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Animation Studio in Bangalore

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Bangalore (UNI): This Silicon Valley of India will add another feather to its cap when a US Dollar Three million animation studio comes up. Synergy Images Private Limited President and Chief Executive Officer Malini Subrahmaniam told newsmen here today that the Studio, first of its kind in Asia Pacific, will come up on 75,000 square feet area. The Karnataka Government has come forward to provide the necessary land and the process of indentificationof land was on, she added.

Ms Malini said that the Studio will have a dormitory for workers and a Training Centre would also be included. Once the studio was established the employee strength would rise to 500 from the present 150. She said that her company has created a history in Hindi film land by creating 'Zampano', an animated character for the soon-to-be-released Hindi feature film 'Friends Forever' with Ashmit Patel and Hrishithaa Bhatt in leading roles. "This is for the first time in the history of Indian cinema, the animated character shares over 36 minutes of screen space with live action sequences", Ms Malini added. She said that it took 10,000 hrs to create 'Zampano' which plays hero role in the film. "The team started by putting their concept on paper and then a clay model of their vision, Zampano got coloured on screen and went through several alterations before he got his body, clothes and facial features", she added.

Replying to a question, she said that her company looking for acquisition of small and medium animation companies. Stating that she aimed to make India as one of the destination for animation in the world, Ms Malini said that "with a vision to promote the creative talents in India and to make India the destination of choice for animation, games and other creative services, the company is poised to become the global leader in creative-technical solutions and services. There are plans to create its own IP and also to get into global production of animation and games"

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