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Frames Conference Focuses on Game & Toons

The 4th annual Frame (Films, Radio, Audio-visual, Music, Events, Shows) Conference in India is highlighting videogames and animation, reports VARIETY. Running until March 17, 2004, the event is taking place in Mumbai at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. Frames discussions have covered broadcasting, animation, international co-productions and pioneering film marketing.

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UTV To Launch Indian Kids Net

Mumbai-based UTV has announced it will launch a Hindi language kids network. The channel will air dramas, comedies, movies, animation and documentaries targeted toward kids 4-19. This will be the first children's network from a company based out of India.

Recently, Turner Intl. India debuted its Pogo channel. Turner launched Cartoon Network in India in 1995.

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Toonz Animation Chairman Menon Dies

G.A. Menon, chairman of Toonz Animation India (Technopark, Trivandrum, India), died on Dec. 2, 2003 at the age of 72 of a heart attack he suffered on a Los Angelesbound flight from Singapore.

A native of Kerala, Menons career spanned more than 40 years in the global electronics business. He began his career at a statistician in the Thackersey Mooljee Group of textile mills in Bombay. Upon receiving his M.B.A. from Harvard, he held various managerial positions at IBM for 15 years.

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Nasscom Predicts Animation In India To Triple In Two Years

Nasscom, Indias premier information technology body, is betting big on the Indian animation industry, predicting the sector is all set to register an exponential growth in the coming years, according to the BUSINESS STANDARD in a report from its bureau in Bangalore, India.

Animation Events

Charm Anim 2003

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, September 29, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: September 29, 2003

Color Chips India Ltd. is an established corporate Animation player in India, with global clientele.The company is organizing the festival cum contest to encourage amateur animators and establish the medium as a powerful tool of communication and entertainment.All amateur animation artists below the age of 25 are eligible to participate. Entry is free.

Go to for more details.

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ASIFA Opens Up Chapter In India

ASIFA(Association Internationale Du film D'Animation), the only internationally recognized organisation for animation, has opened up it first ever national chapter in India. The national Indian chapter of ASIFA is located in the Toonz Studios in Technopark, Trivandrum. To check out their newletters and to get more info visit them online through AWN at

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Two New For Toonz Animation India

Roger Dondis and Nelson Uduando have joined Toonz Animation India, as creative director and head of animation respectively. Roger Dondis joins Toonz Animation India from Wild Brain Studios where he worked as animation director and overseas supervisor on feature film productions. Roger has been director, animation director, designer and animator on many commercials and several long format projects. He begins with Toonz Animation India on January 1, 2002. Nelson P. Udaundo joins Toonz Animation India as head of the animation department.

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Christine Joins Toonz Animation India As Studio Manager

Toonz Animation India has announced that Tiersa Christine has joined the company as studio manager. Previously, Christine served as manager of operations for Disney I.d.e.a.s. where she was responsible for day-to-day operations for the full service post-production facility based in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. President and CEO Bill Dennis said, "I've known Tiersa pre-dating my days at Disney and Ive kept an eye on her progress. I feel shell bring a tremendous wealth of experience to the studio in India and I know that this is a good match for both studio and her.

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ASIFA Opens First Chapter In India

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 12:00am

ASIFA, the only internationally sanctioned organization for animation, will open a chapter in India. This new chapter will be located in the city of Trivandrum within the Indian state of Kerala, home of Toonz Animation India. The first meeting of ASIFA India will occur during The 2nd Annual Week With The Masters Animation Celebration, from October 30 - November 3, 2000. Bill Dennis, president and CEO of Toonz Animation India, will head the new chapter. Dennis has worked on animated classics such as THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN and THE LITTLE MERMAID.

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Derek Lamb & Jeffrey Hale Team On New Short

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 12:00am

Award winning filmmakers, Derek Lamb & Jeffrey Hale are teaming up with Toonz Animation India to produce THE LAST BRITISH COLONEL IN INDIA, a short animated comedy film. The flick is based on an original song by Derek Lamb and satirizes the British Empire days in India, bringing to light for the first time the real reason why the British quit India in 1947. "This entire project began to percolate at last years Week with the Masters hosted by Toonz Animation in India. Both Derek and Jeffrey thought it was time to tell this previously unknown story.

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India Reincarnates Dead Stars

In Chennai, India, Penta Media, 3D Max Media and Hewlett Packard have announced plans to produce a film, STARWAY, which will star two deceased Indian actors, brought back to life through CGI. The TIMES OF INDIA reported that no decision has been made on which stars would be reincarnated as themselves. In regards to ethical concerns, the newspaper published a comment from S. Rangarajan, director of special effects at Media Dreams: "This mixing of the real and unreal has a dangerous dimension.