Saturday, March 27, 2010

40,000 animators required globally: 'Chhota Bheem' makers

Speaking at the inaugural function of the Green Gold Academy of Animation in Hyderabad on Thursday, Joan Vogelesang (present and CEO of Toonboom Animation, which is widely known for creating the popular animated television serial 'Chhota Bheem' that helped Pogo channel to emerge as the numero uno kids channel) said that an estimated 40,000 animators are required globally.

Green Gold founder Rajiv Chilaka said the academy would assure 100% placement. They offered a long-term one year diploma courses in 2D traditional and flash character animation and 2D traditional and 3D character animation and short term, 3-month courses in digital background painting and post production (editing/compositing).

The company's promoter Samir Jain said they are planning to get into theatrical animation movies very soon. Academy Dean Rosauro Adorable, who has over 3 decades of experience in the field and has worked on projects including Tom & Jerry from Warner Brothers, recalled how in the 80s, no one knew anything about animation.Award-winning Telugu director Indraganti Mohanakrishna said the medium of animation was increasingly becoming important specially by way of attracting the attention of children.

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