Toonz India studios located here received a loud and
clear message from over 400 local children and two dozen
teachers. They love The Adventures of Tenali Raman.
Toonz India (www.toonzanimationindia.com)
invited 400 school children between age six and 14 along
with their teachers to a special premiere of the first
episodes of its The Adventures of Tenali Raman series.
The episodes are
from a 26-part series which is being developed and produced
by Toonz and distributed worldwide by Indigo, UK. The
screening took place at the Travancore Theatre on the
After the screening,
the children and teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire
about their reaction to the shows. A whopping 97 per cent
of the children preferred Tenali to nearly any animation
programme thats currently being shown on television.
They loved the
humour, music and the action. They were thrilled to see
an Indian hero on the screen. Every single teacher commented
that they would recommend the Tenali Raman show to children.
They also enjoyed the music and the beautiful backgrounds.
Says Toonz CEO
and president Bill Dennis, who was present for both sessions
with the children: Im thrilled with their
reactions. They laughed everywhere we wanted them to laugh
and they sat on the edge of their seats during the scarier
moments. After the screening, the kids had such great
new ideas that our director Roger Dondis and story editor
Ariel Prendergast are already busy trying to include some
of them in the remaining episodes.
of Tenali Raman is scheduled to air in India in January
2003 and elsewhere in the world beginning in March 2003.
Opened in the fall
of 1999, Toonz Animation India occupies more than 18,000
sq ft of space inside the Thiruvananthapuram Technopark.
Toonz Animation is the most advanced studio to open in
India since India emerged as a potential player in the
international animation industry.
a staff of 500 Indian and international artists, Toonz
has been voted as one of the top 10 animation companies
to watch in the year 2002 by Animation Magazine.