Infobells, interactive edutainment publisher based in Bangalore, recently launched the first ever 3D Animated Kannada Rhymes collection DVD. The DVD contains 25 3D Animated Rhymes amounting to the duration of 50 minutes. Each rhyme is about 1 min. and is repeated 2 times back-to-back to enable the kids to listen to the rhyme once and then sing along it the next time it plays.
From Infobells 5 Pre Production artists, 10 Animators and 5 Post postproduction artists have completed this series of animated video rhymes in 6 months. The DVD is available in all retail outlets in Bangalore and can also be bought online via Infobells’ website. For the distribution of its DVDs Infobells has its own offices in South India that handles the distribution and in other parts of India it has other distributors. Infobells has distributed more than 3000 copies of the DVDs to retail outlets across Karnataka. Out of which approximately 1500 copies have already been sold.
Talking to AnimationXpress.com Kuber Natarajan, MD, Infobells shared, “Each rhyme in this DVD comes with excellent quality, expressive animation, foot tapping music, nice dialogues in between rhymes, colourful backgrounds. All this makes this DVD even more interesting for one and all. It’s like you are watching an animated children’s film while learning/ re-collecting rhymes. This DVD is a ‘must gift’ for your dear ones”.
About the challenges faced while developing these rhymes, Kuber asserted, “The most challenging task was to maintain the nativity of the local culture and to develop the lead character that would attract kids. We worked hard to keep our characters ‘Chinnu’ (cute girl) and ‘Pappu’ (the dog) cute and adorable without missing the nativity, also the characters’ expressions have been really worked on, that it not only attracts the kids but one and all who sees it”.
These 25 fun filled entertaining rhymes are melodiously sung by Anuradha Bhat, who has done number of playback singing for the Kannada films in the past. A dedicated team of 25 members put remarkable efforts to achieve utmost quality of the collection. The songs are composed in a way which will help children who are over two years old not only to recognize the characters and story but also to sing along the rhymes.
Infobells has also worked on Preschool DVD in English, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu; 3D English Rhymes DVD – Volume 1 & 2; Kindergarten DVD in English, Kannada, Tamil; and Phonics Made Easy DVD, Flower Rhymes, Animal Rhymes, Bird Rhymes, Birthday Songs DVD, Sweet Lullabies’ in English & Kannada to name a few.
The studio is currently working on Unique English Moral Stories in 3D, and many other products. And according to Kuber, Infobells aims to become a full fledged animation studio, which can cater to the TV audience.
Infobells Interactive Solutions is a multi-faceted E-Learning firm engaged in publishing and marketing of Interactive Educational & Edutainment CD-ROMs/ VCDs/ DVDs, covering wide categories like Children Rhymes, Animated Stories, Kids Education, etc.