Indian animation industry
The Indian animation industry encompasses both two-dimensional traditional and 3D animation, as well as visual effects for feature films. In 1956, Disney Studios animator Clair Weeks, who had worked on Bambi, was invited to Films Division of India in Mumbai to establish and train the country's first animation studio as part of the American technical co-operation mission. He trained a core group of Indian animators, whose first production was a film called The Banyan Deer (1957). Veteran animator Ram Mohan started his career at Films Division's Cartoon Unit.
Another landmark animated film from Films Division is Ek Anek Aur Ekta, a short traditionally animated educational film released in 1974. The film is presented as a fable meant to teach children the value of unity, and was frequently broadcast on India's state-run television station, Doordarshan. The first Indian animated television series was Ghayab Aaya, aired in 1986 and directed by Suddhasattwa Basu. The first Indian 3D and VFX was done for the television series Captain Vyom by animation.
In 2000, AK Madhavan won a contract for his animation studio to produce a series of CGI animations for a US customer. He co-produced India's first 3D stereoscopic full-length feature film, Alpha & Omega, with Lionsgate.
The first Indian 3D animated film was 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.
- 1 Awards and festivals
- 2 Societies and Organizations
- 3 Market
- 4 Notable animation studio companies in India
- 5 List of Indian animated movies
- 6 Animated TV series produced in India
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Awards and festivals
Awards and conventions for the Indian animation industry include:
- 24FPS Animation Awards, organized by Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)
- TASI Viewers Choice Awards (TVCA)
- Anifest India
- Annual Graphics and Animation Film Awards (AGAFA) from the Society for Animation in Delhi (SAID)
- Orbit Live and Kalakari, organised by Arena Animation
Societies and Organizations
The Animation Society of India (TASI) is a non-profit organization with its head-office in Mumbai. It hosts Anifest India, the biggest annual animation festival in the Indian subcontinent.
The Society for Animation in Delhi (SAID) is a non-profit body for animation and related arts.
Media & Entertainment Association of India (MEAI) is an active body promoting Indian AVGC industry, amongst others. MEAI is also noticeable for high powered delegations to international markets and festivals.
The Indian animation industry was estimated at $354 million in 2006 and was forecast to reach $869 million by 2010.
Notable animation studio companies in India
- Toonz India Ltd
- DREAM Multimedia & Animation
- Assemblage Entertainment
- Buena Vista International India
- Cartoon Network (India)
- Disney India
- Future Thought Productions
- Green Gold Animation
- Lumicel Animation Studios
- Makuta Animation
- Pentamedia Graphics
- Prana Studios
- Reliance MediaWorks Ltd
- Tata Elxsi
- Toonz India Ltd
- Trace VFX
- Turner International India
List of Indian animated movies
Since The Banyan Deer was released in 1957, there have been over 130 animated movies produced in India. The following animated movies (In three different categories) were released in India.
2D animated movies
- The Banyan Deer (1957)
- Ek Anek Aur Ekta (1974)
- Deepa & Rupa: A Fairy Tale from India (1990)
- Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)
- Bhagmati - The Queen of Fortune First Live Action Animated Feature Film (2005)
- Hanuman (2005)
- The legend of Lord Buddha (2005)
- Kittu (2006)
- Krishna (2006)
- Return of Hanuman (2007)
- Dashavatar (2008)
- Ghatothkach (2008)
- Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang (2008)
- Lav Kush - The Warrior Twins (2010)
- Ramayana: The Epic (2010)
- Alibaba Aur 41 Chor (2011)
- Arjun – The Warrior Prince (2012)
- Krishna Aur Kans (2012)
- Delhi Safari (2012)
- My home is Green (2011)
- Chintu Skool (2011)
- Sons of Ram (2012)
- The Evil Spirit Animation Tamil short film (2013)
- Once Upon a Time (2013)
- Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan (2012)
- Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali (2013)
- Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins (2010)
- The Green Chic - Finding Dad (2011)
- Mighty Raju : Rio Calling (2014)
- Chhota Chintu Bada Feku (2014)
- Chhota Chintu Bada Baazigar (2015)
- Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna
- Chhota Bheem & Krishna: Pataliputra- City of the Dead
