'Hanuman' wins animation award, aims to go Spiderman way
IANS [ Mon, Mar 11, 2013 ]
- Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 11 (IANS) Technopark-based Toonz Animation's "Hanuman - The Immortal-2", an animated feature has won the Infocom-Assocham EME Award. The honour has given a huge boost to its creators who are aiming big now.
The director of the film U.K. Prakashan received the award in the Best Indian Animated Feature Film category at an event organised at the India Habitat Centre in the capital Saturday.
The Excellence in Media and Entertainment (EME) Awards, an International Competition, recognises the highest talent in animation and VFX (Visual Effects).
"These recognitions and awards will also help us to promote our Indian superhero Hanuman in the global animation arena and place him alongside the world's loved superheroes like Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, He-Man," said P. Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation.
The film transcends between the human world and the 'vannar' (monkey) world and is a modern day portrayal of the legendary hero's confrontation with a mutant demon warrior who is bent on reawakening the 'Asura' race.
Set up here in 1999, Toonz Animation has emerged as one of the biggest and most admired animation production houses in South Asia.