Driven by the passion to entertain the world.make kids happy.create lasting memories.
Toonz Media Group is a global leader specializing in creating top class entertainment content on various media and consumer platforms for kids and families across the world. With an incredible legacy of more than two decades in the industry, Toonz specialises in high quality content creation, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing & merchandising, gaming, AR/VR & other emerging technologies, and animation academics. With industry veterans from around the world in the global leadership team, Toonz Media Group believes in going that extra mile to ‘Entertain the World’.
Journey of Toonz
Major milestones achieved over the years
Incorporated Toonz with Mr. G A Menon, the Founder Chairman, Mr. Bill Dennis as CEO , Mr. Jayakumar as CFO, Mohan Subra as Creative Director and Cathy Peza as Studio Manager Initial operations from Park Center, Technopark.
Formal inauguration of Toonz by His Highness Sree Padmanabhadasa Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma, Maharaja of Travancore (1991–2013). Started operations from the North block of 7th Floor of Nila building, Technopark. Launched ‘Week with the Masters’. First batch of Animation Training started under Ajit Rao.
Cartoon Network Asia became the first customer. The first project was 15 promos named ‘Get Tooned’ for Cartoon Network. First long form series ‘Turtle Island’ for Viva Vision in Canada started.
Started Toonz Academy in Thiruvananthapuram. ‘The Adventures of Tenali Raman’ - India's 1st 2D episodic television series
LAUNCHED TENALI RAMAN IN Partnership with Cartoon Network INDIA.
Started Toonz Webel Academy in Kolkata. Started 3D division with 1st co-production ‘Finley the Fire Engine’ with Hallmark Entertainment, BBC and Isle of Man Film Fund.
‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ - First end to end international production with Marvel Studios.
‘Return of Hanuman’ - 1st theatrical with Percept Picture Company, Mumbai. ‘Dragonlance’ - First Hollywood studio co-production with Paramount Pictures based on the famous video game - Dungeons and Dragons.
‘Mostly Ghostly’ - 1st Live action movie with Universal studios
‘Magic Beyond Words’ - 2nd Live action movie based on the biography of J.K. Rowling. The film won Canadian Screen Awards 2013 for Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Film.
Chotoonz – YouTube channel for Toonz started.
Acquired IMIRA Entertainment, Spain as the Distribution Division. Opened New Zealand Office Opened Turkey Office
Jamillah and Aladdin - 1st Live action Television series with Kindle Entertainment and BBC.
First co-production in digital with Google on Gummy Bear Fruit Ninja co-production with Halfbrick studios/YouTube.
Chotoonz received Gold Play button for Million subscribers. Started activities in China in partnership with Pacific Media Group
Toonz Media Group has announced to the global industry its acquisition of a majority stake in the large full-service Emmy winning production house Telegael
Ri8brain, the EdTech initiative to encourage online creative learning was launched to take forward the legacy of Toonz Education Services.
Toonz Media Group acquired Bizzy Baby Media, which is now positioned as a full-fledged creative agency.
Toonz Media Group sets up Toonz NFT Labs in partnership with GuardianLink to specialize in the creation of Non-Fungible Tokens for custom-made digital assets.
To provide high quality content to both kids and teens through live-action mediums, Toonz Media Group launched a live-action division with Bruno Zarka as the lead.