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Aabid Surti and Biren Ghose to be honoured at Animation Masters Summit 2022

Renowned artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti, and animation industry veteran and Country Head, Technicolor Creative Studios, Biren Ghose will be honoured at the 2022 edition of Animation Masters Summit. Organized by Toonz Media Group, the virtual Summit will be held from 23 to 27 May 2022 virtually. Award-winning painter, cartoonist, author, playwright and environmental...

Redefining Metaverse Gaming with NFT

Two words that are creating tremendous buzz these days are `NFT’ and `Metaverse’. What exactly are they? And how are they revolutionizing the gaming sector? Let’s take a look. Metaverse simply refers to a network of 3D digital universes that provide individuals and businesses with endless opportunities for porting virtual reality services and assets. The...

Diversity in Kid’s Content

Children are easily impressionable. Precisely the reason why media content for children needs to be very well thought out and created.  Messages put out by the media can have a tremendous influence on children’s beliefs and behaviour, as young minds often imbibe  media messages at face value. However, media content, especially entertainment content, rarely reflects...

World Water Day 2022: Toonz initiative with UNESCO

On World Water Day, UNESCO along with its partners released three animation films under its initiative “H2Ooooh! – Waterwise program for the Children of India”. The films are based on the stories submitted by school students focusing on protection and conservation of Indian Rivers. The initiative was launched by UNESCO in July 2021, jointly with...

Toonz teams up with Tunche Films and CMG for Kayara

Peruvian animation studio Tunche Films has partnered with global animation major Toonz Media Group to co-produce Kayara through its Spain-based Fortoon Island, following the worldwide success of Tunche’s Ainbo – Spirit of the Amazon. The CGI film is set amidst the Inca civilization and, like Ainbo, follows an adventurous female lead. “It is, indeed, a privilege for Toonz to...

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing Storytelling

The 21st century is witnessing a revolutionary change in the concept of storytelling with the advent of Virtual Reality technology. You no longer have to be asleep now to escape into a dream-like reality – Virtual Reality (VR) helps you escape temporarily into a world where anything is possible even while you are wide...

Toonz inks strategic deal with Hearst Media Production Group

Recently launched production and distribution entity Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), which sits under New York-based Hearst Television, has struck an animation-focused strategic partnership with India’s Toonz Media Group. Under the deal, HMPG said it will bring its distribution expertise to engage North American audiences with Toonz’s slate of children’s animated projects. The companies are collaborating to find US...

Toonz and partners to bring life to ‘Bartali’s Bicycle’

Legendary road cyclist Gino Bartali has become the inspiration for a new feature film, this time an animated treatment targeted at a younger audience. Global animation major Toonz Media Group is teaming up with Lynx Multimedia Factory, Rai Ragazzi and Telegael to co-produce Bartali’s Bicycle (working title), inspired by the sportsman’s daring acts of courage and...

Tremblay Bros. Team with Toonz for ‘SWAT-KATS’ Revival

Twenty-eight years after the original series was produced, cult classic animation SWAT-KATS is all set to make a thrilling comeback. Show creators Christian and Yvon Tremblay have teamed up with global animation major Toonz Media Group to produce a brand-new series of the popular show about high-flying anthropomorphic feline fighters. The new series, SWAT-KATS Revolution, to be co-produced...