Trivandrum: As part of their 15th Anniversary celebrations, Toonz, the Technopark, Trivandrum based animation company, today organised an animation fest – Kidsfest 2014, for the kids of Technopark employees. The fest was aimed at providing a learning experience to the kids while having fun with animation, illusion and creative images.
According to P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media group, “This fest kick-starts the year-long celebrations as part of our 15th anniversary and there is no better way than to start with an enthusiastic bunch of youngsters. We aimed to give the kids a basic understanding of animation and how their favourite characters come to life in the screen.”
“Credited with the creation of popular cartoon characters like Tenali Raman, Kid Krish and Hanuman, kids have always remained as the fulcrum of Toonz and hence the rationale for this fest. The kids had a great time. Their wide grimace said it all! They were taken for a joy ride in to the world of animation and illusion”, added Jayakumar.
The kidsfest had two sessions – ‘Get Animated’ by Prosenjith Ganguly, an independent Animation Film Designer and ‘Creative Magic’ by R Raja Moorthy, an international Award winning entertainer.
The animation workshop was handled by Prosenjit, an alumnus and former faculty member at NID, Ahmedabad. He showcased the different techniques of animation and the painstaking process through which a cartoon show is born.
The session on illusion and magic was handled by Raja who is the Director of the Academy of Magical Science in Kerala. He enchanted the kids with a blend of illusion and humour providing them a magical experience.
Anoop P Ambika, MD, Kreara Solutions; Mohan Subramaniam, Chief Development Officer; Hari Varma, Chief Creative Officer and Hari Iyer, CFO, all from Toonz were among those present on the occasion. The event saw a participation of around 100 kids.
Kerala IT News