Toonz Animation India is organising a ‘Safari’ for the general public at the Toonz Studio in Technopark, on May 13, 14 and 15.
This fun-filled and informative ‘safari’ has been named ‘The journey of a story through animation production.’ This three-day event is part of the fifteenth anniversary celebrations of Toonz Animation India.
“This is our 15th anniversary year, we are organising many events throughout the year and Toonz Safari is also part of it. We want to give people a first-hand experience on how an animation film is made, how new characters are born and the stages it goes through,” said Toonz Animation CEO P Jayakumar.
He said that the aim of the safari is to take animation to the masses and make them understand what goes into producing the wonderful cartoons that they see on their televisions. “A lot of planning, years of toil and creative teamwork culminates into a TV series or movie and every cartoon has an interesting story to tell and this is our earnest effort to bring the general public closer to animation,” he added.
‘’Through this ‘Animation safari’ people will not only get an opportunity to visit our world-class studio but also to know the production details of some of our prestigious projects, right from the first Indian animated series ‘Tenali Raman’ to our latest release ‘Kid Krrish’,’’ Jayakumar said.
The Toonz Safari will be in two batches - one from 10 am to 12 noon and another from 2 pm to 4 pm on all days. It includes live demo, studio tour and also sessions led by some of the animation experts. The participant will be given a detailed presentation on the process of animation filmmaking right from the scripting stage to the final production. The experience is open to one and all irrespective of age.
Mohan Subramaniam, owner of ‘Subra designs’, a leading animation consultancy company based in London, will handle a session in the ‘safari.’
Vice-president, Toonz Academy Vinod A S, who has many years of experience in handling the Toonz Animation’s training wing, will take the participants through the journey of animation and the latest developments in the field.
The Toonz Safari will take 30 persons as a batch and the entry is free.