Indian animation industry
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The Indian animation industry encompasses both 2D traditional, and 3D animation, as well as visual effects for feature films. Although India's film industry has a long history, it is a relatively newcomer to the field of animation.
The first animated film from India is considered to be "Ek Anek Aur Ekta", a short traditionally animated short educational film released in 1974 from Doordarshan's Film Division. Doordarshan is a government run public television service in India. The film is presented as a fable meant to teach children the value of unity. After its success, more shorts were produced by Doordarshan. This was the first time that original animated films from India were broadcast on national television in Hindi.
The First Indian 3D + VFX was done for television series "CAPTAIN VYOM" by Animation"
The first Indian 3D animated film is Roadside Romeo, which was a joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian division of the Walt Disney Company. It was written and directed by Jugal Hansraj.
Although still in infancy, the Indian animation industry has explored a variety of topics. Hindu mythological stories being the most common of them.
Awards and festivals 
24FPS Animation Awards is a celebration of animation excellence and recognition of the best animation talent in India. Organized with the aim of creating a platform that motivates, hones and showcases Indian animation and student talent. Annually held 24FPS Animation Awards is amongst the premier animation competitions in the country. It is organized by Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC). The 24 FPS Animation Award 2005-06 had more than 250 students that participated from across India. 24 FPS acts as a catalyst to bring the students & studios at one platform wherein the students showcase their skills in front of the top industry professionals & studios, which in turn acts as a placement platform for the students.
Anifest India is an annually held animation festival with an education track. The focus is on technical and hands-on presentations with case studies from top professionals across holistic disciplines of art, animation and filmmaking. On the education side, premier schools and educators from all over India and overseas present their approach and viewpoints. The best student, faculty and professional films get showcased at the TASI Viewers Choice Awards (TVCA), an audience award which for many attendees is their first taste of attending a film festival and voting. Over three thousand people attend the festival which in recent years has spanned three entire days.
Societies and organizations 
The Animation Society of India (TASI) is a non-profit organization with its head-office in Mumbai. It aims to educate about the emerging animation technologies and at the same time provide a platform for exchange of creative and technical information within the existing art and animation fraternity in India. It also hosts Anifest India, the biggest annual animation festival in the Indian subcontinent, which features the TASI Viewer's Choice Awards. It also hold technical and in-depth workshops and sessions nearly every month.
The Indian animation industry was estimated at $354 million in 2006 and was forecast to reach $869 million by 2010. Animation in India is currently riding on two key factors - a large base of highly skilled labour, and low cost of production. While the industry is gaining prominence steadily, several important factors such as the government's role in supporting the animation industry, and producing original content locally.
Some of the other estimates of the NASSCOM report on animation indicate the following:
- The global entertainment market will generate a demand for animation production services of the order of US$ 37 billion by 2003
- In the non-entertainment segment the demand for animation production services will touch US$ 14.7 billion by 2015
- The global film/TV program production market will create a US $ 17.5 billion revenue opportunity for animation production houses
- The Indian gaming industry was estimated at nearly $48 million in 2006 and is expected to cross $424 million by 2010.
Pune, is competing with Hyderabad and Mumbai to be the country's animation hub. With the sector facing severe human resources shortage, more and more studios are increasingly venturing into animation training. Chetan Deshmukh, an animator and special effects expert, recently shifted his base to Pune from US. He has worked on Hollywood movies like Chicago and Shanghai Knights. The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), a premier body of industries in and around Pune region has launched a programme to catapult Pune as a global hub for animation and gaming. It has recently formed a group of professionals, training institutes and celebrities to implement the initiative, with filmmaker Amol Palekar has as their brand ambassador.
Comparison with the global scenario 
The total global animation production figures, according to the NASSCOM Animation report, range between US$ 16-31.5 billion for the year 2000. Statistics for 2001 stand anywhere between US$ 25 billion and US$ 38 billion. Analysts estimate that the global animation production rose to about US$ 45 billion in 2002.
Continuing its impressive financial run, Chennai-based Media Technology Company Sanraa media,has signed a £ 2 million deal with the global production company Endemol, UK for the production of the animated series The 99, which is based on the illustrated comic The 99. The 99, a 3D animation series, will comprise 26 episodes will be done by Sanraa Media and day-to-day production will be overseen by Endemol.
The co-production deal also entitles Sanraa Media to the rights of distributing the series in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Animation studios/companies in India 
- Animation Bugs,SCO-1-12,PPR Mall,4th Floor, Mithapur Road, Jalandhar, Punjab : Ph: 09855551177
- Arena Animation
- 2D 3D Animation Studio India
- Again Studios
- Animation-Boss http://www.animation-boss.com
- Buena Vista International India
- Cartoon Network (India)
- Digitales Studios
- Future Thought Productions
- Reliance MediaWorks Ltd
- Tata Elxsi
- Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd
- DQ Entertainment Ltd
- Wireframe Animation
- aark.a animations
- Prayan Animation Studio Pvt Ltd
- Paintbox Studios http://www.paintbox.in
List of Indian animated movies 
- Ek Anek Aur Ekta (1974)
- Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)
- Pandavas - The Five Warriors (2000) - National Award in the category of Best Feature Film in English 2000 & Second Best Animated Feature Film Award in Vancouver Effects & Animation Festival, 2001.
- Hanuman (2005)
- The legend of Lord Buddha (animated film) (2005)
- Kittu (2006)
- Krishna (2006)
- Inimey Nangathan (2007)
- Return of Hanuman (2007)
- Roadside Romeo (2008)
- Dashavatar (2008)
- Ghatothkach (2008)
- Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang (2008)
- Jumbo (2008)
- Arjun – The Warrior Prince (2009)
- Bal Ganesh (2009)
- Lav Kush - The Warrior Twins (2010)
- Toonpur Ka Superrhero (2010)
- Ramayana: The Epic (2010)
- Koochie Koochie Hota Hain (2011)
- Alibaba Aur 41 Chor (2011)
- Delhi Safari (2012)
- My home is Green (2011)
- Sons of Ram (2012)
- Once upon a Time (malayalam) (2012)
List of animated TV series produced in India 
- Akbar and Birbal was aired on Hungama TV. It showed the wisdom of Mughal Emperor Akbar's minister Birbal.
- The Adventures of Tenali Raman:The Adventures of Tenali Raman (26 X 11 min) is India's first animated 2D television series by Toonz Animation India.
- Little Krishna: 13 episodes 3D animated series produced for global audience by BIG Animation (I) Pvt. Ltd. and The Indian Heritage Foundation in both languages Hindi and English. Aired on Nickelodeon on May 2009.
- Chhota Bheem:Super hit series on Pogo 'Chhota Bheem' produced by Green Gold(co-production with Turner International). It started as a 13-episode TV series, and based on the popularity it got extended and till date more than 60 episodes were delivered and work is underway on more episodes.
- Krishna Balram: 26 stories, of 22 minutes duration each, follow through the capers of Krishna, Balram and Radha. Once again by Green Gold Animation. This series aired on Cartoon Network.
- Shaktimaan Animated: It is the animated version of the hugely successful Shaktimaan series of the 1990s. The animated series is aired on SONIC.
SINGH SOORME - ANIMATED MOVIE (10-08-2008
- Motu Patlu:It is a huge successful 3d cartoon bradcasted by nicklodian india. It is based on LotPot comics.
See also 
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