Crest Animation Studios

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Crest Animation Studios Ltd. (formerly Crest Communications) (BSE526785) is an Indian animation studio. It was founded by Shyam Raja Ramanna in 1990[1] under the name Crest Communications and it first went public in 1995. In 2000, it acquired Rich Animation Studios in the United States after the failures of The King and I and The Trumpet of the Swan.

In 2001, it had over 500 employees;[1] however, it had three years of losses during which it laid off all but 110 employees. In 2004, it posted a profit and hired an additional 260 animators, and in October 2004 renamed itself to its current name. The current CEO is A.K.Madhavan. In 2010, the company released an animated feature film in conjunction with Lionsgate called Alpha and Omega in both 2D and 3D.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Seno, Alexandra A.; Mitton, Roger (2001-04-27). "Toy Story Too?". Retrieved 2006-12-05. 
  2. ^ Lakshman, Nandini (2004-11-27). "This isn't child's play". Retrieved 2006-12-05. 

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