Established as the first ever animation event in India in 1999, each year Toonz celebrates the art of animation bringing together experts and leading figures from the global animation industry from across the world to interact with aspiring young talents, and for masters to showcase their work to animation professionals, entrepreneurs and the media.
The theme at this year’s AMS is ‘Connecting Content: Seeing the Big Picture’.
Industry experts who will gather in Trivandrum at the AMS include: the creator of the YouTube global success song I’m a Gummy Bear Christian Schneider; founder and CEO of Goldieblox Debbie Sterling; writer, animation artist and director who has worked on Watership Down, Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mister Fox and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Pete Dodd; Discovery Kids India head Uttam Pal Singh; Brand Monk CEO and VFX supervisor in the film industry Srinivas Mohan. A full list of speakers and industry guests will be announced in due course. Updated information can be found at http://animationsummit.in/
Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar comments on the AMS,“Designed to facilitate interaction between veterans and future generations of artists, the Animation Masters Summit is an important part of Toonz’s legacy to inspire young animation and special effects artists and inform them of how animation is being crafted and created around the world.”
Coinciding with the AMS, Toonz is this year launching the Cocoon Concept Lab, a program to support authentic story-telling and ideas by providing individualized concept development for emerging concept creators and writers with a TV/digital series idea or screenplay; and the selected projects will be taken to the international market to develop further under the Toonz banner.
In this ever-evolving and increasingly complex global multi-platform, consumer driven world empowered more and more by kids; how we create and deliver content is at the forefront of the development, production and delivery process. Our vision, understanding and capability to see the whole picture and connect content and build deeper engaging relationships through an enhanced and compelling emotion-driven viewing experience, is key to success and at the core of animation excellence.
Recognised and respected industry talents and experts from around the world will share their experiences, reflections and learnings at the Animation Masters Summit, offering inspirations and insights into what it takes to have vision, and connect and drive content in this invigorating new entertainment era. This year’s event will include many activities, to celebrate Toonz’s two decades of ‘entertaining the world’ of animation, positioning it as one if the largest and most active production studios in Asia.