Toonz Animation India (TAI), with its 2D Animation Academy at Technopark in Thiruvanathapuram and the Animation School in Kolkata, will start a state-of-the-art 3D Animation Academy at its Technopark premises, it was reported by the BUSINESS STANDARD. The proposed academy will offer a six-month 3D animation course.
The 3D academy will have an international and national faculty comprising of veterans from the animation industry and from within the company, according to Toonz coo P Jayakumar. Special 3D consultants from the industry will develop the course curriculum, which would comprise an intensive training in classical, 2D animation and 3D animation using the latest technologies and softwares.
The Academy plans to admit 25 students in its first course. Jayakumar said, The intake of the candidates will be based upon an aptitude test and interview. Toonz will use its industry linkages to provide placement assistance for successful candidates. Those selected and successfully graduating from the academy will have a lifetime chance of working along with award winning talent at Toonz and also will be involved in all the international and in-house projects.
The purpose of the Toonz academy is to provide the rapidly growing animation industry with creative and budding talents and thereby promote animation as a career in India, he added.
Toonz (www.toonzanimationindia.com) is an industry leader in India, occupying more than 10,000 square feet of space inside Technopark in Thiruvanathapuram. It is the most advanced studio to open in India since the country emerged as a potential player in the international animation industry, claims Jayakumar. The studio employs more than 400 Indian and international artists and hosts the Week With The Masters' Animation Celebration's Film Competition. Toonz is also a publisher of comic books and comic strips.
Toonz own television series titled, THE ADVENTURES OF TENALI RAMAN, can be seen on TV screens throughout the region. Recently, Toonz improved its international presence in by setting up its own offices in Tokyo, Brisbane and London.