Lamput was released globally in 2017 as a micro-short series of 15 seconds on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Turner’s other affiliated channels – both on TV as well as digital platforms. In a very short span the Lamput shorts crossed a million views and stands at a whopping 20 million views today.
Lamput season two was immediately commissioned as a series of two minutes. It allowed us more time to establish characters, personalities, plots and situations better. We got to explore newer zones in terms of storytelling. A series of 21 shorts of two minutes each was released in 2018.
Personally I feel some of the best episodes came up in this season. In 2017 Lamput was awarded the Best case study at the FICCI Frames awards. Earlier this month Lamput won the award for the Best 2D animated programme or series at the Asian Academy Creative Awards. So the appreciations are coming in from all fronts and we are extremely happy for that. 2019 will mark the start of season three – a new challenge for all of us!
On a personal front I am in a very happy state. At Vaibhav Studios we are currently creating our own content from scratch and making it work extremely well commercially too. The icing on the cake is that we are funding our feature production with it too! I cant ask for more. My gratitude to all the mad men and women I work with at Vaibhav Studios.
Here are the folks that make the Lamput happen:
Concept – Vaibhav Kumaresh
Script and Direction – Vaibhav Kumaresh & Anand Babu
Storyboards and animatics – Anand Babu, Abhilash Narayanan, Rajiv Eipe, Vaibhav Kumaresh and Upamanyu Bhattacharyya
Color art and backgrounds – Ganesh Kotale
Music, voices and Sound design – Roto Shah
Additional sound design and music – Advait Nemlekar
Animation Production – Inspidea, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Post production and Mastering – Bhavesh Gondaliya & Sajid Khan
Studio assistance – Baadal Chaurasia
Produced by – Vaibhav Studios, Mumbai
I want to express my sincere gratitude to Silas Hickey, Yoshiya Ayugai and Mark Eyers – the team at Cartoon Network Asia Pacific that supported and encouraged Lamput at every step. Its purely due to their support that Lamput has achieved the visibility it has.
(This article has been contributed by Vaibhav Studios founder and director Vaibhav Kumaresh and AnimationXpress.com does not necessarily subscribe to these views).