Toonz India Ltd

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Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. is an animation company in India. It is the animation arm of the Singapore-based Toonz Group, which has diverse interests in production and distribution of live-action feature films, digital and gaming content, licensing and merchandising, and media-related education.[1][2] It was available in both English and Hindi languages.[3]

Toonz Animation was started in 1999 by G. A. Menon and Bill Dennis, who had worked on Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Toonz Animation is located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala. Its office is currently situated in the Technopark; it is expanding to a new 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) campus in the Kinfra Film and Video Park in Trivandrum.

Major projects on which Toonz Animation has worked include The Adventures of Tenali Raman, Return of Hanuman, Freefonix, Wolverine and the X-Men, Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Kid Krrish, and Gaturro."[4]

Toonz Animation is also the producer of the popular cricket based 2D animated teleseries Howzzattt.

Gaturro(film) a 90-minute 3D-animation feature film, including character design has been done in the Toonz Animation studio at Technopark Campus, Trivandrum,Kerala

Toonz Animation organizes an industry event called Animation Masters Summit every year. The event brings together top industry experts, vibrant animation professionals and aspiring young minds together to discuss trends and initiatives shaping the global animation industry. [5]


Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2007 Return of Hanuman Anurag Kashyap Co-produced with Percept Picture Company
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Will Meugniot Direct-to-video film
2010 Gaturro Gustavo Cova Co-produced with Ánima Estudios and Illusion Studios
2012 Swami Ayyappan Chetan Sharma
Mahesh Vettiyar
Co-produced with Animagic

TV Films[edit]

Year Film Channel Notes
2013 Kid Krrish Cartoon Network India Co-produced with FilmKraft Productions
2014 Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan
Kid Krrish: Mystery in Mongolia
Pakdam Pakdai Doggy Don vs Billiman Nickelodeon India Co-produced with Nick India
2015 Kid Krrish: Shakalaka Africa Cartoon Network India Co-produced with FilmKraft Productions
Pakdam Pakdai Ocean Attack Nickelodeon India Co-produced with Nick India
2016 Apna Bhai Gaju Bhai Disney Channel India Co-produced with Disney India

Television[edit]

Original Run Series Channel Notes
2003-2004 The Adventures of Tenali Raman Cartoon Network [6]
2008-2009 Freefonix BBC One
CBBC
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Nicktoons Co-produced with Marvel Animation, First Serve International and Noxxon Entertainment Inc.[7]
2013 Howzzattt Discovery Kids [8]
2013-Present Pakdam Pakdai Nickelodeon
Sonic Nicelodeon
[9]
2016 Gaju Bhai Disney Channel [10]
V 4 Viraat [11]
Chai Chai Hungama TV [12]
2017-Present Gattu Battu Nickelodeon India [13]
Sab Jholmaal Hai Sony Yay [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network acquires two new Indian animated series from Toonz Animation > afaqs! news & features". Afaqs.com. 27 February 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Nita Sathyendran (16 November 2012). "Animated adventures". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Indiantelevision dot com's Breaking News : Cartoon Netwoork to air 'The adventures of Tenali Raman' on 14 June". Indiantelevision.com. 12 June 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cartoons jump the 'desi' wagon". The Hindu. 24 February 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/toonz-to-hold-animation-masters-summit-115040100756_1.html
  6. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : 'Cartoon network focus on India-centric image-building'". Thehindubusinessline.in. 19 June 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Toonz, Marvel tie up for second part of X-Men series". Thaindian.com. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Discovery kids presents Gully Cricket in Howzzattt". DNA India. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nick launches Pakdam Pakdai- a chase comedy". The Times of India. May 30, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Disney India launches 'Gaju Bhai'". April 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ V 4 VIRAT
  12. ^ "Hungama turns to South India for growth". Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tapping into the homegrown content demand Nicklelodeon announces new show Gattu Battu". Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "Sony YAY! Channel to Anchor on Original Indian Toons". Retrieved April 16, 2017. 

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