian animation industry will get a boost after the release of animation films from big banners like Yashraj and UTV studios, feels Ram Mohan, the ... Read more...

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Award for Ram Mohan, doyen of Indian animation


March 27th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Ram Mohan, the doyen of the Indian animation industry, has received a Special Recognition Award from the British High Commission at the Ficci Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards ... Read more...

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