Toonz to host Indian Animation Masters Summit 2014

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Trivandrum: Technopark based animation major, Toonz Animation, has announced a new edition of its ‘Week with the Masters’ programme. Organised as part of their 15th anniversary celebrations, the Indian Animation Masters Summit 2014 will bring the who’s who of the Indian animation industry to the capital city on April 25-26.

In a release, P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Group said, “The ‘Week with the Masters’ programme was one-of-its-kind in the world when we rolled out the first edition in 1999. It saw animation stalwarts from across the world coming under one roof to discuss and share their know-how to shape the growth of Indian animation industry. This year, we decided to bring together the Indian animation masters to discuss a road map for the Indian animation industry as well as provide a platform for animation enthusiasts to meet and learn from them”.

“Thirteen prominent personalities from the Indian animation industry will be participating in the summit. This year we are bringing in Devdutt Pattanai, Ajit Rao, Dhimant Vyas , Sanjiv Waeerkar, Nina Sabnani, Prosenjit Ganguly, Gitanjali Rao, Shekhar Mukherjee, Chetan Sharma, Vaibhav Kumaresh, Manisha Mohan, Gayatri Rao and Ranjit Singh Tony. We believe that this initiative will set a launch pad for a collective learning in the industry”, he added.

The two day summit will witness some fine presentations and talks on diverse subject related to animation and animation film making. The company hopes the event would provide a unique opportunity to the animation enthusiasts to interact with the masters.

Started in 1999, Toonz Animation India made a mark in the global animation arena with the production of the India’s first animated series Tenali Raman. In its fifteen years journey, Toonz has fetched many prestigious National and International awards and has carved a niche in the global animation industry. The studio is credited with the making of India’s first animated feature film ‘Return of Hanuman’ and the first Malayalam digital animation feature film ‘Swamy Ayyappan. The animated version of the Hindi hit movies Krish, the Kid krish, Jil Jil Genie, Finley the fire engine, and Little Kalari warrior are some of the productions of Toonz.

Kerala IT News

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