- Chhota Bheem: Bheem vs Aliens
- Chhota Bheem: Journey To Petra
- Chhota Bheem & Krishna: Mayanagari
- Chhota Bheem: Master of Shaolin
- Chhota Bheem: Dholakpur to Kathmandu
- Chhota Bheem Aur Hanuman
- Chhota Bheem : The Rise Of Kirmada
- Chhota Bheem Aur Ganesh:In The Amazing Odessey
- Chhota Bheem junglee kabila/Broken Amulet
- Chhota Bheem And The Crown of Valahalla
- Chhota Bheem and the Incan Adventure
- Chhota Bheem aur Krishna vs Zimbara
- Chhota Bheem And The Shinobi Secret
- Chhota Bheem Neeli Pahaadi
- Chhota Bheem Banjara Masti
- Chhota Bheem Dus Pe Dus
- Chhota Bheem Mayavi Gorgan
- Chhota Bheem ki baazi
- Chhota Bheem aur Paanch Ajoobe
- Chhota Bheem Mission Mangalyaan
- Chhota Bheem And The Sky Dragon
- The Himalayan Adventure of Chhota Bheem (2015)
- Roll No 21 and the Quest for Swarnamani
- Roll No 21 -Space Mein Dhoom Dhadaka
- Roll No 21: Time Ki Bhool Bhulaiya
- Roll No:21 - Ticket to Australia
- Hanuman Returns
- Pakdam Pakdai: The Movie
- Akbar and Birbal
- Mighty Raju
- Mighty Raju vs The Great Pirate
- Mighty Raju and The Magnetors
- Mighty Raju and The Commandos
- Mighty Raju vs Mighty Clone
- Chak De ! Mighty Raju
- Game Over Mighty Raju
- Mighty Raju In School's Cool
- Mighty Raju In Aryanagar Underwater
- Mighty Raju In Battery Low
- Mighty Raju: Aamna Samna
- Mighty Raju: Bachhon Ka Khel
- Mighty Raju: Space Race
- Mighty Raju: Chhutti Ho Gayi
- Mighty Raju: 3 Villains
- Mighty Raju: Superhero School
- Mighty Raju: Hijack
- Mighty Raju: Mighty Khiladi Raju
- Mighty Raju: Time Travel
- Mighty Raju: Ice Ice Mighty
- Mighty Raju aur alien dost
- Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan
- Kid Krrish: Mystery in Mongolia
- Kid Krrish: Shakalaka Africa
- Godzilla Mera Saathi
3D animated films
- [Pandavas - The Five Warriors] (2000)
- Inimey Nangathan (2007)
- Bal Ganesh (2007)
- Roadside Romeo (2008)
- Jumbo (2008)
- Jumbo 2
- Bal Ganesh 2 (2009)
- Baru The Wonder Kid (2010)
- Chetan Desai's - Ramayana The Epic (2010)
- Motu Patlu in Wonderland
- Motu Patlu: Mission Moon
- Motu Patlu: Deep Sea Adventure
- Motu Patlu: Kung-Fu Kings
- Motu Patlu: Khazaane ki Race
- Pangaa Gang (2010)
- Crackers (2011)
- Koochie Koochie Hota Hain (2011)
- Super K - The Movie (2011)
- Mahabharat (2013)
- Kochadaiiyaan (2014)
- Chaar Sahibzaade (2014)
- Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka (2015)
The 2015 Malayalam film Jo and the Boy has an animator as its central character. The film explores an animator's struggles in the field. Malayalam actress Manju Warrier plays the role of animator Joan Mary John.
Live action movies with animation in 3D
Some of the live action movies produced in India are:
- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
- Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017)
- Koi... Mil Gaya
- Krrish 3
- Love Story 2050
- Ra.One (2011)
- Sardaar Ji (2015)
- Taarzan: The Wonder Car
- Toonpur Ka Superrhero (2010)
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 (26 × 11 min) is India's first animated 2D television series by Toonz Animation India. This series has another version which was broadcast between 2009-2010.
- 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 India on May 2009.
- Chhota Bheem: 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 312 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 India.
- Shaktimaan Animated is the animated version of the Shaktimaan series of the 1990s. The animated series is aired on Sonic Nickelodeon .
- Motu Patlu is a 3d cartoon broadcast by Nickelodeon India. It is based on Lotpot comics.
- Paramananda Shishyulu is a 2D animated version of day-today funny stories of humorous characters got telecasted in MAA Junior TV with 26 episode, developed by GS Digital Dream Designers Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, India.
- Vir The Robot Boy
- The New Adventures of Hanuman
- The Adventures of King Vikram.
- Chorr police
- Roll No 21 (Cartoon Network India)
- Keymon Ache (Nickelodeon India)
- Kumbh Karan
- Luv Kush
- Pakdam Pakdai
- Suraj - The Rising Star
- Chatur Chetan
- Chamatkari Telephone
- Mighty Raju(POGO)
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- ABAI's Official Website
- "Karnataka, first Indian state to announce special policy, incentives, for animation and gaming industry".
- MEAI's Official Website
- "Baahubali: Why India's priciest film has done well at box office". BBC.
- The Story of Indian Animation http://www.dsource.in/resource/story-indian-animation
- 3D Animation Company http://www.aamvideo.com